Lime Mango Sorbet

Lime, mango, sugar, a dash of tequila. These ingredients are just destined to be together in a sorbet. Unlike lemon sorbet which can be quite tart, this lime mango sorbet has the smoothing influence of the mango. The addition of tequila not only adds a hint of margarita to the flavors, but helps keep the sorbet from getting icy.

Lime Mango Sorbet


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Zest from one lime
  • 3 ripe mangos (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 Tbsp tequila


1 Heat the sugar, water, and lime zest in a medium saucepan until the sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

2 Cut the flesh from the mangoes (see How to Cut a Mango).

3 Put the mango pieces, sugar water, lime juice, and salt into a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until completely chilled.

4 When ready to put the chilled lime mango purée into your ice cream maker, mix in the tequila. Process the mixture in your ice cream maker (Amazon sells a good one) according to the ice cream maker directions. Transfer mixture to a plastic storage container and freezer in your freezer until firm, at least 6 hours.


How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker - tips from David Lebovitz

Main Ingredients