Cherry season is here and I’m so excited, cherries are my favorite! My recipe for this mind chilling hibiscus, cherry & lime sorbet is just that, don’t eat this luscious sorbet too fast otherwise you will get brain freeze. Serve this sorbet in mini dishes for that perfect party bite along with other desserts for that fun sweet bar or serve it between courses at your fancy dinner parties for a unique palette cleanser to really wake up your taste buds. This sorbet is so flavorful combining the sweetness of the hibiscus flowers with cherries and just a hint of lime. Dust off your ice cream makers and get ready for summer because you will want to make this recipe over and over because everyone around you, especially the kids will be screaming for it.
Hibiscus, Cherry & Lime Sorbet
This luscious sorbet combines the sweet flavors of hibiscus and cherry making for a beautiful dessert
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup dried Hibiscus flowers
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 cups fresh or frozen thawed pitted cherries
- 2 tbsp light corn syrup
In a medium pot over high heat, mix together the water, sugar and dried hibiscus flowers and bring to a boil, turn down to medium high heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until all sugar has dissolved; take pan off heat and set aside to rest for 15 minutes
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, pressing the hibiscus as you strain it to get all of the beautiful flavors, discard the solids and set aside.
In a work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal chopping blade, puree the cherries
Add the cherries, lime juice and corn syrup to the hibiscus mixture, mix well and refrigerate until cold, about an hour.
Pour into a 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker and churn the mixture according to the manufacture's directions for sorbet until thick. Transfer to an airtight container and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours
Serve by dipping an ice cream scoop in hot water and scooping the sorbet into a dish, you can also transfer the sorbet from your freezer to the refrigerator for 20 minutes to soften it.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and luckily Hibiscus grows here and I have one growing in my garden, here is a great article on how to care for Hibiscus plants