Lime Ice Sweet

This lime ice makes a delicious accompaniment to most fruit desserts. Choose your favourite fruit or fruit in season.
7 limes
220g caster sugar
1/2 sweet pineapple, peeled cored and cut into 2 cm chunks
2 mangoes, peeled stoned and cut into 2 cm chunks
1 punnet strawberries, sliced
Put 650ml of water in a pan over medium heat and stir in the caster sugar. Bring to simmering stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Finely grate 2 tsp lime rind (approx 2 limes). Add to the syrup.
Set aside to cool.
Squeeze 200 ml of lime juice and add to the syrup.
Strain lime mixture through a sieve into a square baking dish.
Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.
Use a fork to break up frozen edges of lime mixture. Freeze. Every 30 minutes continue to break up flaky frozen edges. Continue until flaky crystals have formed.
Meanwhile grate rind from 2 limes into a bowl. Add the pineapple chunks, mango chunks and strawberry slices and gently fold together to combine.
Divide the fruit mixture between 8 dessert bowls or glasses and serve topped with the lime ice.

About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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