Monday, August 18, 2008

Raspberry-Lime Sorbet and Vanilla Raspberry Ice Cream

First of all, if you haven't checked out Prudy's awesome site, Prudence Pennywise, go and do it immediately! When Prudy promises " Scandalously good food- on a budget"- she isn't joking around. I saw these two wonderful frozen treats and knew they would go perfect with the Peaches and Cream Cake. Raspberries and Peaches, they go together, right? Right. The sorbet was perfectly flavored with the lime and the vanilla was perfect, with the beautiful raspberries running throughout. I can see all kinds of possible mix-ins for this vanilla.

If you haven't used your ice cream maker yet this summer, get it out and give these a whirl! You will not be sorry- I promise!

Raspberry Sorbet from Prudence Pennywise
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice

In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat. When sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and cool. Meanwhile, blend berries in the bowl of a food processor or blender until smooth. Press through a strainer to remove seeds. Combine syrup, berries, lime zest and juice in the bowl of an ice cream maker. Process according to manufacturer's direction. I did not make this in my ice cream maker. I followed the steps until it says to put it in the ice cream maker and instead I put it in a 9x13-inch metal pan and put it in the freezer for 3 or 4 hours. When it was pretty firm- I broke it into chunks and processed it in the food processor until it was creamy. Then I packed it in a container and froze it overnight.

Vanilla Raspberry Ice Cream from Prudence Pennywise
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups milk (low fat is fine) ( I used 1 1/2 cups skim and 1 1/2 cups whole)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup slightly crushed raspberries, fresh or frozen

In the bowl of the ice cream maker, combine condensed milk, cream, milk, and vanilla. Process according to manufacturer's directions. Stir in raspberries when ice cream is almost set.


Erin said...

This looks great! I love raspberry sorbet!

Prudy said...

I'm so glad you liked it!