Homemade Lime Sherbet

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing


1-1/2 quarts

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
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!


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


  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, zest 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.

Nutrition Facts

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