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Scoops of lime sherbet in a bowl.
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Lime Sherbet

Homemade tart lime sherbet
Prep Time30 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice 8-10 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons lime zest
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 cups whole milk


  • Mix lime juice, lime zest and sugar together in a pitcher. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. 
  • Stir in milk. The mixture will slightly thicken. This is okay! 
  • Add mixture to ice cream maker. Churn for 20-30 minutes, depending on your mixer. 
  • Remove sherbet from ice cream maker and place into a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
  • You may need to let sherbet sit at room temperature for 10 minutes prior to scooping if mixture is too hard. 


  • Recipe does use an ice cream maker.
  • Make certain bowl for ice cream maker is completely frozen prior to churning.
  • This sherbet is tart. If you'd like a sweeter sherbet, increase sugar by additional ½ cup of sugar.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 208mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 0.1mg