Just in time for the weekend: Mojito Sorbet with a Dash of Rum


Inspired by the refreshing mojitos at Tilth Restaurant in Seattle last Sunday, I created a mojito sorbet yesterday.  I couldn’t believe how quick it is to make sorbet.  Once I had the ingredients prepped, only 25 minutes in the ice cream maker and it was done!

Mojito Sorbet with a Dash of Rum

You will need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 bunch mint, rough chopped (1 oz.)
  • 2 cups San Pellegrino
  • 2 tbsp. white rum
  • 1/2 tbsp. finely grated lime zest (2-3 limes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (2-3 limes)
  • 6 mint leaves very finely chopped
  • Extra whole mint leaves for serving

Put it together:

  • Put water in a small saucepan
  • Add sugar
  • Turn on heat to medium to med-high and bring just to a boil, stir once, then add rough-chopped mint and turn down and simmer for 4-5 minutes.  You do not need to stir again.  The result is called simple syrup.
  • Cool in an ice water bath
  • Once simple syrup is cool, pour into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients
  • Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions for making
  • Freeze for 2 hours
  • Serve with lots of fresh mint leaves


  • Simple syrup can be kept in the refrigerator a couple of weeks (the higher sugar to water ratio, the longer it keeps).
  • Alcohol raises the freezing temperature, use more if you want a slushy consistency or none if you want it hard.


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3 Responses to “Just in time for the weekend: Mojito Sorbet with a Dash of Rum”

  1. Elisa Says:

    Yum! Mint flavored simple syrup. That with lime and rum might make an instant mojito!

    Are you going to do a show on sorbet?

  2. Kim Says:

    Hi Elisa!

    Maybe we’ll do sorbet on the simple syrup episode. That will be one tasty taping!

    Thanks for loaning me your ice cream maker. I can’t wait to try your rice cream recipes!


  3. Daily Food Porn: Mojito Sorbet « The Internet Food Association Says:

    […] Blocks Show has this cool recipe for mojito sorbet. This photo, as usual, comes from our IFA Food Porn photo […]

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