Blood orange sherbet

blood orangesBlood oranges are in season and since it is a short one, I can’t resist buying them.  They are wonderful eaten as is, in fruit salads or on a bed of greens.  They are not as acidic as regular oranges and their sweet juice makes wonderful cocktails.  I love them as a soda : Orangina Rouge and the Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa being two of my favorites.  Trying them as a sherbet was even better! The dramatic red of the juice turned into a beautiful pink frozen dessert so light and refreshing, the perfect ending to our Sunday meal.juicing blood oranges

BLOOD ORANGE SHERBET

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 blood orange juice (from about 10 to 12 oranges) cold
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

In a medium saucepan mix the sugar and water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, making sure the sugar is totally dissolved.  You will have what is called a simple syrup.  Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until cold (about a  hour).simple syrup ingredients

In a large measuring cup with a spout, mix the cold syrup, juice and heavy cream.  Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manuel ‘s instructions.

Once processed, transfer the sherbet into a freezer safe container and freeze for about 6 hours or overnight .  When ready, just scoop and eat.  The sherbet will keep in the freezer for about a week.blood orange sherbet

NOTE:  you can make the recipe without the heavy cream, you will then have a sorbet as sherbet usually has dairy and sorbet is fruit juice or puree with simple syrup.  I just like that creamsicle taste and feel, thus the heavy cream.

From my kitchen to yours,

CK, la fille du bouchersherbet and scoop

2 thoughts on “Blood orange sherbet

  1. Hi Catrine!

    Love this post & your beautiful photos. I am also obsessing over blood oranges lately – love them!

    In case you haven’t been to Michael’s lately or haven’t yet heard, I actually moved on from my role there and am now working as a photography producer within the advertising agency at Staples Corporate. It was so wonderful working with you throughout the past year, and I’d still love to set up a time to do that cooking class, maybe even with someone else like you had mentioned. I love following you on Instagram and hope we will continue to be in touch! You are so talented and just always such a delight to be around. I’ll keep being a faithful follower of yours!

    Have a great week,

    Lauren

    Sent from my iPhone

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