Lime-Ginger Sherbet

This beautiful and refreshing lime dessert has some surprising ingredients--avocado and ginger--which add to the texture and flavor of the sherbet. Cinnamon-sugar pita chips can be sprinkled on top of each serving for a welcome crunch.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 large avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and cut up

  • 1 cup fat-free milk

  • cup sugar (see Tip)

  • ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 Baked cinnamon-sugar pita chips


  1. In a blender, combine avocado, milk and sugar. Cover and blend until very smooth. Pour mixture into a 2-quart square baking dish. Stir in lime peel, lime juice, honey and ginger. Cover with foil and freeze for at least 6 hours or until firm, stirring occasionally so mixture freezes evenly.

  2. To serve, let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Using a fork, scrape over the top of the frozen mixture; divide scraped mixture among eight serving bowls. If desired, garnish with baked cinnamon-sugar pita chips.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose from Splenda(R) granular or Equal(R) Spoonful or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 79 cal., 11 g carb.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 121IU 2%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 16mcg 4%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 197mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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