Cucumber Mint and Lime Sorbet

It’s Secret Recipe Club day!! I’m really excited about this month’s recipe. I think we can all agree that August is kind of a farewell to summer. Yes, the days are still long and hot, but there’s a bit of change in the air. People start to transition out of summer mode and start gearing up for fall and all of the seriously fun things that come with it. I mean, fall pretty much has it all, right?

So, this month, when I was looking through my assigned blog, Dessert Before Dinner, I wanted to find a recipe that kind of fit that August mood of saying goodbye to summer. In my mind, nothing says summer quite like a cool, refreshing treat, so this Cucumber Mint and Lime Sorbet looked perfect! And you guys, it did NOT disappoint. This is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever made with my ice cream maker. It’s light, refreshing, and has just the perfect combination of flavors. You’ve got to make it before summer ends!

Also, before we get to the recipe, can we just talk about how perfect the blog name “Dessert Before Dinner” is? That’s a motto I can totally get behind. This blog is written by Stephanie, and I feel like we’re already internet friends because she has a cute little orange and white cat, just like TJ and I do. I can’t wait to make her Mini Corn Dogs (hello football snack!) and her Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce in the very near future.

PS – I cut the original recipe in half, because my grocery store was running low on mint (aka, I bought the very last of it), but you should totally make the full version, because it’s so delicious, and you’ll want to eat it every day.

Printable Recipe

3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup mint leaves, pulled off the stems
1/2 large cucumber, skin peeled and seeds removed (you can use a spoon to easily remove the seeds)
juice from 2 small limes

In a small saucepan, boil the water and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved.

Remove the simple syrup from heat and add in the mint leaves. Allow to steep for 30 minutes.

In a blender, puree the cucumber and lime juice. Once the simple syrup has completely cooled, strain the mint leaves and pour the syrup into the cucumber and lime mixture.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.


Adapted from Dessert Before Dinner

  • Debbi Smith
    August 17, 2015

    This looks so refreshing!!! The flavors sound wonderful too! 🙂

  • Stephanie
    August 17, 2015

    So glad you liked this recipe! It’s one of my favorites in the summer too. Also, thanks for the reminder about my mini corndog recipe… I totally forgot about it and it will be great with football season coming up 🙂

    • ashleynevis
      August 22, 2015

      It was seriously so delicious! And yes – I’m so excited about trying the mini corndogs once football season starts. Talk about the most perfect game day recipe!

  • Hetal V
    August 17, 2015

    I would have totally spiked that with some tequila and called it a day hahah

    • ashleynevis
      August 22, 2015

      You’ll have to give that a try and let me know how it turns out!

  • Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair
    August 17, 2015

    Oh that looks good and a treat I can enjoy! I had your blog this month and made your recipe for pretzel bites with jalapeno cheese sauce. It was a huge hit!!

    • ashleynevis
      August 22, 2015

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the pretzel bites and cheese sauce! I haven’t made them in a while – I’m thinking that needs to change… 🙂

  • chelsea jacobs
    August 18, 2015

    This sounds so refreshing!

    • ashleynevis
      August 22, 2015

      Thanks, Chelsea! It is perfect for a hot summer day!

  • Kirstin
    August 20, 2015

    Oh yum! this sounds wonderfully refreshing! I love the ice cream cone container too.

    • ashleynevis
      August 22, 2015

      Thanks! Those little porcelain cones are one of my favorite kitchen goodies.

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef
    August 21, 2015

    what a refreshing & creative treat! i love picking recipes like this for src 🙂

    • ashleynevis
      August 22, 2015

      It’s definitely one of my favorite new sweet treats!

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