Lime and basil sorbet

    2 hours 35 min

    A refreshing sorbet with a wonderfully fresh taste. Don't be shocked by the addition of basil - the flavours work well together.

    68 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 250ml water
    • 180ml fresh lime juice
    • 20 fresh basil leaves, minced

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr freezing  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

    1. Make a syrup by bringing the sugar and water to the boil in a small saucepan; allow to boil 1 minute; remove from heat.
    2. Combine the sugar syrup, lime juice and basil in a blender; puree. Pour the mixture into a container and cover; store in freezer until completely frozen, about 2 hours.
    3. Break the frozen mixture into pieces and place in the blender; blend until smooth. Return to the container and cover. Store in freezer until ready to serve.

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    The first time I tried this, it was a little too sour for my family, so for the second batch I added another half cup of simple syrup and it turned out GREAT. Also, it took longer than 2 hours to freeze the mixture (even starting with chilled simple syrup). I think this is best prepared a day in advance. This recipe is so easy and delicious, I will be making it several times this summer!  -  25 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Ran out of lime juice - used lime + lemon + pineapple. Had no basil - used sage. Threw in frozen blackberries. The sorbet was DELICIOUS, just seedy from the blackberries. Yes my username should be FailureToFollowDirections.  -  10 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great martini mixer!! Just add vodka. Garnish with a lime twist and 1 small basil leaf. Beautiful and so refreshing.  -  27 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)