Lemon-Lime Sorbet

In honor of Father’s Day, I have decided to dedicate all of this week’s recipes to my hubby’s favorite fruit flavor: lime!  So tart and yummy, lime adds a great flavor to so many different desserts.  I’ve already shared a lime-infused cheesecake, and now it’s time for a little sorbet!

Sweet and tangy lemon-lime sorbet…what more could you ask for on a warm day?  Made with fresh lemon and lime juice, with an extra burst of flavor from the added lemon and lime zest, this sorbet is sure to get your taste buds singing!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup


In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar and water.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.  When the mixture begins to boil, let it boil for 2 minutes without stirring.  Remove from the heat, and let cool until it reaches room temperature.  (Feel free to make this simple syrup a day or two ahead!)

Once the simple syrup cools, add the lemon juice, lime juice, lemon zest, lime zest and corn syrup.  Stir until combined.  Cover and freeze for about an hour, or until it is very cold.

Freeze the mixture in your ice cream machine.  Once frozen, pour the mixture into a container, and freeze for at least 3 hours, or overnight.


Makes about 1 pint of sorbet.

© 2011 Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets


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Comments (2)

  • Hi Jackie,
    I found you over at Mingle Monday. I LOVE the tart, citrus flavors as well and plan on trying your sorbet. Since I’m seeing key limes here in the market, I thought I’d try with those. Thanks for your post!

    lacasadesweets 12 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Allison! Hope you like your Key Lime-Lemon sorbet!! 🙂

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