Mojito Sorbet

Mojito Sorbet
Adapted from David Lebovitz

This recipe is a cross between Dave Lebovitz’s Lime Sorbet and Mojito Granita. It was so cool and refreshing that I almost ate the whole batch in one sitting. Almost. Good thing sorbets are low in fat. Right?

Makes: 1 quart

2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
2 limes
1 cup tightly packed mint leaves
1/2 cup lime juice (about 6 limes)
6 tablespoons light rum

1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan, then grate the zest from 2 limes directly into the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Add the mint leaves to the sugar water mixture and remove from heat. Let the mixture come to room temperature.

3. Once cooled, strain the mixture into a bowl, squeezing the liquid out of the mint leaves. Discard the mint leaves.

4. Chill sugar water mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator.

5. Mix in the lime juice and Rum. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

6. Freeze sorbet until you are ready to use it. Take the sorbet out of the freezer 5 minutes before you serve it to allow the sorbet to soften.


Peter M said...

Ummmm, how about 2 scoops and a snifter of good rum on the side?

Anonymous said...

It's fat free if no one sees you eating it ;)

Sounds very moreish and so fresh - yum! Great presentation too. Love that glass.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a refreshing treat! So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Right! David Lebovitz's ice cream book should come with a warning label!

Anonymous said...

h, it's a happy little drink and dessert all in one. Love it!

Vera said...

Looks so refreshing and summery! Sure, sorbets are low in calories, especially the ones containing light rum (it's light, isn't it? :)

Nic said...

That would go down a treat right now, we are having a hot spell and a slurp of that would make me feel very refreshed!

Nate @ House of Annie said...


Madeline said...

I could go for that right about now. It looks so refreshing and delicious.

Anonymous said...

I've never made sorbet before, but the idea of mojito sorbet is motivating me to give it a try! Looks so incredibly refreshing!!

Anonymous said...

Hm. Sounds absolutely divine.

But, perhaps a tweak?

6 tablespoons light rum

Surely no one will object to such epicurean simplicity...


Patricia Scarpin said...

Anything with lime has my undivided attention - this looks so fresh and delicious!

Dragon said...

peter: Only 2 scoops?

christie: I like the way you think. :)

noble: Thanks!

madam: Agreed!

dawnielle: A happy dessert indeed.

vera: Oh yes, very light. :)

nicisme: You should take 2 scoops.

nate-n-annie: Thanks!

madeline: Thanks!

paninikathy: Give it a try, it's really easy.

Anonymous: No one has objected so far. :)

patricia: I love anything with limes as well.

Rebecca said...

OMG, what a great recipe! I will have to try it. Yummm.

I have some friends who eschew all things containing alcohol, but who would probably enjoy this recipe otherwise. I wonder: Anyone have any ideas on non-alcoholic substitutions for the rum?

Dragon said...

Rebecca: You can always replace the rum with a more lime juice and a rum extract.

Pat Coy said...

I made this at Christmas as something to have between apetizers and main corse - it went down a treat, and I shall be making it again this Easter at the familys request!!

Anonymous said...

what do youo mean with:
1/2 sugar ??

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