Lime Sorbet


1 and 1/4 cups sugar
grated rind of 1 lime
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1-2 tbs fresh lemon juice
Convectioners sugar to taste
slivers of lime rind for garnish


  • In a small heavy pan, dissolve the sugar in 2 and 1/2 cups of water, without stirring over medium heat.
  • When sugar has dissolved bring to the boil and continue to boil for 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove pan from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Combine the cooled sugar syrup and lime rind and juice in a measuring bowl, stir well, then taste and adjust the flavor by adding some lemon juice of some confectioners sugar. Do not over sweeten.
  • Freeze the mixture in an ice cream machine, and follow the manfacturers directions.
  • If you do not have an ice cream machine, pour the mixture into a metal or plastic freezer container and freeze for about 3 hours, until softly set.
  • Remove the ixture from the container and chop coarsley into 3 inch pieces, then place in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Return the mixture to the freezer container and freeze again until set.
  • Repeat this freezing and chopping process several times or until a smooth consistency has been achieved.
  • Serve decorated with slivers of lime rind.




1 hr 30 min


5 min


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