Fresh Lemon and Lime Sorbet

A taste of Sorrento from your own kitchen.

Easy to make, refreshing and looks great as a "palate cleanser" between courses. Great for dinner parties.


  • 2 Limes
  • 1 litre of cold water (1.75 pints)
  • 100g /4oz caster sugar
  • 350ml / 12fl lemon juice


Grate the zest from the limes and set aside.  Squeeze the juice from the limes and add to the water in a pan over medium heat.  Add the sugar and the zest and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice, mix well.  Allow to cool.

When it is cold, pour the sorbet mixture into a shallow freezerproof container and freeze until ice crystals start to form around the edges.  Stir vigoursly with a fork.  Repeat every 20 minutes or so over a few hours until the mixture is set and no liquid remains.

Soften slightly before serving in scoops.

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