Lemon Lime Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + freezing


15 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
This make-ahead treat offers a wonderfully refreshing blend of citrus flavors. Topped with a smooth lemon sauce, it's the perfect ending to any meal. Using an electric mixer makes it easy to combine the lime sherbet and vanilla ice cream.


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 tablespoons butter, melted ,divided
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 quart lime sherbet, softened
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, 7 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Press into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish; freeze until firm. In a large bowl, combine ice cream and sherbet; pour over the crust. Freeze until firm.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the eggs and remaining sugar. Stir in the lemon juice and remaining butter. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a spoon. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until cooled.
  3. Spread over ice cream mixture. Cover and freeze for 3 hours or overnight. May be frozen for up to 2 months.
  4. Just before serving, remove from the freezer and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 401 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.