Homemade Orange Sherbet made with just 3 simple ingredients - milk, sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Do you remember a few years ago when I returned from Arizona with a suitcase full of citrus and I made orange marmalade? Well, we did it again! And I have been making everything I can with all those delicious fresh oranges.
We have been eating all that wonderful citrus and I decided to made this Orange Sherbet!
What is Sherbet?
Sherbet is similar to ice cream, but doesn't contain eggs or cream. It is made with milk, sugar, and fruit juice. I also added orange zest to mine. People often ask if sherbet is dairy free, and nope - it has milk.
I use whole milk when making sherbet, but you could use a lower fat milk too. Your sherbet will not be as creamy though.
Sherbet is also similar to sorbet. Sorbet does not contain any milk or eggs. It's just fruit, water and sugar. I always think sherbet is the middleman between ice cream and sorbet.
How do I make Orange Sherbet?
Sherbet is actually much easier to make than ice cream. You don’t have to make a custard and let it cool before churning. For this recipe you just zest and squeeze the oranges, add sugar and milk and then churn. Really, it’s that simple.
I love frozen treats and I love to eat them all year long, not just during the summertime. Some of my favorites include:
Sherbet and Sorbet
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- 2 Tablespoons orange zest
- 1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 cups whole milk
- Mix zest, juice and sugar together. Add milk and mix again.2 Tablespoons orange zest, 1 cup orange juice, ¾ cup sugar, 3 cups whole milk
- Pour mixture into a frozen bowl for an electric ice cream maker.
- Churn for 20 - 30 minutes or until frozen.
- Remove from bowl and place in a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
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Kelly | Foodtasia says
This orange sherbet looks so refreshing! Delicious!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
What a delicious treat for citrus season Kathy! Time to break out my ice cream attachment!
Such a tasty treat to brighten up these cold winter days! Looks super creamy! Two scoops please 🙂
You bet, two scoops coming right up!
David @ Spiced says
Oh man, I love sherbet! And I haven't had sherbet in ages, so this delicious looking recipe is absolutely calling my name right now. I think this is definitely an excellent use of some of those vacation oranges! 🙂
It's a bit of sunshine in every bite!