Cherry Lime Rickey Sorbet

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Do you ever get an idea in your mind for a recipe and think this is genius?!  “It is going to work so well, I can’t wait to try it out!

Then you do. . . and it fails completely.

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This totally happened to me this weekend, and I was so upset about it, hubs couldn’t even get me to have an alternate dessert.

It all started because I couldn’t find the right soda – I was in search of lemon-lime soda in a bottle.  Not sprite. Not 7-up.  But fancy lemon-lime soda.  Five stores later and nothing, plenty of ginger beers and ales in a bottle, no lemon-lime. So I settled for the ginger ale, hoping it wouldn’t be too spicy.

Boy was I wrong, I barely took one sip before I needed it out of my sight.  I don’t know if it was the spiciness of the ginger ale or the tartness from the limes in my sorbet, but my hopes of creating a cherry lime rickey float flew out the window.

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Hello failed float – even my photos wouldn’t come out right!

Not to let a completely good sorbet go to waste, I’ll just share this as is.  Lets just picture us sitting in an old fashion soda shop sipping on a tall freshly made cherry lime rickey.  Of course, I’m not talking about the type with gin in it, but the one made with lemon-lime soda and sweet cherry syrup topped with a couple of maraschino cherries! I’ve always had a soft spot for them and figured it would make a fun reinterpretation. 

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Cherry Lime Rickey Sorbet

My sorbet ended up pretty tart, I'm giving you the measurements that I used but depending on how you like your sorbets you may want to add an extra 1/4 cup of sugar.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • peel from 1 lime
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup granulated white sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan bring to boil the cherries, lime juice, peel and sugar.
  2. Let cook 5-7 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the cherries begin to just break down.
  3. Remove the lime peel and let cool.
  4. Puree in a blender or with an immersion blender. You may run the puree through a sieve to get rid of the cherry skins or continue on to the next step.
  5. Churn in your ice cream maker for 15-20 minutes until frozen.
  6. Place in a freezer safe container until completely set.
  7. Serve with additional fresh cherries on the side.
http://girlinthelittleredkitchen.com/2012/07/cherry-lime-rickey-sorbet/

This isn’t the last of the frozen treats either! Be sure to check back here on Friday July 20th when I do a big ice cream round up celebrating National Ice Cream month.  I have some amazing recipes from members of the Food Bloggers Network

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  2. Kristina

    love this sorbet, the color is stunning! I have a new sorbet obsession, I just had my new favorite at a restaurant this Friday and now I’m craving some more 🙂 Need to try and make my own, this looks delicious!

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