Monday, August 6, 2012

Instagram Quickie: Orange Sherbet

After receiving a gift card from my friends on my 21st birthday to Williams Sonoma, I went ahead and bought myself a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. All of my close friends know that one of my guilty pleasures has always been ice cream so why not start making ice cream at home.

I have to say, finding a good recipe for ice cream is hard to do. When it comes to baked goods, I can rule out certain recipes just by the way something looks in the pictures. Ice Cream on the other hand is a totally different monster.

For this recipe on Orange Sherbet, I went ahead and chose one from Alton Brown. Fairly simple to make with minimal steps, just the way I like it. As of the moment, I literally just pulled it out of the Ice Cream Maker 20 minutes ago and it is in the freezer hardening up. Fingers crossed that it will be delicious!

Update: This was a bit too sweet for my taste so I would definitely reduce the sugar. Other than that, it tasted like a frozen orange julius.

Orange Sherbet
Recipe by Alton Brown

7 ounces sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, approximately 2 to 3 pounds oranges
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups very cold whole milk

In the bowl of a food processor combine all of the ingredients except the milk and process until the sugar is dissolved, approximately 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and whisk in the milk. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator until the mixture reaches 40 degrees F or below, approximately 1 hour.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process until it is the consistency of soft serve ice cream. You may serve now or transfer to a lidded container and place in freezer until firm, approximately 3 hours.

-Aaron John


  1. Keep the posts coming...start baking again!!!
    Hey also what happened Wit and Vinegar website...has it moved? (I found it from your shout out) Some sort of weird grout cleaning/seafood pasta website now...check it out. Seems like Billy let the domain name lapse and someone stole if from under him.Hey also how about an update on school...what did you finally decide on....and are you applying for the next food network star?

    1. I'm working on a post right now actually. Should be up in a couple of hours or so!

      That is really weird about Billy's site. I'll go let him know. I was pretty sure I took a look at his site a couple days ago and it was fine. So weird that that happened. Hopefully he can get it back or something.

      I would love to apply for the next food network star. I will definitely apply for the next season if the time is right. Not much is going on in school as of the moment but I will give a full update in a post soon when classes start up again!

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I make homemade ice cream all the time and its wonderful but this will be a great change. Im trying this soon. Keep the great recipes coming!

    1. Thanks! This is the first time making ice cream and I actually love doing it. It does take patience but it's worth it. For this recipe, definitely reduce the sugar because it was a bit too sweet for my taste.


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-Aaron John


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