When the temperatures get dangerously close to the triple digits, all I want are things that will cool me down. Like this strawberry-lime sorbet. I found the recipe in my Vita-Mix cookbook and decided it was the perfect time to try it out. I made a few modifications, of course, to up the health quotient. I added more lime, eliminated the sugar, and froze it because I couldn’t get it to the right consistency in the blender (Mr. Vita-Mix and I are still getting acquainted in the sorbet department). A food processor would work here, although you might have to eliminate the ice. If you have an ice cream maker, pour in the mixture after blending all the ingredients and continue according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
I think I’ll be blending up some wicked strawberry-lime margaritas next!
Recipe for Strawberry-Lime Sorbet
1 cup filtered water
¼ cup natural sweetener (optional, especially if the strawberries are really sweet)
1 large lime (or 2 small limes), peeled
1 pound frozen strawberries – I hulled fresh ones and froze them
1 cup ice
Add all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze. I used 3 smaller containers so they could firm up more quickly. When sorbet is firm (about an hour), use an ice cream scoop to scoop out sorbet into serving dishes. At this time, you can transfer sorbet back into the containers and store in the freezer. The sorbet will be pretty frozen, so let it sit out until it softens.
If anybody turns this into a daiquiri or margarita, let me know how it turns out!