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Homemade Orange Sherbet Recipe

This Orange Sherbet ice cream is creamy, delicious and has a flavorful orange flavor due to the the fresh orange juice and zest.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 quart
Calories: 233kcal
Cost: $9


  • 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.


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