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Lime Sorbet

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pint (2 cups or 4 servings) 1x


Lime sorbet is a zingy, refreshing dessert! Its bright citrus flavor is ideal in summer, and it’s easy to whip up at home.


  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (7 to 8 large limes)*
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup ice
  • Fresh mint, for garnish (optional)


Note: Make sure the base of the ice cream maker is frozen overnight before making this recipe.

  1. Juice the limes.
  2. Add the sugar, zest and warm water to a blender and puree until sugar is dissolved. Add the juice and ice and puree until the ice is melted. (To make ahead, you can refrigerate at this point until you want to churn, up to 2 days.)
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze for 20 to 25 minutes, until the texture becomes frosty and creamy. Line a container with parchment paper and add the sorbet; place it in the freezer and freeze for 2 hours to allow it to come to a scoopable texture. Store in a parchment lined sealed container for up to 1 week; allow to come to room temperature for about 15 minutes before scooping.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan

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