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Creamy Lime Sherbet

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
    about 2 quarts


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in the sugar, limeade and salt until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 177 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • WisconsinG
    Aug 18, 2013

    Wonderful and tasty!

  • Nerina
    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.

  • dwilfer
    Jul 14, 2013

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

  • reed01
    Jul 14, 2013

    Delisous grandbabies love it and they love helping

  • Appleaday
    Jul 13, 2013

    Sherbet does have milk and this is delicious.

  • dovecanyon
    Jul 13, 2013

    @ lucy: LMGTFY (let me google that for you) Googled "sugar free desserts, and got 18,600,000 entries. Or try, lot's of good stuff there. This recipe, while more of an ice-cream than a sherbet, is excellent- both in taste and texture!

  • lucy_goosy_99
    Jul 13, 2013

    this is very good but how a bout a wat to make these recipes with spelda would be nie just a thougt from some one who would love all these thing i can not eat and is killing me ,,,lucy

  • PDeshler
    Jul 13, 2013

    This is ice cream, not sherbert.

  • peachynonni
    Jul 13, 2013

    This turned out perfect, now I want to try adding other flavors!

  • MZ7727
    Jul 13, 2013

    I always heard that sherberts did not use milk or cream.So??