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

Lime Mango Sorbet Recipe

  • Yield: Makes almost 1 quart.


  • 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.

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  • Marie

    What about using thawed frozen mangoes? I have a hard time getting good fresh ones, but the bags of frozen mangoes are aplenty in the grocery stores.

  • Markk008

    Oh, lime mango sorbet! Can’t get enough of it when I attack it. Good on a hot day. Hey, this is a tasty recipe site. Good job done.

  • seanan

    A splash of rum rather than tequila would make a daquairi flavour rather than marguerita. This would be a yummy alternative for those of us who don’t like tequila.

  • valentina

    What a lovely sorbet recipe! I love the combination mango & lime – having been pairing them up on my smoothies and it is so lovely tangy!

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