Homemade Champagne Mango Lime Sorbet

One great thing about living at home with parents as a recent graduate?  I get to test out the goods and use my mom’s new Cuisinart Ice-Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Sorbet maker.  Move over store-bought ice cream…I may never go back.  Or at least, until I move out, that is.

Unfortunately, my first attempt at making something in the machine failed as a result of pure impatience (you need to let the freezer bowl  freeze completely, which takes around 6-22 hours!).  But the second time around was golden!  I bring you home-made mango lime sorbet. This recipe is so easy, I am almost ashamed to take credit for it.

I used fresh champagne mangos (my favorite!), but you could always use a different variety or even frozen!  Tip: Trader Joes sells cheap bags of frozen champagne mango halves and regular mango chunks!

Champagne Mango

This sorbet would be a great choice for a light dessert in the summer–which is especially needed in a place like DC, where we’ve been experiencing a serious heat wave with temperatures over 100 degrees. 

It’s simple, refreshing, and low calorie.  You could also add fresh fruit, such as raspberries, chopped strawberries, or even blueberries toward the end of the freezing process for a pretty fruit add-in.  Enjoy!

If you don’t have an ice cream machine, follow David Lebovitz’s instructions, which you can find by clicking here.

Homemade Champagne Mango Lime Sorbet

homemade champagne lime sorbet

Homemade Champagne Mango Lime Sorbet

Yield: 1 Quart
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup simple syrup (3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water)
  • 4 champagne mangos, peeled and pitted 
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest


  1. To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water to saucepan and turn to medium heat until just boiled.
  2. Turn down to low heat, simmering for 3-5 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, pureé mango (in blender, food processor, or using an immersion blender).
  4. Mix all ingredients together and add to ice-cream maker. Follow machine instructions.
  5. Transfer sorbet to airtight freezer-safe container and allow to firm in freezer for an additional 4-6 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 1g

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