Homemade Orange Sherbet – you will never want store-bought orange sherbet again after trying this recipe! So simple and so delicious! Only 5 ingredients.
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. If strawberry is more your thing, I have a Homemade Strawberry Sherbet that you will love!
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.
How To Make Homemade Orange Sherbet
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 fresh orange juice, orange zest, sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt together and dump it all into your ice cream maker (after letting it chill for about an hour). And it’s still super creamy and amazing.
Took an entire bag of oranges to get enough juice but it was so worth it.
How Long Is Homemade Orange Sherbet Good For
Homemade sherbet is best if eaten within a week of freezing.
How To Store Homemade Sherbet
Homemade sherbet should be stored in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
I love these super cute container meant for ice cream. They are under $8 and I own several because I’ve been making so much homemade ice cream and sherbet this spring. And did I mention how cute it is?!
Plastic storage containers, like Tupperware, work fine, too.
More Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
- Pistachio Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks
- Banana Pudding Ice Cream
- Coffee Ice Cream
- Ginger Peach Ice Cream
- Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream
- Birthday Cake Ice Cream
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons orange zest
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 43gProtein: 3g