The perfect ending for an exotic meal. Sweet and tart without being heavy--very refreshing. Unfortunately, this sorbet melts rather quickly. However, you'll be eating it so fast that it probably won't matter!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cream of coconut, lime juice, and water in the container of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

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Nutrition Facts

420.9 calories; 0.1 g protein; 66.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 57 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2005
This was a very light refreshing sorbet but it didn't taste a whole lot like coconut. I added a little bit of sugar just because I felt that it really needed some and the lime flavor came out just right-not too sour or sweet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2008
I cannot rate this recipe as I made it incorrectly, and realized my mistake too late. It is VERY important to use Cream of Coconut (which is sweetened) and not Coconut Milk (which is unsweetened). I think this is why other reviewers claimed this dessert was too tart. I added a cup of sugar after freezing, but before hardening and even this could not save the flavor. Will try again with the right ingredients. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2005
This was a very light refreshing sorbet but it didn't taste a whole lot like coconut. I added a little bit of sugar just because I felt that it really needed some and the lime flavor came out just right-not too sour or sweet. Read More
(42)
Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2008
I cannot rate this recipe as I made it incorrectly, and realized my mistake too late. It is VERY important to use Cream of Coconut (which is sweetened) and not Coconut Milk (which is unsweetened). I think this is why other reviewers claimed this dessert was too tart. I added a cup of sugar after freezing, but before hardening and even this could not save the flavor. Will try again with the right ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
If you can't find cream of coconut in the baking section of your store try a liquor store. It is sold here under the brand name of "Coco Casa" as a piña colada mix. Anyway this is one super sorbet! I made it just as written. The lime flavor is mild but welcomely refreshing. And yes it is a sweet sorbet but so long as you expect that it is really good. Very nice! Thanks for sharing this one Nandabear! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
5 Stars. Perfect recipe as-is even if I added 1/2 tsp. vanilla & some grated lemon zest - not necessary. I read that it's best for all ingredients to be chilled well so we chilled down the lime juice and coconut cream and we used ice water. We also added 2 teaspoons of light rum - I read that alcohol reduces iciness in the final product so we tried it. We ran the Cuisinart for 30 minutes resulting in a smooth creamy soft serve and froze the rest in individual containers. I have to tell you we took the just-made sorbet which was rich and creamy -not too sweet not too tart- and dropped into into a tall cold glass of Vanilla Coke with ice cubes then stirred with a straw to make the most incredible float! It creamed and frothed up in the glass. Delicious and decadent. This is now our favorite dessert hands down. An adult version of course is quite nice with more light rum in it. I just tasted the sorbet that froze and ripened overnight and it has a wonderful creamy texture not icy. It also has the same sweet-tart taste as yesterday so it did not sweeten appreciably as I read that it might. As mentioned by another reviewer it does melt quickly especially if it's hot in your kitchen. Did I mention this was our first recipe using our beautiful new red Cuisinart? Couldn't have picked a better recipe as our first. Footnote: Just topped out pancakes with this. Sinful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
This sorbet is really delicious if you use syrup but not water. I used coconut milk (I just didn t go for a cream of coconut) lime juice a little lime zest and 1/2 cup of syrup. My sorbet was so delicious and tropical. It reminds me of Brazilian Lemonade from this site. In any case thank you for a great idea Joyosita! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2010
I loved the recipe. I followed it exactly and it wasn't to sour or to sweet. No sugar needed. I also tried it substituting the lime juice with pineapple juice and it was sooooo good. If you like pina coladas try it with the pineapple juice!! I can't decide which way I like best. Thanks Joy for a great recipe and new ideas!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2006
I christened my new ice cream maker w/ this recipe! Like Frambuesa I too thought it must need a bit of sugar so I added a few tbp. It was too sweet & next time I won't add any. I served this for dessert in vintage sherbet glasses & garnished w/ a sprinkling of lime zest....it was the perfect finish to a Caribbean Shrimp salad. We loved it & look forward to having it many times....thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2005
i love coconut this is a great sorbet! fast easy and excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
Followed the recipe exactly to make a lovely bright sweet-tart flavored sorbet. The second time I added 1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk that I had left over from another recipe 1 c. light cream and 1/2 c extra sugar and the result was a wonderfully refreshing coconut-lime ice cream. Read More
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