Friday, August 22, 2008

Basil-Lime Sorbet

This was so easy and delicious! For someone like me who's lactose intolerant, this is the perfect summer dessert!

  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 20 basil leaves
  • Simple syrup (1 cup of water, 1 1/4 cups of sugar)
A juicer would be helpful to do this. You must use fresh limes. Old limes are bitter and lime juice is too sour without being "limey" enough.

I used more like 40 leaves of basil because I had it. The more basil you put it in, the more bits of basil you will get in every spoonful, so it's up to whether you like that or not. Some people don't like having pieces of leaf on their tongue.

Chop up the basil first. Then blend it with the lime juice and simple syrup.

It will look mustard green, but don't worry about it. Put the mixture in a closed container and freeze.

When it's icy, stir it up with a spoon.

Then freeze it completely.

Pour the frozen mix into a blender or food processor.

Blend until smooth and it will be light green.


Then scoop out and enjoy!

It's so yummy. I scoop a little out each night to eat. The funny thing is that it smells like basil, but tastes like lime.


Baby and Me said...

This looks so refreshing! I have a mint plant at the house I wonder if i could do mint and lime??? hmmmm...

Miss Shortcake said...

oh, anita! Those pictures are gorgeous! (And the sorbet looks good, too ;) )