Creamy Lime Sherbet Recipe
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Creamy Lime Sherbet Recipe

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The lime flavor in this cool, creamy treat is perfect for hot summer days. The pastel color makes it so pretty whether served in a dish or a cone. —Mary Beth Dell Spiess, Industry, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • Dash salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 8 drops green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 177 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in the sugar, limeade and salt until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When sherbet is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Originally published as Creamy Lime Sherbet in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p67

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Wonderful and tasty!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"SORBET does not have dairy; sherbet DOES. I made this without an ice cream maker (time consuming, but doable!) and it is tasty."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"It was easy to make and make ahead to take along. Light and refreshing ."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Delisous grandbabies love it and they love helping"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"Sherbet does have milk and this is delicious."

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