Minted Lime & Rum Sorbet
Minted Lime & Rum Sorbet

Rum & Minted Lime Sorbet Recipe

Ultra-refreshing and beautifully fragrant, our lime and rum sorbet makes for the perfect summertime snack, and it’s great for picnics and parties! Why not serve this sparkling rum and minted lime sorbet with a small, crisp biscuit?

YIELDS

8

PREPARATION

20 mins

COOKING

2-3 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 limes
  • 110g Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar
  • 725ml (1¼pts) water
  • 40g mint leaves (8 extra for decoration)
  • 3 tbsp light rum

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

HOW TO MAKE THIS MINTED LIME AND RUM SORBET RECIPE

Follow this simple 4-step sorbet recipe for the most refreshing rum and minted lime sorbet you’ve ever tasted!

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, finely pare the rind from the limes and place it in a small non-stick pan with the water and Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat down and stir occasionally until the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar has dissolved for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint, cover and leave to steep for 10 minutes, then uncover and leave to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from the limes – you need 120ml (4floz).
  3. Strain the liquid into a shallow lidded plastic container, pressing well to extract all the flavour from the mint. Stir in the lime juice and the rum, cover and freeze for 1 hour. Stir the semi-frozen mushy mixture well, sides to middle, using a fork to break up the ice crystals, and freeze again. Repeat 3 or 4 more times until frozen, for about 4 hours.
  4. To serve, scrape the sorbet with a large fork, divide between glasses, then finely shred the reserved mint leaves, scatter over the sorbet and serve.

CHEF'S TIP

  • If you like this rum and minted lime sorbet recipe, why not try out our Redcurrant Sorbet Recipe? Or for something a little fancier, Pink Grapefruit and Champagne Sorbet! Serve your lime sorbet immediately to enjoy a softer texture. If you freeze your sorbet in a sealed container, be sure to leave the hard frozen sorbet for a few minutes so that it can thaw before serving.