Kaffir Lime Sorbet Recipe

Kaffir Lime Sorbet


  • 12 kaffir lime leaves, destemmed and julienned
  • 150g (2/3c) sugar
  • 350ml (1.5c) whole milk
  • 175ml (3/4c) coconut cream (unsweetened)
  • juice on one lime
  • pinch of salt

How to make Kaffir Lime Sorbet

I wanted to capture the fragrant brightness of Kaffir lime leaves in something cold and refreshing. This sorbet manages to express a cool, clean, citrus note with sweetness balanced by the acidity of the lime.

  1. Grind lime leaves and sugar together in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until the lime leaves are ground finely and the sugar is fragrant.
  2. Heat the whole milk to warm but not simmering, then stir in the sugar/lime leaf mixture and the salt. Remove from heat and let steep for ten minutes.
  3. Stir in the coconut cream and lime juice. Chill until cool.
  4. Process in an ice cream maker.
  • Cgenteman
    Cgenteman says

    To the author of Kaffir Lime Sorbet, Your dessert sounds delicious!Please know that your recipe is a SHERBERT-not a sorbet. The major difference is the DAIRY. Sorbets have none. I urge you to adjust your title, so when someone serves it, their dessert does not affect a lactose or dairy allergy person! I love desserts, but cannot eat dairy (lactose). It would be a REAL bummer to take a bite of your dessert, which again, sounds delicious, and end up in severe agony. Thanks and sorry for the down note. Sincerely, CGenteman

  • badger
    badger says

    While sorbet does refer to a frozen desert that contains primarily non-dairy ingredients, there are many sorbets that can be made with milk. It is your responsibility to check the ingredient list to deal with your own dietary requirements.

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    e-drama on osf? *gasp*

  • wilsfresh
    wilsfresh says

    Well I am lactose tolerant and love a creamy sorbet! As a matter of fact, when I make this I'll be using heavy cream in place of the milk.

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