Lime Sorbet

LAST UPDATED: Nov 30, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 30, 2017 | By:

Easy and refreshing 3 ingredient lime sorbet recipe. In just 3 minutes hands-on time you can put together a refreshing lime sorbet!

lime sorbet in an ice cream scoop next to frozen dish

In summer, I often opt for a lighter and more refreshing sorbet over ice cream. This Lime Sorbet is delightfully sweet and tangy. A refreshing summer treat!

It’s amazing on its own, in a sugar cone or as a margarita float – because why not?

It’s a delicious treat when you want something sweet, yet light.

This easy sorbet recipe is not too sweet, not too sour and more delicious than you can imagine. It takes just 3 ingredients and 3 minutes hands on time!

It’s so quick you can throw it together right before bed, and have a ready sorbet as soon as you wake up. Don’t worry, I won’t judge you if you eat some for breakfast. Sometimes you deserve it right?

Even better, it’s a one dish recipe – you can mix it up directly in the container you freeze it in!

limes next to lime sorbet in an ice cream scoop and bowl of sea salt

Lime Sorbet Ingredients

  • Lime Juice – Freshly squeezed or store bought in the produce or juice section of your grocery store. Use standard limes or Key Limes, your choice!
  • Simple Syrup – Adds just the right amount of sweetness to sorbet. You can make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cool to use.
  • Water – Reduces the tartness and provides great consistency for this dairy free treat.

Optional Swirl Ins and Toppings

  • Herbs – Chopped Mint or Basil is the perfect compliment for Lime Sorbet.
  • Zest – For even more lime flavor and a little texture, add the zest of 1-2 limes.
  • Fruits – Fold in sliced strawberries or papaya or tropical fruit.
  • Whipped Cream – A dollop of whipped cream is always a good idea to top with!

How To Make Lime Sorbet

  1. Prep – If you’re starting from scratch, juice limes and make simply syrup (about 1.5 cups sugar and 1.5 cups water on a stovetop over medium heat until dissolved. Allow to cool. Use 2 cups for this recipe.
  2. Combine – Combine lime juice, simple syrup and water in a loaf pan.
  3. Freeze – Freeze overnight or approximately 8 hours.

Tips

  • Allow the sorbet to soften for 5 minutes before scooping.

Store

  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container or covered securely in plastic wrap. Double wrap in a freezer bag to store up to 3 months.

How to Freshly Squeeze Limes

  • Citrus Juicer Attachment – Affix to your KitchenAid Mixer. Cut lemon into half. Turn mixer on 2 or 4 and press lime on attachment with a bowl underneath to capture the juice.
  • Citrus Squeezer – Cut lime in half, place one half in the citrus squeezer and squeeze over a pitcher or a bowl.
  • By Hand – Roll lemon firmly on counter to soften. Slice lime in half. Squeeze over bowl multiple times, pressing a spoon to release any remaining juice if needed.

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lime sorbet in gold container and ice cream scoop

Lime Sorbet

Author: Julie Blanner
Easy and refreshing 3 ingredient lime sorbet recipe. In just 3 minutes hands-on time, you can put together a refreshing lime sorbet!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Freeze 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a loaf pan or small baking dish, mix ingredients.
  • Freeze overnight.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Lime Juice – Freshly squeezed or store bought in the produce or juice section of your grocery store. Use standard limes or Key Limes, your choice!
  • Simple Syrup – Purchase in the spirits aisle of your grocer or make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cool to use.

Optional Swirl Ins and Toppings

  • Herbs – Chopped Mint or Basil 
  • Zest – For even more lime flavor and a little texture, add the zest of 1-2 limes.
  • Fruits – Fold in sliced strawberries or papaya or tropical fruit.
  • Whipped Cream

How to Freshly Squeeze Limes

  • Citrus Juicer Attachment – Affix to your KitchenAid Mixer. Cut lemon into half. Turn mixer on 2 or 4 and press lime on attachment with a bowl underneath to capture the juice.
  • Citrus Squeezer – Cut lime in half, place one half in the citrus squeezer and squeeze over a pitcher or a bowl.
  • By Hand – Roll lemon firmly on counter to soften. Slice lime in half. Squeeze over bowl multiple times, pressing a spoon to release any remaining juice if needed.

To Store

  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container or covered securely in plastic wrap. Double wrap in a freezer bag to store up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories:187kcalCarbohydrates:51gSodium:40mgPotassium:70mgSugar:49gVitamin A:10IUVitamin C:7.3mgCalcium:12mgIron:2.4mg
5 from 5 votes
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