Desserts · Ice Cream · Requires overnight step

Lime Sherbet

lime sherbet

I found this recipe from Southern Living on MyRecipes.com. It’s incredibly easy to make (assuming you have an ice cream machine.) Cool & refreshing, and very tasty! Mine didn’t come out as creamy as I’d like, but that’s my fault. Or rather, the fault of my crummy freezer. It just couldn’t keep up with the hot, muggy weather we’ve been having, so the bowl of my ice cream maker wasn’t nearly cold enough. So now I have an excuse to make it again! Or maybe I’ll try lemon or orange next time. Or grape. Why have I never heard of grape sherbet?

Of course, now that I’ve found Perry’s in the Capital District again, I’m going to have to up my sherbet game. Otherwise, what’s the point of making it myself? That’s a high standard to meet, let alone exceed! You’ll find a printer-friendly version of the recipe at the bottom of this page.

Ingredients:

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4 to 5 limes

1 cup sugar

3 cups half-and-half

1/2 cup water

1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation:
(Be sure to put your ice cream maker’s bowl in the freezer at least a day or two in advance)
1.) Wash the limes. Grate 4 teaspoons of fine zest; place in a large bowl. Squeeze as many limes as needed for ½ cup juice. Add the juice to the bowl.
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2.) Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, stirring until well blended.

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3.) Pour it all into the bowl of a 4-quart ice-cream maker; churn & freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. That’s it!

Lime Sherbet

  • Difficulty: very easy
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Ingredients


4 to 5 limes
1 cup sugar
3 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions


(Be sure to put your ice cream maker’s bowl in the freezer at least a day or two in advance)
1.) Wash the limes. Grate 4 teaspoons of fine zest; place in a large bowl. Squeeze as many limes as needed for ½ cup juice. Add the juice to the bowl.
2.) Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, stirring until well blended.
3.) Pour it all into the bowl of a 4-quart ice-cream maker; churn & freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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