If you asked me what my favorite ice cream of all time was, my answer might surprise you. Sure, I’m a fan of chocolate and vanilla. I love pralines and creme, chocolate chip cookie dough and moose tracks but my one go-to frozen dessert has always been fruit sherbets and lime is at the top of my favorite list for a long time.
So for the second use of the fabulous ice cream maker attachment my wife bought me for my birthday this year I decided to whip up a batch of Lime Sherbet. The search for a recipe led me to Elle’s new England Kitchen and her recipe for Lemon Lime Crush Sherbet. Just a few modifications to the base sherbet recipe and we were off!
I chose Elle’s recipe because it didn’t sound too sweet and could be adapted to work with what i already had on hand. It was the perfect choice. This sherbet is tart, tangy and wonderfully refreshing. It is now my official go-to recipe for all things sherbet and since it uses equal amounts of milk and cream, can easily be made with half-and-half, which tends to be less expensive.
This recipe was an insane hit with the kids. It makes about 1 quart of sherbet, which is the perfect amount for Dad and three kids at two scoops each. The kids loved it and have already requested more.
They can have it when They can squeeze ten limes, which can be a bit of a tedious process, even with a juicer. I think I burned all of the calories needed to work off the sherbet while I was making it… But it was worth it!
If you’ve been looking for the perfect fruit sherbet base, this is it. My thanks to Elle and her delicious recipe. I’ll be making more sherbets with this base soon.
Very, very soon.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Nothing! This is perfect as it is.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Key Lime Sherbet, from One Perfect Bite
- Lime Sherbet, from Rookie Cookie
- And of Course, Lemon Lime Crush Sherbet, from Elle’s new England Kitchen
It looks wonderful, Jerry! Sorry about all of the juicing, hehe. The next KA attachment you need is the juicer. Makes extremely quick work of the lemons and limes. Thanks for the shout out!
I may just do that. Limes are a nasty lot to juice, but the result was soooooo worth the effort!
No problem for the shout out. It really is the best sherbet I’ve ever eaten.
They are tough to juice! I really need to make this again–probably this weekend! :)
This weekend I’m diving in to sorbet.. Actually, I’ll be doing that tomorrow…
My tastebuds just squelched. Is that a word? Mmm…
Beautiful this sherbet!! I like this taste for the summer!!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
I do love it… In fact, I think I’m going to make some this week.