Monday, July 20, 2009

Creamy Coconut Lime Sorbet

Well, we are in Bloomingdale, IL! The past week we visit friends, family and churches to share about our past year in Costa Rica. It has been a great trip so far. Both girls were great on the plane from Costa Rica to Chicago and the long drive from Chicago to DSM. We did more driving through Iowa to Wisconsin and now we are back to Chicago to hang with my in-laws for the rest of the week.

I miss my kitchen and posting my recipes! BUT the time that I had with my family this past week has been a breath of fresh air... wonderful!

So, now I want to take some time to post this wonderful creamy sorbet that I made before our trip to the states. I ran out of time to post this before we left and I wanted to post this for my Sweet Wholesome Wednesday, but that didn't work out... oh well... Then I wanted to enter this in the Clean Your Plate Recipe Challenge at The Nourished Kitchen, but I was too late...again, OH WELL!
Coconut Kefir

Naomi washing the limes freshly picked off the tree

Are these limes just beautiful?!

So let me start in the beginning. We have a tree that is producing beautiful organic limes in our backyard, but we are reaping more than we can use! I've been trying to up with different recipes to use all those limes.

One night, everybody was begging for some ice cream (including myself!). I didn't have any fresh milk, but had lots of coconut kefir and limes...sorbet! So I whipped everything together and poured it into our ice cream maker... it was done in less than an hour.

The first taste was tangy, tart, sweet and refreshing. The coconut kefir made it tangy (and SO creamy!), the limes made it tart, the honey made it sweet and putting it all together made it so refreshing! Awesome combination!

If you don't have coconut kefir... no worries! Just use regular coconut milk. This sorbet is a great dessert/snack for cooling off on a hot afternoon. I just love the green specks of lime zest swirled into the creamy coconut ice cream... looks simply delicious!

It is totally diary-free (that is what a sorbet is!). It can be made vegan by using a different sweetener and taking out the egg yolk. It is also totally RAW. I am wanting to make more raw dishes and my sister gave me an awesome raw cookbook... that's another post for later! Now, enjoy my photos and recipe!

Coconut Lime Sorbet

  • Grated rind of 2 large limes
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 cups coconut kefir or milk
  • 1/2-1 cup raw honey

Grate and juice the limes. Mix it with egg yolk, kefir/milk and honey (I used 1/2 cup) in blender for a minute. Pour into ice cream maker and follow maker's instruction. When done...scoop it out and enjoy! Store leftovers in a plastic bowl and keep in freezer (won't last more than a day...too yummy!).

Don't have a ice cream maker? No problem! Pour mixture into a plastic bowl and put into freezer till frozen. Put it out till slightly soft, chopped it up and put it back into your blender. Blend till creamy (not too long or will melt!)


  1. Fabulous sorbet!!

    Enjoy your time in Bloomingdale!!

  2. looks wonderful have a fun trip Rebecca

  3. how yummy! please do share how to make coconut keffir!


  5. This looks like a wonderful summer treat. Wish I had limes growing in my backyard! They look great. Glad you enjoyed your trip to the states. Thanks for sharing the recipe

  6. Cool! Wait - where is your lime tree growing? I would love a lime tree, but not sure it would fruit here. (North Texas)

  7. Oh, nevermind, just read that you're in Costa Rica. Guess that answers why you can grow limes! I'm jealous. That sorbet does look yummy though!

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  9. This looks wonderful. Please how do you make coconut Kefir? I do a lot of mission work in West Africa (we had a house in Cote d'Ivoir for several years and I also travel to Palawan in the South China Sea....there is a lot of fresh coconut and I would love to use this recipe.

  10. Debby - do you have kefir grains? It can be water or milk grains... either will work. If not... you'll need to order some. You can order it from Cultures of Health located on my blog. You can totally make this with regular coconut milk. Just add a little more lime if you want it really tangy :o) Also, I went to Africa several years ago... Uganda. Hard, but good mission trip.

  11. Very nice looking sorbet. I really like that you gave use some substitute ingredients and what to do if we don't have an ice cream maker. Is coconut kefir similar to yogurt? I love coconut sorbet. never try one with lime in it but it sounds delicious:)

  12. CheapAppetite - Thank you! Yes, the coconut kefir is similar to regular kefir and yogurt. Just has a more coconutty flavor :o) I am so glad the substitutes and ideas are helpful. I try to do that with all my recipes... I do that all the time in my kitchen.

  13. First of all, your baby is cute (facebook photo). Second, I love coconuts. I don't have an ice cream maker but will try your suggestions. Thank you for the recipe.:)

  14. Divina - Thank you!! Hope the recipe works out for you. Enjoy it!!

  15. Sounds like a great recipe. Naomi looks so ADORABLE washing the limes. Great blog! Carmen

  16. I had some extra kefir grains last week, so I made some coconut milk kefir and used that to make this sorbet. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  17. Made this over the weekend and it was SO delicious. Super easy to make as well. I used half coconut kefir and half milk and used 1/2 cup of honey.


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