Lime sherbet originated in the Middle East, thousands of years ago. It was basically a non alcoholic drink that was extremely popular in the hot summers. A number of lime sherbet recipes are prevalent in the world but all of them use the same basic ingredients. Lime juice, milk, sugar and cream should be mixed properly and allowed to set. Once slightly cooled, it needs to be kept in a freezer or in an ice cream machine to freeze it. Most lime sherbet recipes advice stirring the mixture at regular intervals to ensure that crystals are not formed. The best part is that lime sherbet has a universal appeal and has been able to become popular in all corners of the world. It can be served either with fresh fruits or on its own. Lime sherbet is an extremely flexible option as it can be served as a dessert or in between courses.