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Orange Sherbet in ice cream cones surrounded by sliced oranges and ice cream in a container with a scooper.

Orange Sherbet

Creamy, comforting and oh so orangey. This frozen egg-free, dairy-free treat is a direct line to childhood days. vegan + gf *Time below does not reflect the time it takes to chill and freeze the sherbet. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 337kcal
Author Vanilla And Bean


  • 2 C Orange Juice fresh-squeezed Murcott Mandarins (482 g of juice). This will require 2-3 lbs of oranges (1 - 1.4 kg). Refrigerate the oranges overnight if possible.
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice 4 g
  • 1 C Granulated Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar 210 g
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt 2 g
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract I use Rodelle Organic, 4 g
  • 1 1/2 C Coconut Milk, full fat, from a can, cold 385g (1 Can)
  • 2 Tbs Orange Zest 2 small oranges (12 g)


  • The night before making the sherbet, place the oranges and coconut milk in the refrigerator. Place the ice cream maker's freezer bowl in the freezer.
  • In a high speed blender (or a food processor), blend the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and coconut milk until the sugar is dissolved. Strain into a large bowl. Add the orange zest. Stir. Refrigerate until mixture is 40F or less (I refrigerated mine overnight to reach appropriate temperature).
  • Process mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. When finished, the sherbet will be like soft-serve (mine took 25 minutes).
  • While the sherbet is processing, line a storage container with parchment paper and place in the freezer. Once frozen, spoon the sherbet into the storage container making sure to redistribute the zest evenly as it tends to get stuck and clump up on the mixer attachment.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper directly on the surface of the Sherbet and freeze until desired consistency. I freeze mine overnight, but a softer serve consistency can be enjoyed in about three hours. Serve in a bowl or cone. Store for up to two weeks in the covered container in the freezer. 


Adapted from Alton Brown's Recipe.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg