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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 235.5
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.8 mg
  • Sodium: 19.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Mo's Lime Sherbet

Submitted by: MOMILLER11

Introduction

A neighbor's gift of an older unused but fancy ice cream maker prompted us to start experimenting with our own recipes. We love sherbet and sorbet, especially in summer, but there were no sherbet recipes included in the instruction book.

This sherbet really pops with lime flavor! We plan to experiment next with lower fat replacements for the half and half, to see how low fat we can go while still getting the creamyness needed.
A neighbor's gift of an older unused but fancy ice cream maker prompted us to start experimenting with our own recipes. We love sherbet and sorbet, especially in summer, but there were no sherbet recipes included in the instruction book.

This sherbet really pops with lime flavor! We plan to experiment next with lower fat replacements for the half and half, to see how low fat we can go while still getting the creamyness needed.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3/4 cup fresh lime juice
    juice from one lemon
    1/2 cup chilled water
    1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
    zest (green part only) from 2 limes
    1 1/2 cups half and half
    green food coloring (optional)

Tips

Rolling the lemon and limes between the palm of your hand and the countertop before cutting and juicing will help to release the juice.


Directions

Juice one lemon and enough limes to make one cup of juice. Add 1/2 cup of chilled water to the juice. Keep cold.

Pulse the sugar and lime zest together several times in the food processor until the zest is broken into tiny pieces and incorporated into the sugar. Add the half and half and pulse until the sugar is well incorporated.

Combine the juice mixture and the half and half mixture gently. Stir in a drop of two of green food coloring if you like. Process in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. I use a Cuisinart ice cream maker, and it takes approximately 25-30 minutes to process the mixture.

The sherbet will be "soft serve" at this point. You can serve it immediately, or transfer it to a chilled container and freeze to harden before serving (it actually tastes better after it has "ripened" in the freezer for a few hours). I like to garnish a scoop with a thin slice of lime and a sprig of fresh basil.

Serving Size: makes about 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMILLER11.






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