Sunshine Sherbet ~ Orange Creamsicle
This is one of the easiest frozen treats to make! Whether you have an ice cream maker or not, you can have a little sunshine for dessert with just a few simple ingredients.
Ice cream is fun to make but it can be a little tedious when you’ve gotta cook the milk and cream and add eggs, all while watching the temperature and stirring to prevent lumps. That’s why we love this recipe. It’s simple, delicious and there’s no cooking required.
You’ll need some big juicy oranges to get started. Squeeze the juice and strain the pulp off to make three cups of liquid. Add that to a half cup of sugar and stir with a whisk until all the sugar is dissolved. This is easiest if the oranges are not cold.
Once your sugar is dissolved, place the mixture in the fridge for about an hour to get it nice and cold.
Pour in some cold milk and cream and add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of orange extract.
Place the mixture in your ice cream maker and churn away. When the mixture is frozen, transfer to a freezer safe container and place in the freezer for a couple of hours until it is solid.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, simply place the mixture in the freezer and stir once an hour until frozen completely.
Once your sherbet is hardened, it’s time to serve it up. The recipe below makes about 6 cups of sherbet but beware, it’ll go fast!
I can see this recipe being easily converted to just about any fruity flavor you like. In fact, I’m waiting on my blackberries to ripen up so we can give those a try. As easy as this is to make, I’m sure it’ll be delightful.
I do hope you’ll give this one a try and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you!
Have a beautiful day and as always, keep it delicious!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie
- 3 C freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 C whole milk
- 1 C heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp orange extract (optional)
- Combine the orange juice and sugar.
- Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
- Chill the orange juice mixture in refrigerator until cold.
- In a large bowl, combine the orange juice mixture with the rest of the ingredients.
- Pour mixture into ice cream mixture and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Place the mixture in a freezer safe container and freeze until set.
- For freezing without an ice cream maker, simply place the mixture in a freezer safe container and stir once an hour until the sherbet is set.
Recipe by: Connie Murray@Happybellyfoodie.com