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One of my favorite summertime treats is sorbet.  I love almost any flavor of sorbet and it’s so simple to make.  Originally I was going with a straight up strawberry sorbet made with a simple syrup but when I saw the limeade concentrate in the freezer, I knew the combination was too good to pass up.  I switched out the simple syrup with the prepared limeade and added a bit more sugar to counter the tartness.  It was very refreshing with a hint of citrusy lime in the background.  This is definitely one of my “make again soon” recipes!


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All you need is one pound of strawberries, 2/3 cup prepared limeade, 6 tablespoons sugar, and a tablespoon of tequila.  I’ve been reading that adding a tablespoon of tequila, vodka or grand marnier makes a softer freeze.  I had tequila on hand so that’s what I went with.


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Rinse and hull the stems from the strawberries.  Pour the berries into a blender.


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First add the limeade.


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Plus a tablespoon of tequila.


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Puree the strawberry mix, then add the sugar.  I added 1/4 cup before tasting it.  It needed about 2 tablespoons more to taste perfect.  I would suggest tasting the mix and adjusting the sugar to your taste buds.


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The plan was to strain the strawberry mix before going into the ice cream maker but I forgot.  Actually I didn’t even notice the seeds, but go ahead and strain the mix if you wish.  Freeze the sorbet according to your manufacturers instructions.  Once the sorbet is ready, it’s best to place in the freezer for several hours.


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And in no time you have the most delicious treat.  What a gorgeous color!


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Strawberry Limeade Sorbet

1 pound Strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2/3 cup Limeade
6 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Tequila

Pour the strawberries, limeade and tequila into a blender and puree until smooth.  Add the sugar and taste.  If needed add a tablespoon at a time until you have the desired sweetness.  Strain the mixture.  Freeze according to instructions of ice cream maker.  Freeze for several hours before serving.

Makes about a quart.