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Homemade Lime Sherbet

 Homemade Lime Sherbet
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!
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Stir in the lime juice, peel and food coloring if desired. Freeze in
  • an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 239 calories, 7 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.