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Key Lime Sorbet

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 quarts


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup key lime preserves
  • 4 cups lime-flavored club soda or seltzer, divided
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • Kosher salt

Specialized Hardware

  • Ice cream maker


  • Combine sugar, preserves, and 1 cup of the soda in a medium saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar and preserves are melted. Add citrus juice and zest. Stir in the remaining soda, move to a clean, lidded container and chill thoroughly, 2 to 3 hours.
  • Churn mixture in ice cream maker per maker's instructions or until mixture reaches the consistency of a firm slush. Return mixture to lidded container and harden in freezer 1 hour before serving.
  • If sorbet is to be held frozen for longer than 2 hours, move from freezer to refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. If you'd like a more assertive sorbet, double the amount of citrus zest.