I stumbled upon this intriguing Orange Sherbet recipe and felt compelled to give it a try. The recipe calls for an ice cream maker, but don’t worry if you don’t have one – it’s still doable. My kids absolutely loved this dessert! Orange sherbet falls somewhere between ice cream and sorbet on the frozen dessert spectrum. Unlike sorbet, which lacks dairy, it contains some dairy, making it lower in fat than ice cream but creamier than sorbet. Typically fruit-flavored, in this case, it’s bursting with orange goodness and sweetness.
Creating this sherbet is a breeze! Just combine orange soda and sweetened condensed milk in a large mixing bowl, ensuring everything is thoroughly mixed. If you have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture in and let it work its magic. It may take a bit of time for the soda bubbles to infuse and the mixture to thicken up. After that, transfer it to a baking tray and pop it in the freezer until it’s partially frozen!
I opted for orange soda in my sherbet recipe as it imparts both flavor and sweetness. However, feel free to get creative with other soda flavors like lemon-lime, grape, strawberry, and more. The idea of making root beer sherbet is particularly intriguing to me!
°2 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed or store-bought)
°1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
+Optional: orange zest or orange slices for garnish