Fresh Lime-Basil Sorbet


Yield3 cups
Prep Time6 hours


Perfect with the Marinated Melon for a breakfast starter or luncheon dessert.


  • 1 c Lime Juice, fresh squeezed (8-10 limes)
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 c Simple Sugar Syrup
  • 1 bn Basil Leaves (about 12 leaves)
  • 1 egg white


Combine all ingredients into a freezer friendly container and freeze 6-8 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer and allow to soften a little. Put chunks of frozen mixture into a food processor and process until all crystals have disappeared and mixture is smooth. Re-pack into container and keep frozen until needed. This will keep for up to 2 months. If you prefer a lighter, less icy sorbet, add 1 egg white during processing.
Makes 3 cups.


This can also be a refreshing break at a dinner party.