It's warming up again and I have been busy experimenting with the ice cream maker!! I love my Cuisinart, it's so easy! We had one as a kid that was this huge, noisy wooden thing. I have seen similar versions today that you have to put ice all around it and rock salt and whatever else it entails...too much trouble! Now I know why it was only used for special occasions, like twice a year. The Cuisinart is small, quick and inexpensive for a delicious easy treat. It's something you could easily get in the habit of pulling out every night during the summer. Good thing all my recipes are lower in sugar and dairy free (except when dark chocolate is added)!
The first round of this sorbet made us all pucker up a little too much! I added more strawberries and took down the lime juice and it seems to be perfect...in our opinion. Feel free to add more strawberries or simply leave out the lime but we think the tart compliments the berries well. This is very refreshing and reminds me of a daiquiri, I think it would be excellent with a little rum stirred in and umbrella on top!
Recipe: Strawberry Lime Sorbet
- 4 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/4-1/3 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tbsp lime zest
- 1/8-1/4 cup honey*
- Throw everything into a high powered blender (I used a Vitamix) and blend until smooth
- The consistency may be perfect as is to serve or for a more frozen treat, run it through an ice cream maker
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer and let it sit our for about 15 minutes before serving
*I used Nature's Hollow Honey made with Xylitol to lower the sugar amount