Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe
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Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe

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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, trace 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

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Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

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

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

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

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