Lime Coconut Sorbet

Ice Cream Sundays: Lime Coconut SorbetThis doesn’t taste anything like what I thought it would. I was going for a coconut sorbet with a hint of lime. What I got was the opposite, a lime sorbet with a hint of coconut. Not that I’m complaining. Wait, that’s not true. I am complaining, but only a little.

You know when you have been dreaming (and drooling) over something for days and then it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to? It sucks, I know, even if what you get is a delicious, tangy, summery lime coconut sorbet. First world problems.

Ice Cream Sundays: Lime Coconut Sorbet

Even though this wasn’t my absolute favourite ice cream I’ve made (I LOVED the fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream) I would still encourage you to make it. If you are looking for a limey, lip-puckering sorbet, this is for you.

Ice Cream Sundays: Lime Coconut Sorbet

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Ice Cream Sundays: Lime Coconut Sorbet
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A lip-puckering lime sorbet made for true lime lovers
The Endless Meal - Serves: Makes about 3 cups
  • 11 oz unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 limes, juice and zest
  • ½ cup sugar
  1. In a saucepan warm all ingredients until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Place in fridge until completely cool, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Process according to your ice cream maker's directions.
  4. Top with a little extra lime zest for serving.

Looking for some more ice cream recipes to cool down with this summer? Check out:

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

An Orange Creamsicle Sorbet

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

About Kristen

Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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  1. alicia says

    I make this but always add a pinch of salt. I serve it with grilled carmelized bananas and top it off with Thai Basil. It’s delicious and refreshing.

  2. Jack says

    Thanks for the recipe,

    I Just whipped this one up, and let’s just say it’ll be lucky to last until tomorrow.

    So with desert sorted, my better half is cooking up a hand made massaman curry for mains….

    It’s a tough life, but someone has to do it…

    • says

      Hi Trish,

      I haven’t tried it myself but my hunch is that it would work just fine. Just make sure you use the highest fat coconut milk you can find (definitely not low fat!) so that it doesn’t turn icy :)

  3. Candace says

    I made this today and it’s excellent!! My son and I both love it just the way it is and my husband can’t wait to try it. I used low fat canned coconut milk and it still turned out creamy.

    Now I just need to find a good recipe for peanut butter ice cream.

    • says

      Thanks for the great feedback!

      I can’t believe you just mentioned peanut butter ice cream. I have been searching the web all day to see if I can find a recipe I like!

      I haven’t found exactly what I am looking for (I want a dairy free version that doesn’t taste dairy free) but I am going to start experimenting tomorrow. Stay tuned for that post :)

  4. Lena says

    I wish you would specify canned coconut milk in your recipe. I just had to throw away a whole pot of curdled ingredients.

    • says

      Hi Lena,

      Did you use fresh coconut milk? I never even thought of that possibility since fresh coconuts are almost impossible to get here. I’m sorry it didn’t turn out for you because of that. Thank you though for letting me know, I do really appreciate it. I’m going to add that into the recipe so other readers won’t make the same mistake.

    • Kristen says

      Thank you so much, Steven for bringing that to my attention. I had contacted them and am now waiting for a reply. I really appreciate you letting me know!

  5. Jennfier says

    Is there any way to make this withOUT an ice cream maker? Because I don’t have one and this isn’t the first time I’ve been bummed that I don’t. :( This looks and sounds delicious!!

    • Kristen says

      Hey Jennifer,

      I’ve definitely read on the internet that it is possible to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. I think the trick is to freeze it for a little while (30-45 minutes) then take it out and whisk it well, then continue that process till it is completely frozen. Hope this helps!

  6. Michelle says

    I just whipped this up… I am a huge coconut fan.. and a hint of lime is what I’d prefer, so I juiced 1/2 of a lime and put the zest of 1/2 a lime in. Let’s see if that helps :-) I’ll use the ice cream machine tonight and let you know if it resulted in a coconut lime instead of lime coconut sorbet!

  7. Kelly says

    Ok, I just put the ingredients together and the lime juice curdled the coconut milk!! Did this happen to you? What coconut milk did you use? I used “SO delicious” unsweetened…

    • Kristen says

      Hey Kelly,

      I don’t remember what kind of coconut milk I used but that didn’t happen to me. Try straining it through a fine sieve to remove the curdled bits. When I make a custard type ice cream I alway do this and it works well to remove any clumps. I hope that helps!!

    • Therese says

      You have to use canned coconut milk, not the beverage type. The higher the fat content of your coconut milk, the creamier your sorbet will be.

      • Kristen says

        Hey Therese,

        I guess the recipe wasn’t clear enough, it was canned coconut milk that was used. You’re right, definitely want the creamy fat content for ice cream!

  8. says

    I am definitely going to make this soon. I love the combination of coconut and lime. It’s already crazy hot here in Texas, and this sounds so refreshing!

    • Kristen says

      Hey Natasha,

      I’m so jealous that it is already crazy hot for you. Our summer up here is just starting to get going :)

  9. says

    Sounds SO good and refreshing. Just found this on Tastespotting, got all excited, and sadly I don’t have all of the ingredients on hand. Lol, but it’s going on my list! :) :)

  10. says

    OMG this sounds DELICIOUS!! My two favorite flavors wrapped into one. my DH loves anything lime, so he’s be glad to come over and take any leftovers off your hands. I can’t WAIT to try this out this summer!! sounds so refreshing! I’m so glad you posted your results, whether it’s what you were aiming for or not. Funny how sometimes the “accidents” often come out better than the intended though. :)

    • Kristen says

      Hey Buttoni,

      You’re totally right about accidents sometimes creating great things. And if not at least we can always learn from them :) I’d be happy to share any leftovers with you and your DH!

  11. says

    Love the concept of ice cream Sundays! In fact, I might have to go out and get some now, since I’m totally craving it and don’t have my ice cream maker frozen. Hope your next iteration of this is as coconut-y as you wanted!

    • Kristen says

      Hey Katie,

      You should definitely go and get some ice cream for Ice Cream Sundays! Any excuse to eat ice cream is a good one, right? :)


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