Sorbet is a frozen dessert that was allegedly invented by the Roman Emperor Nero, during the first century A.D.
In this delicious sorbet recipe, the lime heightens the natural sweetness of the mango, while the whipped egg whites make the dessert light and airy.
The directions and preparation time here are for conventional freezer preparation without an appliance. If you’re using an ice cream maker, follow the directions for your machine.
Weight Watchers Mango and Lime Sorbet recipe
Makes 4 servings
1 large mango
5 tablespoons lime juice, divided
2 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons gelatin powder
1-2 tablespoon sugar or Splenda granular (to taste)
lime zest, strips (optional)
1. Peel and cut up the mango into chunks. Puree the mango and 2 tablespoons of lime juice in a blender; set aside.
2. In a small heatproof bowl, mix the gelatin into the remaining 3 tablespoons of lime juice. Place the bowl in a small saucepan of simmering water and stir until the gelatin dissolves.
3. Add the gelatin-lime juice mix to the mango puree.
4. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. Add sugar or Splenda.
5. Gently fold the egg whites into the mango.
6. Place the mixture into a freezer-proof bowl for about 2 hours. Then take the bowl out of the freezer and mix to break up the ice chunks and return to the freezer. Allow it to freeze until firm or solid.
7. If the sorbet is frozen solid prior to serving, place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before serving.
8. Scoop the sorbet into bowls and garnish with lime zest strips.
WW POINTS per serving: 1
Nutritional information per serving: 68 calories, 0.2g fat, 1.2g fiber