Blood Orange Sherbet

Blood Orange Sherbet

Yes, I understand quite well the untimeliness of this post, as most of us are still experiencing Β stormy, snowy conditions and even a Polar Vortex or two. In fact, as I type this post on my computer, the snow is falling serenely outside of my window, erasing the tyre marks of the cars that have passed not too long ago. The footprints of the committed joggers have all been covered up again and still it falls; silently, beautifully and innocently.Β 

Blood Oranges

Of course, there was nothing innocent about it a few hours ago when I was driving my daughter to her babysitting job. Let’s just say, three lane roads became two lane roads for cars going slightly faster than a snail, and even then I had problems staying in my lane. I couldn’t control my 4×4 SUV that’s made for snowy weather! I was finally glad to be home, nice and warm enjoying a coffee and some…..crumpets πŸ™‚

Blood Oranges

So, back to this sherbet. I know, I know, it’s totally inappropriate for these winter days but I couldn’t resist the blood oranges. They make my heart sing when I see their beautiful colour in all the dreariness of winter. I don’t know about you, but I can eat ice cream in spring, summer, fall and winter. Ice cream does not have a season in my books and in my house! Sometimes, I think we go through more ice cream during the winter months than summer.Β 

Blood Orange Sherbet

That being said, here is a Blood Orange Sherbet. Of course, considering blood oranges are in season now, this is really the only time we can make this. If you don’t want to eat it straight up, make a float out of it like we did or throw it into your daily smoothie. It is delicious either way.

Blood Orange Sherbet Float

Besides, the colour alone will lift your spirits and you’ll be just happy looking at it. So, whether you make it to just gaze upon when you’re feeling blue or actually eat it, it’ll bring joy to your senses regardless.

Blood Orange Sherbet

Blood Orange Sherbet

Calories: 1933

Fat: 93g

Creamy and refreshing blood orange sherbet made with fresh blood orange juice and cream.
  • 2 cups/475ml blood orange juice, freshly squeezed and strained
  • 1 cup/200g cane sugar
  • Β½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1 cup/235ml organic heavy cream (double cream)
  • Β½ cup/120ml, organic milk, whole or 2%
  1. Place all the ingredients except the milk and cream into a bowl of a food processor and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove into a bowl and whisk in the milk and cream
  3. Place in the fridge until the mixture is chilled, at least an hour.
  4. Pour the mixture into your chilled ice cream bowl and follow the directions of your ice cream maker.
  5. Turn the machine on and churn for about 20 minutes or until the sherbet is like soft serve ice cream.
  6. Scoop out into a freezer proof container and chill until nice and firm.
  7. Serve as is, with fruit or on top of a float.
You need about 12-13 blood oranges and they are messy to juice! Thought I'd warn you since I made a mess :), it's worth it though.

Blood Orange Sherbet Float

Hope you’re having a great weekend, so far. The weather did throw a wrench in the plans but it’s nice to stay home and catch up on reading and recorded shows.Β 

Stay warm everyone, and have a great week!

  1. The thought of ice cream in winter always puts me off, but when I stop thinking and just eat it I always enjoy it πŸ™‚ What incredible colour you got from those blood oranges – beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous! Just totally gorgeous! And you are so right – gotta use up blood oranges when we can get ’em, right?!? Besides, a lovely, refreshing sunshine-y sherbet is just the thing to lift our spirits and get us through these days of polar vortexes and not-so-innocent snowfalls! Wonderful idea to make a float – love that! πŸ˜€
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  3. Your photos are stunning, Nazneen. I was at the grocer a few hours ago and I saw blood oranges for the first time since last season. It made me very aware that our summer is over and autumn has arrived. But…it’s still warm enough for sherbet and I’d like to try to make this seeing as the blood oranges are in season – they’re so pretty with such a wonderful colour xx
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  4. Look at that amazing colour! I could eat and drink this any day of the year. I sometimes wish for snow (because we NEVER have it here) but I understand the not-so-good part of it when you talk about it. For now I am more than content looking at the pink, snowy, frosted look in your photos. If only I could touch it with my hands…
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  5. Oh Nazneen! I am so glad to know I am not the only one who has been having difficulty in handling an SUV designed to handle snowy conditions. Almost makes me happy. This winter is turning us into weirdos, and this drink actually reminds me of summer. It really really does. And we do run through a lot of ice cream during the winter as well. Maybe something to do with that hangover of summer……this drink is beautiful!
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    • Thank you, John! The colour was really quite cheerful and even though it is cold, I couldn’t resist making and sharing this.

  6. Wonderful preparation Nazneen! I really don’t care if it had rained or if it’s still snowing… Seeing your amazing pictures I definitely would love to have this anytime….

    • Thank you Deepti! We always have the heating on so its always nice and warm at home, so eating ice cream in the winter isn’t too painful πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Taruna! Some things don’t have a season πŸ™‚ I like ice cream all the time!

  7. It does look absolutely beautiful! This week has some warm days, so we will be getting out of winter step by step.

    • Thanks Mariyam! I know it says we have warm days but this is CO, that can change in 10 minutes!

  8. What a beautiful color! I love sherbet – that wonderful combination of fruit sorbet and ice cream. I have a few blood oranges on hand, but not enough. Next time I go shopping, though! Thanks, Nazneen!
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    • Thanks David! I really loved the colour but I think I got lucky with the oranges. Almost all were a gorgeous colour inside.

    • Thanks Bam! You have all that other lovely tropical fruit in HK! I like seeing what you make that πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Margherita! The colour was wonderful and I was lucky to get some lovely oranges. I like winter so even though I am ready to see some colour, I’m hesitant to let winter go quite yet πŸ™‚