This delicious sorbet combines basil and lime in a perfect, light dessert.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make a simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan; allow to boil 1 minute; remove from heat.

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  • Combine the syrup, lime juice, and basil in a blender; puree. Pour the mixture into a container and cover; store in freezer until completely frozen, about 2 hours.

  • Break the frozen mixture into pieces and place in the blender; blend until smooth. Return to the container and cover. Store in freezer until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

102.8 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (56)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
The first time I tried this it was a little too sour for my family so for the second batch I added another half cup of simple syrup and it turned out GREAT. Also it took longer than 2 hours to freeze the mixture (even starting with chilled simple syrup). I think this is best prepared a day in advance. This recipe is so easy and delicious I will be making it several times this summer! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2011
This never quite froze for me--even after 2 days! Also I didn't think that this recipe tasted very good with the basil and also way too sweet inleast for my taste! (-: well those are my comments! Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
The first time I tried this it was a little too sour for my family so for the second batch I added another half cup of simple syrup and it turned out GREAT. Also it took longer than 2 hours to freeze the mixture (even starting with chilled simple syrup). I think this is best prepared a day in advance. This recipe is so easy and delicious I will be making it several times this summer! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2009
Ran out of lime juice - used lime lemon pineapple. Had no basil - used sage. Threw in frozen blackberries. The sorbet was DELICIOUS just seedy from the blackberries. Yes my username should be FailureToFollowDirections. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2009
This is a great martini mixer!! Just add vodka. Garnish with a lime twist and 1 small basil leaf. Beautiful and so refreshing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Used this during a seven course formal dinner as the palate cleansing portion. It was the biggest hit of the dinner... both old and young. Very assertive flavors so only a scoop a piece but perfect. (I increased the basil and decreased the sugar). Fantastic. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
This is a nice light dessert. The basil is noticeable but subtle. I used agave and water rather than simple syrup. This would also be delicious with fresh mint instead of basil or orange and basil (with much less sugar of course)--or lemon honey and mint! This is a great base for experimentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
I was sceptical with the combination but this was fantastic. I serve it after a spicy meal and it is the perfect ender to a meal and cleanses the palate beautifully. I also experimented with rum for a beautiful mojito! This recipe is so good and so easy and keeps in the freezer for a long time. Thank you for this creative idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
I have an herb garden that produces waaaaay too much basil. This was a great way to get rid of some of my surplus and it was surprisingly delicious. Though my friends were a little hesitant when i first told them what went into it they asked for the recipe and made it themselves the next two nights in a row. Great idea!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2009
This reaches a really nice consistency in the blender just like sorbet. However it was waaaay too sweet for me. So I blended in some more water lime and basil (everything but the sugar). This way you can modify it to your taste. Very refreshing. Would give it 5 stars if it wasn't so sweet right off the bat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
Found this recipe while looking for things to do with all the basil I had. Originally thought it to be an odd combination but was very pleasantly surprised. It was absolutely amazing!!! Will definitely be making this one again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2011
This never quite froze for me--even after 2 days! Also I didn't think that this recipe tasted very good with the basil and also way too sweet inleast for my taste! (-: well those are my comments! Read More
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