easy orange sherbet recipe

>> 1.06.2010

sherbet vs sorbet, is there a difference?

yep, and it is not just the 'sher' vs the 'sor'.
the two icy treats are very similar in their base ingredients {puréed fruits, sugar + water} but sherbet has dairy added {milk to be exact}.

sitting on my counter were three beautiful but slightly soft oranges, the last lone survivors from a floridian christmas citrus gift pack. while sherbet may seem like a summer treat... oranges are in season now! and because i am conscious about upping my calcium intake, i am all in for creamy sherbet.

so let's craft this icy treat...

skill level:
easy peasy
complete instructions after the jump...

easy orange sherbet recipe
{makes approx one pint}

1/2 c granulated sugar
1 c fresh orange juice
1 T fresh orange rind
1 T lemon juice
3/4 c whole milk, cold
1 t vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

1. strip the zest from one orange with a microplane or grater.
2. toss the zest into a bowl and squeeze the oranges removing any seeds + pulp, to make 1 cup of juice.
3. add sugar, vanilla, salt + milk; mix well then place in fridge for at least an hour.
4. once chilled, freeze in ice cream maker following manufacturer's instructions.

enjoy it soft serve or stick it in the freezer to harden up.

if you don't have an ice cream maker, pour into freezer safe container; cover + freeze. once frozen, whip it in a food processor and re-freeze until desired firmness.

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