Lime Sherbet

Creamy homemade lime sherbet, bursting with flavor! A fun frozen treat to cool off with.

Creamy homemade lime sherbet recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Puppy update! She’s still ridiculously adorable and super fun… and growing like a weed! Seriously, I hadn’t expected how fast she would really grow. I’m amazed by how big she’s already gotten from the time she came home with us. And to think, she’ll be fully grown by a year. That’s so hard to believe… basically a giant puppy. Given that she’s a water breed, I expected her to have some kind of love for it, but my preference would’ve been for to not be so obsessed with pouncing in her drinking water. It’s comical, but messy. I can only hope she loves swimming in big pools (ponds, etc) as much as she loves splashing in her kiddie/puppy pool and drinking bowl. I’d say chances are pretty good, but I certainly don’t want to jinx anything either.

I finished the latest season of House of Cards and even though I enjoyed it, I can’t say it was as good as previous seasons. There weren’t the same kind of shocking moments as previous seasons. Sure, there were some obvious ones but it kind of let me down a bit. I’ll keep holding out hope that next season wows me. There’s definite room for some major things to take place in the future. Also… Orange Is The New Black and Orphan Black are both back this week!! I love that we don’t have to wait until fall for all of the new shows to start up anymore. It seems like there are releases each season now, which means there’s always something fun to watch. I’ll be even more excited when Game of Thrones returns… even though it’s the final season. What shows have you excited lately?

Creamy homemade lime sherbet recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ve hit that time of year where I think of ice cream and other summery treats 90% of the time. Gimme all of the frozen treats and other fun ways to cool off. I want them all!

Ever since I was little, I’ve always been obsessed with sherbet. I love that big bold pop of fruity flavor. Whenever I’d go to an ice cream stand with my family, I’d always get some variety of sherbet… in a cone and topped off with chocolate sprinkles. The sprinkles were a must!

I’ve already shared many varieties of sherbet, including: rainbow, watermelon, strawberry and classic orange sherbet. It was obvious to me what should be next…


It’s light and refreshing, while also being bold and flavor popping! For anyone that loves sherbet, this is a must make!

Creamy homemade lime sherbet, bursting with flavor! Make sure this fun frozen treat is at the top of your summer dessert plans!

Creamy homemade lime sherbet recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lime Sherbet

Creamy homemade lime sherbet, bursting with flavor! A fun frozen treat to cool off with.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C lime juice freshly squeezed 
  • 1-2 drops Americolor Leaf Green optional


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, heavy cream, sugar and salt. Stir to dissolve sugar. Remove milk mixture from heat. Cover and chill thoroughly, at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Stir in lime juice and optional food color prior to churning. 
  • Churn according to manufacturer's directions. 
  • Transfer mixture to a freezer safe container. Freeze until firm or desired consistency is reached. 


Recipe serves 4-8, yields 1 quart
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Creamy homemade lime sherbet recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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14 Responses to “Lime Sherbet”

  1. #
    Mary // Chattavore — June 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Citrus flavors are my favorite, and when I was a kid I used to eat lime sherbet all the time. My husband doesn’t like sherbet so I rarely eat it now, but I SO want to make this!

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      Rachel — June 7, 2017 at 7:03 am

      All the more reason to make it… you can enjoy it all! :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — June 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Love watching the insta stories of your puppy! I’m trying to convince my husband we need a puppy! ;) The lime flavor is so refreshing for summer. It’s been too long since I’ve made sherbet!

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      Rachel — June 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Thanks Jessica!! Fingers crossed you’re able to convince your husband ;)

  3. #
    Taylor Kiser — June 6, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Aww, loved reading the puppy update! So cute!
    This lime sherbet is definitely a fun treat for this summer! Looks so creamy and delicious!

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      Rachel — June 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Thanks so much Taylor! :)

  4. #
    puja — June 7, 2017 at 7:54 am

    My daughter also loves chocolate sprinkles. BTW Rachel, the lime sherbet looks amazing. Thanks for sharing dear. :)

    • #
      Rachel — June 9, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Thanks, Puja!

  5. #
    Lexi @ Sempre Dolce — June 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Good flavor choice. :) This looks refreshing and perfect for summer!

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      Rachel — June 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Thanks Lexi!

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    Malika Hampton — July 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    This was delicious!! It’s tastes like a lime creamsicle. I didn’t have whole milk so I used 2 percent and I had key limes and it still came out awesome. I have forwarded the recipe to others and saved it for future use… a must!

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      Rachel — July 14, 2020 at 6:55 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. #
    cindy Morrow — February 6, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    what if you dont have an ice cream churn

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      Rachel — February 12, 2022 at 8:57 am

      For best results, an ice cream maker is recommended. Alternatively, you can attempt to beat cream mixture to add volume prior to combining and freezing. This will not offer the same end result though.

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