Yuzu-Lime Sherbet

2 servings
15 minutes cook time
Yuzu-Lime Sherbet

Are you a fan of the lemon-lime flavor combo? Well, you’re in for a treat with this recipe! Yuzu-lime sherbet is a citrus lover’s dream! Sweet, tart and full of zesty yuzu and lime flavor.

Make this sherbet recipe at home for a sweet and refreshing summer treat. Serve it up as a soft-serve consistency right out of the food processor or freeze it even longer for more of a solid ice cream consistency. 

Whatever your preference, you’ll love the sweet and tart citrus flavors and creamy texture of this sherbet.

Yuzu-Lime Sherbet Recipe

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 4-6 hours
  • Servings: 4
  • Good for: kid-friendly, desserts, parties, gluten-free
  • Difficulty: easy

Yuzu-lime sherbet is a creamy, sweet citrus sherbet easy to make and enjoy on those hot summer nights.


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup yuzu juice
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ heavy cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons yuzu zest (2 if you love zest and just 1 if you prefer less)


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Food processor
  • Freezer
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Zester or grater
  • Gallon sized bag
  • Metal baking sheet
  • 9x5 metal bread pan

Recipe Steps:

Prepare the sherbet:

  1. Whisk together the sugar, yuzu juice, and lime juice in a bowl. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add in the milk, heavy cream and zest and mix together. If the zest isn’t finely grated that’s okay. When it runs through the food processor, the zest will be ground up finely.
  3. Pour the mixture into a gallon-sized bag and seal shut removing as much air as possible.
  4. Place the bag on a metal baking tray and freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen.
  5. Take the frozen sherbet mixture out of the freezer and take it out of the bag. Break up the sheet into pieces.

Mix together the sherbet:

  1. Place the broken-up sherbet pieces in a food processor.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste test and adjust sweetness or tartness as needed by adding more sugar or citrus juice.
  4. Serve right away for more of a soft-serve consistency or freeze it in a 9x5 metal bread pan for a few hours to get a more solid consistency.
  5. If freezing for later, let the sherbet sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping to help it soften.

Serving Suggestions:

Add in an extra touch of citrus by topping the sherbet with our caviar limes. The pearls will burst limey flavors with each bite!

Enjoy this creamy sherbet whenever you have a hankering for a sweet citrus dessert!

Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 29g - Includes 25g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin D: 1.2mcg
  • Calcium: 90mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Potassium: 130mg

Don’t forget to show us how you’re making your yuzu-lime sherbet on Instagram @FruitStandcom! Nothing makes us happier than when we see you enjoying your fruit. Each time you share your FruitStand experience, you’re supporting small farmers and helping other fruit geeks discover rare and delicious produce sustainably. Try even more yuzu recipes from your FruitStand fam on our blog!

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