Yield
Makes about 1 quart

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, mash 1/3 cup sugar and lime peel with a spoon to release oils. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2

Stir 1/2 cup lime juice into sugar mixture. Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a blender or food processor; discard lime peel.

Step 3

Add melon, a portion at a time, and whirl until smooth. Return purée to bowl. Taste, and if desired, add more sugar and lime juice. Nest bowl in ice and stir often until mixture is cold, 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Pour chilled purée into an ice cream maker (1-qt. or larger capacity). Freeze according to manufacturer's directions until sorbet is firm to scoop, dasher is hard to turn, or machine stops.

Step 5

Serve, or freeze airtight.

Step 6

Firming and Storing Ice Cream:

Step 7

To get frozen desserts hard enough to scoop onto a cone, or to store them, transfer when frozen to an airtight container and put in the freezer at least 3 hours or up to 1 week.

Step 8

If freezing with ice and salt, leave the frozen dessert in ice and salt up to 3 hours.

Step 9

For best flavor and texture, serve frozen desserts within a week. On longer standing, icy crystals develop.

Step 10

Nutritional analysis per 1/2 cup.

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