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Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe

Homemade Lime Sherbet Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Breannaw User ID: 7245864 164723
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

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

kkeeler User ID: 2120813 75864
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

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

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