Kiwi Lime Sorbet

When I was little I was allergic to kiwis. Or at least that’s what my mom and I decided. Every time I’d eat one, my mouth would get all tingly and scratchy. So you’d think I’d just not eat kiwis. But time and time again when my mom cut up kiwi slices, I ate them because I loved the taste. And sadly, my mouth would start to tingle and I’d immediately have to stop eating them. 

Flash forward to last week when I was recipe hunting. I was gawking through these amazing and bright sorbets on Pinterest, and I knew just then that I wanted to make sorbet. Kiwi sorbet. Kiwi Lime Sorbet. Because look at that color! As I was cutting up the kiwis for my sorbet, I carefully tasted one and waited for the familiar tingle. I waited… Nothing.

I took another bite. Waiting, waiting…

No tingle. No reaction. I got so excited I almost called my mom to tell her the news: I’m not allergic to kiwis anymore!

During this photoshoot, I could not stop eating the kiwi lime sorbet. It was a taste I had longed to enjoy for years, and now I finally could. The sorbet was light, refreshing, and bursting with flavor. The lime adds a hint of acidity without being overwhelmingly lime-y (notes on that in the recipe), and complements the kiwi perfectly. And again, the COLOR. If that doesn’t scream summer to you I don’t know what does.

scoop of Kiwi Lime Sorbet in white dish

What’s in sorbet? 

Sorbet is arguably the easiest frozen dessert ever. Traditionally, sorbet is a simple combination of pureed fruit, water, and sugar that’s been blended together and frozen. Like, how could it get any easier than that? This kiwi lime sorbet uses only fresh kiwis, lime juice, and some sugar. I opted to skip the water since the lime juice adds as much liquid as this recipe needs. 

Kiwi Lime Sorbet in loaf pan

Tips on making kiwi lime sorbet

Use fresh lime juice — For the freshest, tangiest flavor, you really should use juice from freshly squeezed limes and not the bottled stuff. For an extra punch of lime flavor, you could even add the zest of the limes as well. 

Don’t over mix the kiwi — Fresh kiwis are typically fairly soft, so you don’t need to pulse them too much in the blender. If you over mix the kiwis, you’ll wind up crushing the seeds, which will make your kiwi lime sorbet slightly gritty. 

Scale back the sugar, as needed — If you’re using really ripe, in-seaon kiwis, you may not need as much sugar as this recipe calls for. Feel free to taste the sorbet mixture and add more or less sugar as needed. 

Use an ice cream machine — If you don’t churn the homemade sorbet in an ice cream machine, it won’t be creamy once frozen and it’ll be impossible to scoop properly. 

Kiwi Lime Sorbet

I see a lot of kiwis in my future. So enjoy, friends.

Little update: I’ve been taking graduation photos all week for Michigan grads and I’m loving it. I forgot how much I enjoy shooting people. Being around food comes with its own perks, but there’s something about photographing others that is so satisfying. And thank goodness the weather has held up enough to go outside without coats on — 65° is the new 80°!

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Kiwi Lime Sorbet

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 1 pint sorbet 1x
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Ingredients

  • 10 kiwis
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice*

Instructions

  1. Cut kiwis in half and remove skins (I used a large spoon to scoop them out). Place in blender and pulse 3-4 times; enough for everything to do a once around on the mixing blade. Pour in sugar and lime juice and pulse 6-8 more times, until the kiwis liquify and no chunks remain. Do not over mix, or you will break the kiwi seeds.
  2. Pour mixture into a plastic bag and seal, removing any air from inside the bag. Allow to chill in freezer for at least 45 minutes.
  3. Once chilled, churn your sorbet in an ice cream machine according to your manufacturer’s instructions. Scoop into freezer-proof container and allow to chill for at least 4 more hours, preferably overnight.

Notes

*I used the juice of one lime. If you’d like more of a lime flavor, you can use 2 limes!

More frozen desserts from Broma Bakery: 

Chocolate Sorbet

Frozen Coconut Greek Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles 

Jalapeño Mango Margarita Popsicles 

Watermelon Mojito Granita

Caramel Milkshake

44 comments

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
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I had no idea sorbet was so easy to make, Sarah! This looks absolutely perfect! I love lime and your pictures are just gorgeous!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Gayle! I had no idea either, and it’s just so satisfying! You’ve gotta try it.

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Jenna
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Kiwis are so delicious and refreshing, I love how you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this!

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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So pretty and refreshing! Glad you’re warming up there – we are too! Perfect for sorbet 🙂

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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
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This is such a great combination of flavors, Sarah! I’m loving it!

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Jessica | A Happy Food Dance
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This looks delicious – I love kiwi’s but I usually just eat them, I don’t ever know what to make with them. I’ll definitely be making this over the summer!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Now you have a recipe! Let me know what you think 🙂

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Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
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So happy to hear you can eat kiwi without any reactions! This sorbet is just gorgeous. I definitely need to try it this summer! And graduation photos? That must be so fun. I started getting into photography in college when I would photograph my friends. When we got bored, we’d throw mini photo shoots complete with costumes and funky make up.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes, I did that, too! It was so fun, and so great to be around people, haha!

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Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
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Have I told you lately that I love you? This looks beyond amazing. KIWI!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ah luv you too. KIWI!

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Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
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This sorbet looks so beautiful and fresh – definitely a lovely sign of summer! I love kiwis, so I can’t wait to try this recipe! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Totally a sign of summer! Thanks, Beeta 🙂

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
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This kiwi sorbet looks gorgeous, Sarah! I adore kiwis and can just imagine how refreshing and delicious this is!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kelly! The most refreshing sorbet I’ve had in a while 🙂

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Jasmin
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When perfectly ripe kiwi is a marvelous treat, and this sorbet is just the right choice for us kiwi lovers 🙂
You must be still thrilled about the fact that you can taste them with no consequences again!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I AM! So happy. This is a new chapter in my life 🙂

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Erin@WellPlated
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HALLELUJAH! I’m so happy that kiwis are back in your life, and I want this sorbet in mine 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes yes yes! I almost threw a party.

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ali grace | cookies and grace
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I agree – that color!! It’s to die for. And as I’ve said one million times before, I’m a sucker for simple recipes that still feel special and taste delicious. Check, check, and check! Can’t wait to try it.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes, precisely! No one needs to fold a dough 500 times when you can have a kiwi lime sorbet in no time! Except the freezing time….

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mira
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I love kiwis, but feel they are a little under appreciated 🙂 This sorbet is so easy to make! Love it! Glad you are not allergic any more!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I totally do, too! But so good, right? 🙂

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Cakespy
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This is just about the prettiest fruit dessert. I wish I had known about this recipe when I did my “desserts that are green” illustration!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ooooh that would’ve been perfect! Oh well, next time around!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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I seriously adore the fact that you used kiwi! I mean this is fantastic. I want!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Jocelyn! I feel like kiwi is under rated. Glad to use some up!

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Christina @ Bake with Christina
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That sorbet looks incredible Sarah! I love kiwis, and it’s such a great fruit to use in a sorbet – yum!! Pinned 🙂

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Joanne
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This is the story of my life!! I thought I was allergic to kiwis all these years because of that mouth tingling thing and now…nothing. It just doesn’t happen. I found out last year and it was the most exciting thing ever. BRING ON THE SORBET.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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WE ARE THE SAME PERSON. You get me.

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Gabriella
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Wow that looks delicious! I love the color and all those little seeds.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Gabriella! The seeds add a great texture 🙂

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Winnie Lim
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This looks really great. I usually prefer golden kiwis though. Do u think this recipe will work as well with golden kiwis?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Winnie. Great question. Yes, I think it would work just as well! Hope you enjoy & happy baking!

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Julie
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Served with berries or even watermelon, this would be the perfect dessert here in Australia on Christmas Day.

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