Key Lime Sorbet

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Recipe is by Alton Brown uses key lime preserves, sugar, lemon and lime zest.
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  • Serves1 1/2 quarts


    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup key lime preserves
    • 1 lemon zested and juiced
    • 1 lime zested and juiced
    • 4 cups lime flavored club soda or seltzer
    • Kosher salt


Combine sugar, preserves and 1 cup of the soda in a medium saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar and preserves are melted. Add citrus juice and zest. Stir in the remaining soda, move to a clean, lidded container and chill thoroughly, 2 to 3 hours.

Turn mixture in ice cream maker per maker's instructions or until mixture reaches the consistency of a firm slush. Return mixture to lidded container and harden in freezer 1 hour before serving.

If sorbet is to be held frozen for longer than 2 hours, move from freezer to refrigerator for about half an hour before serving. If you'd like a more assertive sorbet, double the amount of citrus zest.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

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