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Author Notes: This refreshing sorbet was inspired by a famous local cocktail - the Blueberry Mojito. Fruity, full of citrus, with a hint of mint, and smack of rum, this sorbet tastes exactly like the real thing. Eat a scoop by itself and you will be more than satisfied, but I also suggest topping it with some fresh blueberries and mint or serving it with a side of Mint Ice Cream for a double treat. Enjoy! —scoopmuse
Serves about 1 quart
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup packed mint leaves
- 1 pound fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons white or light rum
- Combine lime juice, water, and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium. Stir frequently until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add mint to pan. Cover and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place blueberries in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (if you are using frozen blueberries, defrost first). After mint has steeped in sugar mixture, remove mint leaves and pour into blender. Pulse until combined. Add rum and pulse. Place a fine mesh sieve over a medium bowl and pour sorbet base through the sieve to remove skin and seeds.
- Cover bowl and place in refrigerator to fully chill, at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. Once chilled (the base may have gelled a bit so mix with a whisk), pour base into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place plastic or parchment over ice cream (to prevent ice crystals) and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.