This is a wonderful, very refreshing palate cleanser that we serve when we have guests over and we are serving multi-course meals. As with many of our fruits and vegetables, we grow lemons and limes here on our property, so it is nice when we have ripe lemons and limes in the orchard to make this very refreshing sorbet. We enjoy serving this with Candied Lime Peels / Citrus Peels (and you can access that recipe easily by clicking on that recipe title).
You will need an ice-cream-making machine to make this recipe.
1 cup of Sugar
1 cup of Water
1 cup of Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup of Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
Zest of 1 Lemon
Zest of 1 Lime
Heat the sugar and water until the sugar is fully dissolved in the water. Remove the sugar water from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir them together and then refrigerate it until the mixture is completely cool (which is usually about 3 or more hours).
Once the mixture has cooled, put the cooled mixture into your ice cream machine and follow the directions to freeze the sorbet. Then, store the sorbet in an air-tight container and move the sorbet to the freezer until you are ready to serve.
We enjoy this sorbet as a nice fresh dessert in the summer, or as a palate cleanser during a multi-course dinner. We usually serve this with Candied Lime Peels / Citrus Peels, which really brings the citrus flavors out even more (and you can easily access that recipe by clicking on that recipe title)!