Fresh Lime Ice with Berries

Fresh Lime Ice with Berries

This is one of the simplest, most refreshing, most satisfying desserts in the world, with or without the berries. A tablespoon or two of chopped mint leaves makes a wonderfully aromatic addition. And cubed mango or papaya makes a deliciously tropical replacement for the berries.–Rick Bayless

Special Equipment: Ice cream maker (optional)

Fresh Lime Ice with Berries Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • Serves 6


  • 5 to 6 large limes (or enough to make 3/4 cup lime juice)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 2 to 3 cups fresh raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries (you’ll want to slice or quarter strawberries), for serving


  • 1. Grate the zest (colored part only) of 2 of the limes and scrape into a large bowl. (If the zest is in large pieces, finely chop it.) Juice the limes, measure 3/4 cup, and pour it in with the zest.
  • 2. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and 1 3/4 cups water. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • 3. Pour the mixture into the canister of your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.


  • The ice will have the best texture if you transfer it from the ice cream maker into a container and let it firm up for several hours in the freezer. The ice is best eaten within 24 hours. Scoop it into small dishes and sprinkle with the berries.
  • No ice cream maker?
  • Pour the mixture into a 13-by-9-inch baking dish, slide it into the freezer, and “still-freeze” the mixture — stir it thoroughly after 45 minutes, then twice more at 15-minute intervals. It’s that easy.
Hungry for more? Chow down on these:

Hey, there. Just a reminder that all our content is copyright protected. Like a photo? Please don't use it without our written permission. Like a recipe? Kindly contact the publisher listed above for permission before you post it (that's what we did) and rewrite it in your own words. That's the law, kids. And don't forget to link back to this page, where you found it. Thanks!

Have something to say?

Then tell us. Have a picture you'd like to add to your comment? Send it along. Covet one of those spiffy pictures of yourself to go along with your comment? Get a free Gravatar. And as always, please take a gander at our comment policy before posting.

Rate this recipe!

Have you tried this recipe?
Let us know what you think.