Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe
Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe

Read Reviews
5 2 1
Publisher Photo
My luncheon guests are always impressed when I serve this smooth, refreshing dessert garnished with candied edible flowers. The sherbet's lime flavor is so pleasant!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 239 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, combine milk and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture reaches 175°. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Stir in the lime juice, peel and food coloring if desired. Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions.
  3. Transfer sherbet to a 2-1/2-qt. freezer container. Allow to soften slightly; fold in whipped topping. Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Creamy Lime Sherbet in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p43

Reviews for Homemade Lime Sherbet

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Breannaw 164723
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"The only difference I made was whip up real whipping cream and omitted the food coloring. this was amazing!"

kkeeler 75864
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"How do you prepare the sugared, edible flower?? And what type of flowers can you use?"

Loading Image