Refreshing Lime Sherbet Recipe
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Refreshing Lime Sherbet Recipe

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One spoonful of the cool, fresh-tasting and delicious treat and you'll never eat store-bought lime sherbet again! It's terrific following a heavy meal, on a hot summer day or anytime your taste buds are bored.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime peel
  • 7-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 drop green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 191 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine sugar, lime juice, lemon juice and lime peel until well blended. Gradually stir in milk, buttermilk and food coloring if desired; mix well. Pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Yield: about 2-1/2 quarts.
Editor's Note: Recipe may need to be frozen in two batches.
Originally published as Refreshing Lime Sherbet in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p29

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LeLimey User ID: 4716277 71580
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"I love lime sherbet and you are quite right - I'll never buy it again when I can make it taste so good!!"

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