Homemade Orange Sherbet


This Homemade Orange Sherbet ice cream is creamy, delicious and has a flavorful orange flavor due to the the fresh orange juice and zest. This recipe is super easy to throw together and freezes within 3 to 4 hours.

Homemade Orange Sherbet

Umm…okay, so I just learned that orange sherbet is not spelled orange sherBERT. No ‘r.’ Why is it pronounced like sorbet if we don’t pronounce it like that? Why make our lives more difficult, English language?! Why?!

It has been my dream for the last few weeks to make homemade trashy rainbow sherbet, but without all the food coloring. I’m still trying to figure that out in my brain because we need to do that. Growing up I had a serious fondness of orange sherbet, especially the variety that came in those gigantic plastic tubs with the plastic lid on it. I loved orange sherbet. And I still do, except now I’m not really down with eating the stuff with weird chemicals and stuff. I want a natural situation.

Homemade Orange Sherbet

Turns out it’s not that difficult to make normal-no-chemical sherbet.

How to Make Homemade Orange Sherbet

  1. This recipe couldn’t be easier. It’s all made in a blender!
  2. Add the fresh orange juice, sugar, orange zest, vanilla in a blender.
  3. Blend it up!
  4. Pour it into your freezer vessel, and mix in the milk and the remaining orange zest.
  5. Press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the mixture.
  6. Transfer to the freezer until frozen.

That’s it! Couldn’t be simpler!

Homemade Orange Sherbet

Homemade Orange Sherbet

How to Eat Orange Sherbet

  • Put it on a cone. (Preferably a waffle cone.)
  • Open the freezer door and eat it with a spoon.
  • Add it to a glass and then pour ORANGE CREAM SODA on top of it!

Number three is the move. Definitely the move.

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Homemade Orange Sherbet Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Serving Size: 1 quart
Calories: 233kcal
This Orange Sherbet ice cream is creamy, delicious and has a flavorful orange flavor due to the the fresh orange juice and zest.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar , (or cane sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest, (from about 2 navel oranges), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, about 2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk


  • In the jar of a blender, add the sugar, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon or orange zest, salt, orange juice and lemon juice. Pulse until the sugar is dissolved, about 30 seconds. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and whisk in the milk. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator until very cold, about 2 hours.
  • Pour the mixture into a an ice cream maker and proceed according to the directions of your ice cream maker, or until it reaches the consistency of soft serve. Add the reserved 1 tablespoon orange zest.
  • Transfer the sherbet to a freezer safe container and place in the freezer until very firm, about 3-4 hours or ideally overnight.
  • Serve it in a bowl, in a cone, or my favorite way, in a glass with orange cream soda poured over it. Yum.
  • This orange sherbet will stay good in the freezer in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
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Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 32mg
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  • Reply Judy June 12, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Anna, try 1 cup vanilla soy milk and 1/2 cup plain soy creamer in place of the milk.

  • Reply anna May 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    What a lovely recipe! Can anyone suggest a dairy free alternative?

  • Reply Myra August 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Try adding dark chocolate chunks! Edys had a flavor called Swiss Orange that was orange sherbert with dark chocolate chunks. It was my pregnancy craving with my second child. They have since discontinued that flavor. With this recipe I get to recreate it! Thank you.

  • Reply Skazka Vostoka July 31, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I also like orange sherbet youth. So much citrus! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Oh, orange sherbet! Love, love, love orange sherbet and it immediately reminds me of when I was younger!

  • Reply Emily@ TotesDelishy July 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I also never know about the lack of a second r… tricky tricky tricky. Rainbow SherbeRt was my favorite treat growing up too. The kind with the orange, raspberry and allegedly pineapple swirled together. If there was actual pineapple in that I would die of shock. I would love to make a grown up version of that, with actual fruit, and I’ll start with your orange sherbet recipe! Thanks!!

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food July 27, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Oh that sounds so refreshing with the soda. What a beautiful color!?! Let’s just be kids again for a few minutes with this drink.

  • Reply Laura July 27, 2013 at 7:19 am

    This looks so refreshing! So much better with natural ingredients 🙂

  • Reply Arthur in the Garden! July 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Yummy! I lover sherberts.

    English is a funny language.

  • Reply Jamie @lifelovelemons July 27, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I agree! Where is the “R”!? Regardless, this looks divine!

  • Reply Kasha the FarmGirl July 27, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Try pairing this with ginger ale – my grandfather’s specialty 🙂

    It truly looks so easy to make and darned delicious!!
    Thanks so much!

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