2 1/2 cups sugar
5 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 5-6 limes)*
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
Combine sugar, water and salt in a large saucepan. Cook, stirring continually, over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil and cover. Boil for 5 minutes, do not stir.
Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice and grated peel. Pour into a 9x13 glass pan. Cool at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before putting it in the freezer. Freeze, covered with plastic wrap, until frozen, about 3-4 hours. Break it up and put it into a chilled mixing bowl. Beat it with an electric mixer until slushy, but do not allow mixture to melt. Pour back into glass pan and spread evenly. Freeze lime ice for another hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Spoon into chilled dessert dishes and serve.
*The original recipe calls for lemon's, but since my bountiful basket was loaded with limes, I decided to change it up. I'm thinking of trying this out with watermelon juice...yeah, that's gotta be good!