Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Honey orange sherbet


Does everyone remember the brightly colored sherbet that comes in orange, strawberry, lime, and probably other flavors? I was never a fan as a kid (I much preferred ice cream). I hadn't had sherbet in many years. After a bit of reading, I figured out that sherbet is made from fruit juice with a bit of dairy to make it creamy (unlike a sorbet, which is all fruit juice). We got our second bag of fresh organic oranges from Thorpe's Organic Family Farm and for some reason making a sherbet sounded like a great idea! It's really simple in ingredients, but the flavor, especially using these fresh oranges, is so bright and really makes your tongue dance. It must have been the warm-up to above freezing that put me in the mood to make a frozen treat (although as I write this, a blizzard warning has been issued for tomorrow). If you've never made sherbet before, I recommend giving it a try - it's really delicious and made with ingredients you can recognize! 


Honey orange sherbet
2-1/4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (about 5 oranges)
2 teaspoons orange zest
about 1/4 cup honey
dash of fine sea salt
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Mix the orange juice and zest in a large bowl or large glass measuring cup with a spout (preferable). Whisk in the honey, a couple tablespoons at a time, until it reaches your desired sweetness. Whisk in the salt. Add the cream and whisk slowly until just combined.

Refrigerate the mixture until cold, at least a couple of hours. Then churn and freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions. Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until your desired consistency.


What was I cooking one year ago?: acorn squash stuffed with Moroccan-spiced beef
Two years ago?: Mexican macaroni and cheese
Three?: turkey sloppy joes
4?: green chile and cheese cornbread

25 comments:

  1. I've never made sherbet before and like you I always chose ice cream as a child. This sherbet looks so fresh and delicious! I guess I need to give sherbet making a try :)

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  2. I really enjoy sherbert from time-to-time. Although the vivid colors on the commercial ones are a bit much! Yours looks so much better -- this is terrific. Thanks.

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  3. Making sherbet is my ambition! Citrus flavored are the best. Thanks, great recipe! :) ela

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  4. I love both sherbet and sorbet, and this looks SO awesome to me. Wish I had a bowl right now! Do you deliver? ;-)

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  5. Lorraine Not Quite NigellaMarch 12, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    I absolutely love that you add the cream to this because cream and citrus is a gret combo :)

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  6. Your sherbet looks delicious! I would really like it if I could jump through the screen and have a taste :) We went orange picking yesterday. I made some orange liqueur, and am about to make some orange jam. Nothing like those oranges fresh off the tree.

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  7. your sherbet looks divine! I am loving the cream in there, perfect way to get that creamsicle flavor!

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  8. I just got a new ice cream maker. Need to try this!

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  9. i have yet to attempt to make an ice cream or a sorbet at home. thanks for the recipe!

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  10. This look so good Amy, I like citrus and this one with honey just sounds delicious, so refreshing...
    Hope you are having a great week :D

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  11. This looks so simple - and delicious! I'd love to give it a try.

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  12. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can stuff my face with this ice-cream. It looks terrific!

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  13. Beautiful dessert and so much better for you than store bought. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  14. Your sherbet looks terrific and in a moment of weakness I thought about braving the howling winds and blowing snow to go out and buy an ice cream maker. Sanity prevailed and I'll wait until warm weather before I do. :)

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  15. Would be a great dessert after corned beef and cabbage!

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  16. Hi Amy, love your sherbet, look so refreshing and delightful.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day.

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  17. Wouldn't mind me a spoon of this delicious sorbet :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. I've made sorbet before but not sherbet! But I love this orange flavor. It sounds so bright and creamy!

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  19. I have a couple of sherbet eating fiends in my circle of friends. I do not use the word 'fiends' lightly. In fact they don't like ice cream, which of course I have no understanding for, but only sherbet. So now I have something tantalizing to share.

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  20. Just the name honey orange sorbet sounds so good! This looks amazing :)

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  21. I have to make some sherbet this summer too. This looks so refreshing and tasty!

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  22. I love the flavours of this sherbet...

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  23. Your sherbet looks and sounds fantastic, Amy!
    Perfect for us here in South America as it's still quite hot and the sherbet looks so refreshing.

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  24. I prefer ice cream to sherbet and sorbet, too, but I don't think I will say not to this honey orange sherbet!

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