Do you guys remember the Flintstones Push Pops?
I just had to google them to make sure I didn’t make them up. But I have these weird memories that only kind of make sense of staying with my kindergarten teacher in the summers (she had a pool!) and we’d walk to the gas station close to her house for a treat on Fridays and I’d always go for the Flintstones Push Pops.
Or candy cigarettes. The 90’s were weird, man.
Do you have memories like that? Where you wonder if you made it all up? I was so young but I have all sorts of fuzzy memories like sitting in her kitchen and listening to the rain on their tin roof while she made fried chicken.
Anyyyyyway, this Orange Sherbet made me think of those Flintstones Push Pops.
I made it the other day because I had plans for something boozy and then we ate it all before I had a chance so I’ll be making it again soon. Because boozy orange sherbet floats? Umm, yes please.
I’ve never been a big sherbet fan. Like, I’m definitely going for the vanilla ice cream with a fudge swirl and peanut butter chips and pretzel pieces over anything fruity. But this?
This was amazing. A million times better than the stuff you buy at the grocery store.
I don’t like fruity desserts, y’all know this. But this is one of my favorite things I’ve made in awhile.
It’s also really easy. Typically when I make an ice cream, it involves a custard which means heating milk and cream and whisking it into eggs and blah blah blah, coating a wooden spoon, you know the drill.
This one? Whisk it together and dump it into your ice cream maker. And it’s still super creamy and amazing. Took an entire bag of oranges to get enough juice but it was so worth it.
Homemade Orange Sherbet recipe from @fakeginger! Click To Tweet
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, orange zest, salt, orange juice, and vanilla until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in milk. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
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