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An incredible flavor combination. For another delicious variation, swap cilantro or tarragon for the basil, and consider using lemon instead of lime.
sugar1 ¼ cup(s), granulated, divided
basil1 cup(s), fresh, cut into ribbons, minced*
low-fat buttermilk4 cup(s)
fresh lime juice3 Tbsp
lime zest2 tsp, finely minced
- To make basil syrup, combine 2/3 cup sugar with 2/3 cup of water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, add basil and simmer for 5 minutes; set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining 2/3 cup sugar with buttermilk, lime juice and zest; mix until sugar dissolves. Add cooled basil syrup to buttermilk mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Run sorbet mixture through an ice cream maker according to its package directions (if you do not have an ice cream maker, see notes below). Transfer sorbet to a container and freeze for 12 to 24 hours before serving. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.