In our KitchenAid Blender Ice Cream maker this come out more like an Italian Ice rather than a smoother sorbet, but the flavor is awesome and it is easy to make. For a more lemony flavor add a bit of lemon rind to the simple syrup when you make it instead of just orange rind.
Fresh Orange Sorbet
This easy sorbet nets rave reviews from our staffers for two reasons. First, it's super easy to make; fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and water are all you'll need. Plus, the orange flavor, much like French sorbets, is both intense and refreshing.
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Total: 2 Hours, 8 Minutes
- Calories: 91
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Fat: 0.0g
- Saturated fat: 0.0g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
- Protein: 0.4g
- Carbohydrate: 23.1g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 0.1mg
- Sodium: 1mg
- Calcium: 5mg
- 10 medium oranges
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 medium)
- Grated orange rind (optional)
- Mint sprigs (optional)
- 1. Carefully remove rind from 2 oranges using a vegetable peeler; discard white pith. Cut rind into 1 x ¼-inch-thick strips. Cut peeled oranges in half; use a citrus reamer to squeeze juice from orange halves. Repeat with remaining oranges until juice measures 2 2/3 cups.
- 2. Combine 2 1/2 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Add rind strips to pan. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Strain sugar mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Cool completely.
- 2. Add orange juice and lemon juice to sugar mixture; stir well. Pour mixture into the freezer can of a tabletop ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Garnish with grated rind and mint sprigs, if desired.
This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light January/February, 1990 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.
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Fresh Orange Sorbet Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Desserts, Ice Cream/Sherbet
- CONVENIENCE: Entertaining, Freezable, Make-Ahead, 5 Ingredients or Less, Quick/Easy
- CUISINE: California, French
- MAIN INGREDIENT: Fruits
- DIETARY CONSIDERATION: Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Saturated Fat, Low Sodium
- COOKING METHOD: Ice-Cream Maker
- OCCASION: Spring, Summer
- PUBLICATION: Cooking Light