Creamy Lime Sherbet (Or Orange if You Prefer!)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This sherbet is so easy to make and is always a hit. I got the recipe out of Taste of Home. I always take this recipe when going to an ice cream party. It give everyone a choice that they weren't expecting. The cook time is actually freezer time and will vary according to the type freezer you use. See Bev's review to get the instructions on using orange juice and orange jello for orange sherbet!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.
  2. Add sugar, limeade and salt; mix until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; blend well.
  4. Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions.
Most Helpful

This is sooooo much better than buying it in the store! I can't believe how easy this is to make! I used 2% milk in this recipe and I am sure it didn't change the consistancy or creaminess one bit. I can't wait to try this lime sherbet with my recipe for Orange Sherbert Refresher (Alcoholic) Orange Sherbet Refresher using this lime sherbet in place of the orange! Do I hear my name being called? Thanks so much for this sensational treat, JellyQueen!! — May 19, 2006 ~ I needed up add a little update to my review : ) I have now made this recipe using 12 oz of orange juice concentrate and orange jello replacing the lime. I also added a just a touch of red and yellow food coloring to give it a little more color. This makes the most sensational orange sherbet you ever tasted! Honestly, I don't think I will ever purchase sherbet again ~ Sensational!! Again, I thank you, JQ!!

Bev June 10, 2006

I thought this was an awesome recipe with infinite flavor possibilities. We've tried the orange and lime variations and loved the strong flavors. I did use a 12 oz can of juice, because I didn't want to waste a half can ( 6oz cans are not available in my rural area.) This may have contributed for the strong flavor. I would like to try cherry and grape next. Thanks for posting.

enigma535 June 30, 2010

Wonderful! Kids and adults both loved this lovely sherbet. I saw the recipe in TOH and have been meaning to make it ever since. Tried Bev's orange version and will try the lime version very soon since that's what first caught my eye. Used 1% milk and made in two batches in the Cuisinart freezer. Semi-sweet chocolate pieces would be wonderful stirred into the orange. Thanks for posting the recipe, and thanks Bev for the yummy variation! UPDATE: I finally tried the lime version and it was absolutely wonderful! Omitted the food coloring. I have both the orange and lime sherbets in my freezer right now. We love this recipe:) ANOTHER UPDATE: Tried lemon as well, using lemon jello and 12 oz. of frozen lemonade concentrate. We enjoyed this very much, too. Thanks so much! UPDATE: Gee, my review is going to be a mile long...:) The family requested grape sherbet and while it sounded pretty strange, I was willing to give it a try. Used 12 oz of 100% grape juice concentrate and grape jello, no food coloring. This version is sweet without the tartness of the citrus flavors we've tried, but the family gobbled it up. It's a pretty lilac color, something to keep in mind when looking for purple desserts (there can't be that many of them out there). Thanks for sharing!

LonghornMama July 10, 2009