Monday, August 15

Lime Sorbet

This is another one of those things I came up with to use up all those limes.

And it's refreshing and mouth puckering in a pleasing sort of way.

It's funny too, because Hubs reminded me that this would be a good one to remember when I get pregnant again.

No, I am not hinting at anything. 

But it's a a good one to remember.....  When I was pregnant with Peanut the only "strange" craving I had was for all things lime.  Do you know how hard it is to find lime candy?  Practically all green candy is green apple.

But I didn't want green apple.  I wanted lime.

So poor Hubs was left with boxes of Mike and Ikes that were clean picked of any lime ones, 'cause that's all I would eat.  This all of course was before I found out I had gestational diabetes, but that's a whole other post.

So I will leave you with this refreshing little number....

Lime Sorbet

1 cup water
1 cup sugar (I used dehydrated cane juice/organic sugar--no dark colored sucanat this time)

Zest of 5 small limes
1 cup + 2 Tbsp fresh, squeezed lime juice (this was probably about 7 limes for me, but they were on the smaller end)

In a medium sauce pan, dissolve sugar in water over medium high heat.  Remove from heat and pour  into small mixing bowl and store in refrigerator until mixture has completely cooled.  Once cooled, mix in zest and lime juice and process in ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions--mine took about 25 minutes to process to a soft serve consistency.  Several more hours in the freezer after that and the mixture will be much more solid--like sorbet!

Serve on a warm summer night for best results.  :) 

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This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Designs By Gollum Foodie Friday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen 
Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap at A Moderate Life

La Bella Vita's Fresh Clean and Pure Friday 
Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday


Elsa's Cooking Diary said...

I love all things lime and I'm currently pregnant. :) Not just lime though, but anything with citrus. I cannot even believe the amount of fruit I've eaten.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

My mouth is puckering just reading this! I feel 10 degrees cooler. Gorgeous pictures!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Yum! I love sorbets and this one looks stunning! Thanks for linking up with Friday Potluck!

ButterYum said...

Cool and refreshing - the simple recipes are sometimes the best!


Jane said...

LIME!!! Definitely on my "try this week" list. Thanks for sharing...
Jane (artfully graced)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jackie,
Your Lime Sorbet looks like just the thing for this hot weather. It would be so fresh and cool. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come back soon,
Miz Helen

Jason@JLHealth said...

My oldest son would love this as he is a huge fan of all things lime.

Great post and thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.


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