Ice Cream Party … Raspberry Lime SorbetNovember 24, 2007 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Dessert, Fruit, Ice Cream | 7 Comments
The first snow of the year + Ice Cream = perfect combination. Right?
Ok, not in most people’s minds, but I’m not most people and when I stumbled upon the Ice Cream Party being hosted by Ice Cream Ireland in an effort to get bloggers to taste test their recipes for a cookbook they’re putting together I couldn’t resist. Who cares if there are light flurries falling from the sky.
A lot of people rave about The Perfect Scoop being THE ice cream book, but to be honest, only a few recipes left me drooling. Most left me feeling meh. If Ice Cream Ireland’s blog is any indicator of what the cookbook will be like then I’m in heaven. Take a look at their blog and if you’re not wiping the drool off your chin recipe after recipe … your crazy.
This was the perfect excuse to take my ice cream maker of out and make a delicious treat, the only problem was deciding which one to make. In the end I settled on the Raspberry Lime Sorbet, but I did have Greg get me everything I would need for the Cookies Ice Cream so, even though I may not make it in time for the round up, it will be made in the very near future and I will be visiting their blog on a regular basis when I’m in the mood to make myself a nice cool treat.
This recipe was great for a number of reasons. First and foremost it tasted AMAZING, it was perfect in every way. You’ll notice that as of right now there isn’t much of a picture of the final product. Ummm I kinda sorta couldn’t keep it on the spoon long enough to take a good picture and any attempt at plating it so it looked good was out of the question. I even dripped a little on my Canon 30D aka nice, expensive camera that doesn’t like ice cream quite as much as I do. I’ll be taking more pictures later, but my eating frenzy left it needing to be put in the freezer before it melted away. Since I plan on gobbling up every last drop I couldn’t risk letting it melt. So, you’ll just have to wait until later for a pretty picture of the final product.
The second and almost as important reason it was great is that it was really easy. Sure, there are a few steps, but a mere 4 ingredients and a short amount of time later you will be left with the most delicious treat ever. Not including the waiting/cooling time this recipe probably takes about 10-15 minutes of your time.
And, since reasons always need to come in sets of three. I present to you reason number three why this is a recipe everyone who likes raspberries and limes will love. It’s a guilt free dessert!! Yes, that’s right, I was able to enjoy my feeding frenzy without an ounce of guilt. With only 1 cup of sugar and the rest being made up of fresh fruit you really can’t do much better than this when you want a tasty treat to calm you sweet tooth.
On a sale of 1-5 I give this recipe a 10.
Raspberry Lime Sorbet
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
8 oz Fresh, Ripe Raspberries
Zest the 4 limes and add to a pan with the cup of sugar
Boil water and add 1 cup of boiling water to the sugar and lime zest mixture. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and let sit for 30 minutes.
Strain the lime zest and put it back in the pan. Add the raspberries and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and wisk until the raspberries are broken up. Put in the refridgerator to cool. Once cool add the lime juice.
At this point I decided to put it all through the seive to get rid of the raspberry seeds and any tiny bits of the lime pulp.
Toss it in your ice cream maker and let it do it’s job.