This lime sherbet cooler is a family favorite treat. Made with two simple ingredients, this lime sherbet drink is quick and refreshing.


I have a super simple, refreshing, fun drink recipe to share with you that you and your children are going to rave about. I promise you, you will. It’s that good.

It’s a lime sherbet cooler.

It has two ingredients, can be made in a flash, and is perfect to serve to a bunch of hot, sweaty children when they are outside playing like there is no tomorrow.

I remember being one of those hot, sweaty children and my Mama bringing my friends and me a tray of these drinks out on the porch. We thought we were something else.

She’d simply walk outside, announce she brought us something to drink and we’d rush her like she’d just said she was giving away a million dollars.

Come to think of it, I don’t think I even knew what a million dollars was when I was a child.

Money really didn’t have much meaning to me growing up.

Most of our vegetables were grown in the garden and we made a weekly trip to the Jitney Jungle for our main staples of meats, bread, milk, and a few other things like ginger ale and lime sherbert.

We weren’t poor, or at least I didn’t know it if we were, but money just really wasn’t a topic of discussion.

I guess that is exactly what childhood should be like – not thinking about those things that you get to think about when you are no longer a child.

Anyway, back to this divine refreshment.

I guarantee you that you and your little ones will love a tall glass of this deliciousness the next afternoon when it is hot and sticky outside.


You just need a scoop or two of lime sherbet in a tall glass.



Fill your glass the rest of the way with ginger ale or even a lemon-lime soda will work.

Plop in a straw and enjoy!



Here’s the recipe for my lime sherbet cooler, if you can even call it a recipe! HA!

Lime Sherbet Cooler

This lime sherbet cooler is a family favorite treat. Made with two simple ingredients, this lime sherbet drink is quick and refreshing.
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 1-2 scoops lime sherbet
  • 6-8 ounces ginger ale or lemon-lime drink


  • Add scoops of sherbert to tall glass.
  • Fill glass with ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.
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18 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. I always prefer to make drinks at home,once again your blog helps me to add one more refreshing drink in my menu,”Lime Sherbert Cooler” looks very cool and refreshing drink and it is easy to prepare and less time consuming too.
    Thank You

  2. A refreshing drink for summer. Easy to prepare and I’m sure my son will love it. Thank you sharing this super simple and fun drink recipe of yours.

  3. Wow! The Lime Sherbet looks delicious. A lemon drink is always refreshing.

    This post caused me to walk down the memory lane. When I was a child we used to have a lemon tree in the backyard. We used to make fresh sherbet using just picked lemons. We would also pluck some leaves as there were used as herbs after drying them.

  4. I remember as a kid begging my mom daily to make drinks like these. So tasty… Thanks for sharing and for making my mouth drool. I can’t wait to go run to the market later today to go buy the ingredients. My 4 kids are going to love it!

  5. This will probably sound a little crazy, but lime sherbert floats made with lemon lime soda have been a sore throat remedy in my family for ages. It cools a sore throat right down, I swear!

  6. January 1, 2015

    This idea is awesome maybe I can make this for my mom and dad. You are brilliant for this drink.

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