Lime & Basil Sorbet from WW

This recipe was listed on “featured recipes” on the Weight Watchers app a couple of weeks ago.  I kept going back and drooling over it looking at it, and yesterday I gave up and just made it.

Wow!  If you enjoy freebasing the taste of lime, you’ll love this stuff.  Additionally, the base would lend itself well to coconut, pineapple, mango…just about any flavors you’d want.  How ever you decide to make it, its pure summer!  🙂  One serving = 1/2c = 3p+

Buttermilk Lime & Basil Sorbet

1 1/3c granulate sugar, divided

2/3c water

4c buttermilk

3 Tbsp lime juice

2 tsp lime zest

1c fresh basil, minced

1) make the basil syrup: in a sauce pan over medium heat, dissolve 2/3c sugar with 2/3c water.  After boiling for 1 minute, remove from heat, add the basil, and set aside to cool.  Cool completely before proceeding.

2) in mixing bowl, mix the remaining 2/3c sugar with the buttermilk.  Whisk well to dissolve the sugar, adding the lime juice and zest.  Poor into the bowl of an ice cream maker (if you don’t have an ice cream maker, hang tight…there are instructions below…).  Add the cooled basil syrup and follow instructions on your ice cream maker.

If you have trouble pouring the syrup, make a cone out of something handy and bendy Silpat
lime zest
gratuitous shot of lime pucks...I just love how my juice-squeezer-thingy turns them inside-out...

3) if you don’t have an ice cream maker: poor the combined mixtures into a glass cake pan, 9×9 or 9×13.  Place this in the freezer, then every 45 minutes or so, rake a fork through it to fluff it up and separate the ice crystals.  Do this for about three hours, or until the sorbet is the consistency you want.

4) try not to eat it all at once. Seriously.

I used a pie-plate in the freezer. ...this is what's left of the sorbet after The Men of the House dug into it...

I’m not really sure if freezing can denature vitamin C, but I can almost promise you that you can stave off scurvy with this stuff for a while…

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6 thoughts on “Lime & Basil Sorbet from WW

  1. Yes, I will definitely be making this recipe! I am a frozen goodies junkie. I love them all; ice cream, sorbet, gelato, you name it. Thanks for posting this because I totally missed it on the WW app. Yay! Also, your juicer is crazy. I don’t even know how that is possible for limes to end up looking like that. It just doesn’t seem right, smh…

    1. If you make this, I suggest upping the sugar and not adding so much lime zest. It was waaaaay to much for me. The boys LOVED it, though. 🙂

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