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Monday, August 15, 2011

Lime Sherbet and Lime Sorbet





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The Silver Fox and one of our grandsons share a love of green desserts. The little one adores mint and pistachio, while his grandfather is inordinately fond of the tart lime variety. The last two weeks have been packed with fun and laughter and lots of good food, but for one reason or another a lime dessert never made it to the table. Things are beginning to quiet down now, and I thought this would be a good time to make a treat or two specifically for the Silver Fox. He requested a lime milk shake, but in order to make one I needed lime sherbet. What we have in our stores is not worthy of the name, so the first step in making the milk shake was to make lime sherbet. Sherbet is like a sorbet to which milk or cream is added. Both are really easy to make, especially if you have an ice cream freezer. I'm including recipes for both of them today and tomorrow I plan to feature the milk shake that Bob so enjoys. I use fresh key lime juice to make both these ices, but that is only because I can buy it at the Hispanic grocery I frequent. I have, by the way, been known to use commercially bottled juice, and while it works well in these recipes, I do find it has a slightly more metallic taste than the fresh juice. Lovers of the not so sweet usually love these ices. I think some of you might too. Here's how they are made.

Lime Sherbet ...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

3 teaspoons lime zest
3/4 cup lime juice
3 cups half and half
3/4 cup sugar

Directions:

1) Zest and juice limes.
2) Combine zest and juice with half and half, and sugar.
3) Pour mixture into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions.
4) When frozen thick, serve right away or transfer to plastic container and place in freezer until ready to serve. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Lime Sorbet...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

2 Cups sugar
2 Cups water
1-1/2 cups lime juice (about 12 limes)
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest

Directions:

1) Mix water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer without stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 3 to 5 minutes. Cool completely.
2) While simple syrup is cooking, begin squeezing lime juice. Strain juice to remove pulp. Add zest to juice. Refrigerate until simple syrup cools.
3) Combine juice and syrup in ice cream maker and process, using manufacturers directions, until frozen. This can take up to an hour. Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours to harden. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.







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61 comments:

Alessandra said...

That photo of grandfather and grandson is so sweet :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Dzoli said...

Yes the photo is great.I always get soft when I see my father walking with my two year old
Your sherbet and shorbet m,ust be really refreshing:)

EliFla said...

Hi Mary, I am still on Holiday , but in Italy...since two days ago I was in LA and bought a lot of ingredients...but nou Lime juice, I'm ging to prepare your recipe with fresh lime juice...my blog is still on holiday....blessings and hugs, Flavia

Priya said...

So sweet, fabulous picture..btw sorbet looks super refreshing..

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love the flavour of lime, this is right up my street. Keep well Diane

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

Oh...lime sorbet sounds great and super refreshing...thanks! xoxo from Trinidad

Simona said...

i love all your recipes ..indeed

bellini said...

Sherbert was always my dads favourite and we had it in the freezer always growing up.

Big Dude said...

They both sound very refreshing and look delicious

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The lime sorbet sounds great Mary! I think it will be the next thing I make in the ice cream maker:@)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mary, I love that photo!! Priceless. The sorbet sounds perfect for our 100+ temperatures! thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Karen S Booth said...

I love the family photo and the sorbet looks brilliant! Very refreshing for the muggy days we are having here at the moment.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Great photos. It's fun hearing about your visit with your family, and judging from all the cool desserts you've been posting, I'm sure you've got some satisfied customers!

Maris (InGood Taste) said...

Love the photo! I am sure Bob know how lucky he is to have such special homemade treats!

Clint said...

Great shot of the SF and grandson! And the sorbet sounds vewwy wefweshing.

Pegasuslegend said...

Delicious!

Buttercup said...

I'm with grandfather and grandson. I like tart lime and pistachio and peppermint ice cream.

Jenn said...

Yes! I want both and a milk shake, thank you!! :)
Love the picture... adorable!!

Kim said...

This sherbet looks good and I bet the milkshake was perfect!

PeggyR said...

Love the picture. The sherbet and shorbet sound great.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Such a wonderful post. So thrilled everything went well and the kids are loving their time with you both!

Dave

pae said...

Ohh my goodness!! All the food looks incredibly delicious. How i wish I could have 'One Perfect Bite' on every each of them :D

I've linked your blog to my page because I would definitely keep on browsing this page every other day to try your recipes in my kitchen,
here in Malaysia.

Have a great day too :)

Pondside said...

I loved the 'walking together' photo of your two fellows - classic@
Not too sweet? - that's for me.

Jane said...

Ooohhh! I love the emphasis on limes! It's the absolute essence of summer sweets. Beautiful post and I love the photo of grandson and grandpa. Very sweet.

Food Glorious Food! said...

There is always a space for lime in my stomach.. so refreshing.. no mater how full after a huge meal... there is always space for lime dessert! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe!

Gloria said...

I love the grandfather and grandson picture and this sorbet is amazing Mary!! blessings. gloria

Cooking Creation said...

What a sweet photo of grandfather hand-in-hand with grandson. I'm more of a sorbet fan than sherbet :)

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

great photo of grandad and grandson...sherbet tops it off to make a fantastic post!

Faith said...

What a sweet post, Mary -- I love that photo! We are also fans of lime desserts in my house. They're so refreshing and perfect for summer days. Both of these recipes look fantastic!

Ama said...

This looks amazing. Love the picture!

Joanne said...

I love citrus desserts, especially cold citrus. The tartness cuts the decadence so well!

SweetSavoryPlanet said...

Lime goes hand in hand with sorbet and sherbert. Nice Shot.

Eating Deliciously said...

Such a sweet photo. Can't wait to try both the sorbet and sherbet.

yummychunklet said...

Love the desserts, but the photo of the two walking is so precious!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! I love lime, and this looks so refreshing!

- Maggie

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Photo is lovely...and the recipe is very refreshing...

Rambling Tart said...

I love that photo of two of your men. How precious. :-)

JG said...

Both are sweet photos! Lime Sherbet is so refreshing.
~Judy

The Crafty College Cooker said...

Cute pictures! I never knew sorbet would be so simple to make!

From the Kitchen said...

Mary: I love the photo of the little one walking with his grandfather. I wonder what they were talking about. Summer is winding down and I have yet to make ice cream or sherbet. Perhaps this delicious looking dish will inspire me.

Do I remember pencil boxes? Indeed I do. I have several myself!! = )

Best,
Bonnie

LV said...

Just dropped by for a bowl of that sherbet. I love the photo of the young and old strolling together.

tipper said...

I never thought about makin sherbet but my girls love it-so I should : )

Love the photo-so sweet.

zaida said...

Hi Mary! Many thanks for your visit to my blog. I´m very happy to have comments in English too :-)

I´m very grateful for your comment because it´s allowed me to know your wonderful blog.

Besos!

Martha said...

Mary -- I tried your lemon sour cream muffins -- they're on my blog today!

Love your photo!

Emily Malloy said...

Beautiful photo. So touching :)

Joy said...

What a sweet picture of the Silver Fox :) and your grandson plus the sherbert looks wonderful.

teresa said...

what a sweet picture, i love it! both of these sound just wonderful, so delicious for summer.

Au and Target said...

Perfect for this weather - thanks!

Kelsey @aslolife said...

This looks delicious--I love the tanginess of lime in dessert, or really anything of that matter. I just need an ice cream maker!

polwig said...

Beautiful photo and I can't wait to try these refreshing sorbet.

Swathi said...

Beautiful photos and nice cirtusy sherbet.

Beloved Green said...

How refreshing for the summer!

Anna A. said...

Ooooo this tang is where it's at!

That Girl said...

You're braver than I am. I can't handle the taste of bottled lime juice.

ButterYum said...

I have to confess, I don't believe I have ever heard of a lime milkshake, but why not?

Great photo of your loved ones.

:)
ButterYum

Linda A. Thompson said...

What a refreshing dessert! And the photo is sweet.

Becki's Whole Life said...

I love all of the Sorbet's that you have been posting here, Mary! Lime is one of my favorite fruity flavors so I will need to try this. I like to use the fresh Key Limes, too. I usually get a good workout juicing them:-)

lifeisfull said...

Another lovely treat! I'm still undecided about buying an ice-cream maker... fearing it becomes another one of 'those' appliances ... like the waffle maker! :)

Elaine said...

This looks so refreshing. I just love that photo of your husband and grandson.

ValleyWriter said...

This looks so refreshing - both in terms of taste buds and the fact that it's not neon green (like supermarket brands...).

My Little Space said...

Oooo... you really have no idea how time flies! Just look at the little one... has all grown up. Do you think he's going to have more little sisters or brothers?? haha....
Have a great day.
Kristy

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