This refreshing Orange Sorbet reminds me of orange sherbet, my favorite ice cream flavor as a kid.
For this recipe, you can use just the mandarins or clementines for a mild orange-flavored sorbet. I like adding a flavor boost to my sorbet by adding either a handful of frozen red grapes or pineapple. It’s absolutely amazing and incredibly easy.
In the sorbet shown here, I’ve added a handful of frozen red grapes; you can see the flecks of color from the grape skins.
In the photo shown here, I’ve added a handful of frozen pineapple chunks; this is my favorite combination.
When I discovered I couldn’t have ripe bananas anymore, I was bummed out because they are super useful in smoothies and my “go-to” ingredient for many recipes, including chocolate dairy-free soft serve, healthy cookies, and frozen chocolate dipped banana bites. But hey, I’m discovering new favorite flavors all the time… like this recipe.
This sorbet is absolutely satisfying for a healthy dessert, a fun, healthy snack, and even perfect with breakfast.
Mandarins are small but pack some important nutrients:
- Vitamin C
- Promote a healthy gut
- Strengthen our immune system
To Make Orange Sorbet, You Will Need These Three Ingredients:
- Red grapes or pineapple chunks
- Non-dairy milk
The process is so easy. After the fruit is frozen, dump it into the food processor or Vitamix with a splash of non-dairy milk.
Whip it up and dig in!
I think homemade sorbet is best fresh, but you can let it firm up in the freezer if you prefer. I use a freezer-safe container with a lid.
- Vitamix or heavy-duty blender
- 10 Mandarins/Clementines ~ peeled and frozen
- 1/4 cup red grapes or pineapple chunks ~ frozen
- 3-4 Tbsp non-dairy milk
- Freeze peeled mandarins and grapes or pineapple chunks. I usually freeze mine all day or overnight.
- Remove the fruit from the freezer and let the fruit sit for about 4-5 minutes.
- Place frozen fruit in a Vitamix or heavy duty blender.
- Add non-dairy milk and puree on high stopping and mixing fruit as needed until pureed into a smooth sorbet.