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Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet


Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet

With only 70 calories per serving, this healthy frozen dessert is a guilt-free, tangy treat that's perfect for a warm spring or summer day while relaxing on the porch or in the backyard. The best part is, this recipe doesn't even require a fancy-schmancy ice cream machine.



  • Zest of 3 Key limes
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Key lime juice
  • 1/2 Cup carbonated mineral water
  • 6 Key lime wedges, for garnish


Stir together the Key lime zest, water, and sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and let cool.

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the syrup, Key lime juice, and mineral water. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Garnish each serving with a Key lime wedge.

If you do not have an ice cream maker, follow these directions to freeze the sorbet in the freezer:

Place the bowl in the freezer and freeze for 1 ½ hours. Remove and stir with a whisk. Return to the freezer and stir about once every hour for 4 hours. (The more often it is stirred, the more air will be incorporated, resulting in a lighter finished product.) Garnish each serving with a Key lime wedge.