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Pineapple Lime Sorbet

A refreshing dessert which riffs on the classic Margarita cocktail flavors minus the alcohol. Please note - for the best results I would recommend preparing the simple syrup and pineapple puree at least 8 hours ahead of time to allow for proper chilling. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 people


Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar


  • 1 1/4 cup Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups pineapple chopped and pureed
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • flaky salt for garnish (optional)


  1. Make simple syrup by simmering 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar in a large saucepan until the sugar completely dissolves. Let chill for at least 8 hours. 

  2. Puree pineapple and lime juice until very smooth and let chill for at least 8 hours. 

  3. Follow instructions for your ice cream maker. I use a Kitchen Aid attachment so I chill the bowl apparatus for at least one day ahead of time. 

  4. Set the Kitchen Aid on Stir (level 1) or whatever your ice cream maker suggests. Add the simple syrup and puree to the machine carefully. Churn for 12 minutes or until the sorbet reaches your desired consistency. Halfway through the 12 minutes add the lime zest. 

  5. Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and chill for at least 2 hours; however, I would suggest longer. The consistency is pretty soft.