Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I got this recipe off the Epicurious website but added a couple extra touches. It is so easy to make and so delicous that I would highly recommend doubling the recipe to fill the bowl of a one quart ice cream machine. It's a light and refreshing end to any meal.
- 1 (15 ounce) can cream of coconut (preferably Coco Lopez or any sweetened brand)
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice, strained to remove pulp (approximately 5 limes)
- 5 limes, zest of
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
- Chill mixture several hours or overnight.
- Before adding to the ice cream maker, shake mixture well.
- Freeze mixture in an ice-cream maker.
- Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden.
5 Stars. Perfect recipe, as-is, even if I added 1/2 tsp. vanilla & some grated lemon zest - not necessary. Didn't have flaked coconut, though. I read that it's best for all ingredients to be chilled well, so we chilled down the lime juice and coconut cream and we used ice water. We also added 2 teaspoons of light rum - I read that alcohol reduces iciness in the final product, so we tried it. We ran the Cuisinart for 30 minutes, resulting in a smooth, creamy soft serve and froze the rest in individual containers. * * * I have to tell you, we took the just-made sorbet, which was rich and creamy -not too sweet, not too tart- and dropped into into a tall, cold glass of Vanilla Coke with ice cubes, then stirred with a straw to make *the most incredible* float! It creamed and frothed up in the glass. Delicious and decadent. This is now our favorite dessert, hands down. An adult version of course is quite nice with more light rum in it. * * * I just tasted the sorbet that froze and ripened overnight and it has a wonderful, creamy texture, not icy. It also has the same sweet-tart taste as yesterday, so it did not sweeten appreciably, as I read that it might. It does melt quickly, especially if it's hot in your kitchen. * * * Did I mention this was our first recipe using our beautiful new red Cuisinart? Couldn't have picked a better recipe as our first. * * * Footnote: Just topped out pancakes with this. Sinful!