A fresh-tasting mint-lime sorbet that reflects the flavors of a mojito. The optional rum in the recipe helps the sorbet not freeze too hard if being stored in the freezer. Delicious on its own, and also tasty mixed with rum for a frozen mojito.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the water, sugar, and mint leaves in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes to extract the mint flavor. Set the mixture aside to cool, and strain out the mint leaves.

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  • Pour the cooled mint mixture, lime zest, lime juice, sparkling water, and rum into a bowl and mix well. Pour into the container of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately for a softer texture, or freeze in a sealed container for a harder sorbet. Let hard-frozen sorbet thaw a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

57.2 calories; 0.1 g protein; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2011
To really get the good mint flavor use 1 cup of mint and instead of boiling it (boiled mint is not the tastiest in any recipe) bring the sugar and water to a boil turn off the heat add the mint leaves and let it steep for 30 minutes before straining out the leaves and cooling the syrup. I also cut the lime juice to 3/4 cup. I liked it a lot like a real mojito:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2009
I have trouble rating this one. I made it just like the directions but I felt it was a little too sour for my liking but I shared it with my mother-in-law and she loved it. It was very sweet and sour so much in fact that I could not taste the mint in it. I plan on making it again but I think I am going to cut the amount of lime juice and lime zest. By the way to make this recipe according to instructions you will need 5 to 6 fresh limes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
To really get the good mint flavor use 1 cup of mint and instead of boiling it (boiled mint is not the tastiest in any recipe) bring the sugar and water to a boil turn off the heat add the mint leaves and let it steep for 30 minutes before straining out the leaves and cooling the syrup. I also cut the lime juice to 3/4 cup. I liked it a lot like a real mojito:) Read More
(45)
Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2009
I have trouble rating this one. I made it just like the directions but I felt it was a little too sour for my liking but I shared it with my mother-in-law and she loved it. It was very sweet and sour so much in fact that I could not taste the mint in it. I plan on making it again but I think I am going to cut the amount of lime juice and lime zest. By the way to make this recipe according to instructions you will need 5 to 6 fresh limes. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2009
Not the best I've ever had.. I used more mint than it called for and I still can't taste the mint. I love sour and this is even too much for me.. its hard to eat without puckering! I probably won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Tastes like the real thing! Very refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2013
Yumm! I used even less lime just over 1/4 cup and more mint 1 cup like the other reviews it was awesome (I was looking for more of a sweet effect) plus I added another TBSP of rum and it was Perfection. It is such a great palate cleanser nice and refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Perfection! Great balance with mint/lime by using 1 cup mint leaves. I followed someone else's advice and added the leaves after boiling the simple syrup. I also only used 3/4 cup of lime juice. I'm very happy w/the result! So refreshing! Read More
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