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Refreshing Lime Sherbet

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.

Southern Living MAY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Freeze: 35 Minutes


  • 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


Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended.

Pour lime mixture into freezer container of a 4-quart ice-cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Garnish each serving, if desired.

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.


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Refreshing Lime Sherbet Recipe