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homemade orange sherbet in a white bowl over a faded rainbow background with orange peels scattered.

Homemade Orange Sherbet

Skip the artificially flavored orange sherbet at the store and make a batch at home instead. This simple homemade ice cream recipe has only four ingredients and tastes even better than you remember! Bonus, this can be made with and without an ice cream maker!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ C Sugar
  • 1 Packet Unfalvored Gelatin 1 ½ TSP
  • ¾ C Whole Milk or Dairy-free alternative
  • 2 2/4 C Orange Juice no pulp

Instructions
 

Without an Ice Cream Maker

  • In a small saucepan combine the sugar, gelatin and orange juice and heat it over medium heat just until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and add in the milk of choice.
  • Allow the mixture to cool a few minutes and then transfer to a baking dish.
  • Cover and freeze the sherbet for 2-3 hours.
  • Stir and break up the sherbet as needed. You can beat it with a chilled mixer as required; just make sure it doesn't get overly heated and melt.
  • Return the mixture to the baking dish and freeze 4-6 hours again or overnight.

With an Ice Cream Maker

  • In a small saucepan combine the sugar, gelatin and orange juice and heat it over medium heat just until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and add in the milk of choice.
  • Allow the mixture to cool a few minutes then process in the ice cream maker.

Notes

Don’t like orange? Try a few other flavors:
If you don’t like orange sherbet or maybe you want to make a rainbow-like they have at the store try a few of these subs.
Pineapple: Use canned pineapple juice instead of orange juice.
Lemon or Lime: Combine ⅔ C lemon or lime juice with 1 C of water and increase the milk to 2 C. Keep
You can also give this easy Strawberry Sorbet a try.
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