Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet

Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet
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Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet

Jennifer Booker

Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet

With only 70 calories per serving, this healthy frozen dessert is a guilt-free, tangy treat that's perfect for a warm spring or summer day while relaxing on the porch or in the backyard. The best part is, this recipe doesn't even require a fancy-schmancy ice cream machine.

 

Ingredients

  • Zest of 3 Key limes
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  Key lime juice
  • 1/2  Cup  carbonated mineral water
  • Key lime wedges, for garnish

Directions

Stir together the Key lime zest, water, and sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and let cool.


In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the syrup, Key lime juice, and mineral water. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Garnish each serving with a Key lime wedge.


If you do not have an ice cream maker, follow these directions to freeze the sorbet in the freezer:


Place the bowl in the freezer and freeze for 1 ½ hours. Remove and stir with a whisk. Return to the freezer and stir about once every hour for 4 hours. (The more often it is stirred, the more air will be incorporated, resulting in a lighter finished product.) Garnish each serving with a Key lime wedge.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
39mg
3%
Water
57g
2%

Key Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Key Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.