Homemade Lime Sherbet

Lime sherbet
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Ratings (24)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Freezing: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 Quarts (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
279 Calories
4g Fat
59g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 1/2 Quarts (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 4g
Calcium 161mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Lime sherbet combines the ingredients of lime sorbet with dairy, in the form of milk or heavy cream. You get to keep the sweet and tart fruit flavor of the sorbet while adding some of the great benefits of ice cream. Citrus fruits like lime and orange are classic flavors for sherbet. Try making both of them and swirling them together to make your own rainbow sherbet.

This recipe is a very easy one to put together, so it’s a great introduction to making sherbet. If you can heat up water in a small pan, you can make this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 cups whole milk (cold)
  • Optional: 2 drops green food coloring

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan, stirring frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved. This is a sugar syrup and it will help your sherbet have a smooth texture.

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lime juice and zest. Refrigerate the mixture until it is completely chilled.

  3. Stir the milk and green food coloring (if using) into the lime juice.

  4. Churn the sherbet according to the directions for your ice cream freezer.

  5. Store the lime sherbet in an air-tight plastic container in your freezer. Allowing it to set for at least an hour before freezing will give you a firmer texture than if you serve it right out of the ice cream maker.

Recipe Variation

  • For a more adult option, add two tablespoons of tequila. It is a great combination with the lime.