Refreshing Lime Sherbet

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When making this tasty sherbet recipe, be careful not to remove any of the white pith underneath when grating the rind, or your sherbet will taste bitter.


  • 4 teaspoons finely grated lime rind (about 1 large lime)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, thinly sliced lime wedges, lime rind strips


Prep Time:
Freeze: 35 Minutes

  1. Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended.
  2. Pour lime mixture into freezer container of a 4-quart ice-cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Garnish each serving, if desired.
  3. Refreshing Lemon Sherbet: Substitute a large lemon for the lime and fresh lemon juice for lime juice. Proceed as directed. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, thinly sliced lemon wedges, and lemon rind strips.

May 2005