Homemade fresh apricot lime sorbet recipe

Fresh all- natural ice cream at home

Fresh organic apricots are paired with lime zest to give this homemade sorbet a wonderful and unique flavor. Cool and creamy it's a wonderful all-natural summer treat.

Nothing compares to the freshness or the flavor of homemade ice creams and sorbets. I adapted this basic apricot sorbet recipe from The Perfect Scoop, but I wanted to mix it up making it something of my own. Since limes are also a staple in our home, I decided to add a little of their tang to the sweetness of the fresh apricots. It's sensational and hits the spot every time.

Homemade fresh apricot lime sorbet recipe

Yields 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh very ripe organic apricots, about 10-12 (I used about 15 because mine were quite small)
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Tiny pinch of salt (helps bring out the flavors)
  • 3 drops pure almond extract (you may substitute vanilla)

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry all of the apricots.
  2. Split the apricots in half, removing the pit, and then cut each half into thirds.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add the apricots and water. Cover the pan and cook for about 15 minutes or until the apricots are cooked through.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, lime juice and lime zest. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Once cooled, add the mixture and the almond extract to a blender or food processor blending until very, very smooth.
  6. Cover and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  7. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

More ice cream ideas

Creamy blueberry lemon ice cream
S'mores ice cream
Citrus ice cream

Tags: dairy-free

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Comments

Comments on "Fresh apricot and lime sorbet recipe"

Katy July 09, 2012 | 2:07 PM

Mmm this sounds too good to be true! I too have never thought of the apricot-lime flavor combo before. But this sounds like the perfect summer treat to enjoy poolside.

Erica June 26, 2012 | 2:11 PM

Apricot lime? Oooh, that sounds so good! I've never thought of that combination before!

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