Sorbet is one of my favorite desserts especially this time of year when all I want is to feel cool. I recently acquired and ice cream maker and have been busy experimenting with ice creams, frozen yogurts and sorbets but so far this is my favorite.
3 cups granulated sugar
3 cups water
2/14 cups of freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice ( I recommend getting a juicer it took me forever to squeeze all those lemons and limes by hand)
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon and lime zest
First I made a simple syrup.Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the sugar dissolves (3-5 minutes). Cool completely (you cant have anything hot going into the ice cream maker).
When cool and the lemon/lime juice and lemon/lime zest and stir. Pour the mixture into the freezer bowl and turn on the ice cream maker and let mix for about 30 minutes. To get a firmer consistency I then transfered the sorbet into an air tight container and placed in the freezer for a couple hours or until I want to eat it : )
To serve I topped with some frozen berries