I came across this absolutely delicious flavour combination in Portugal recently, and simply had to try it at home. Lime is a refreshing taste in itself, but the basil just gives it an unusual edge. It rocks! Based on an easy ice cream formula, there are no eggs involved, and from start to finish it takes about 3/4 hour, if you use an ice cream maker.
This makes about a litre of ice cream, suitable for 5 people. To get more juice out of the limes, put them in the microwave for about 20 seconds before squeezing.
Marvellous. So tangy and easy to make. I live in Portugal but haven't come across this ice cream before! Thank you. - 10 Jul 2014