Blood Orange Sorbet

Happy Friday! I realized that I mentioned this blood orange sorbet in the blood orange popsicle post and then never shared it with you all! Whoops…so here a refreshing send off to your weekend – a colorful and flavorful sorbet. Hope you stay cool where ever you are!

This is the final blood orange recipe until next winter. (Check out the roundup of my other blood orange recipes from the year.) As I mentioned in the blood orange popsicle post, this was a special request from a coworker who loves the Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet. I haven’t been able to give her a taste of my homemade version yet but I think the flavor is comparable to the store bought version. The big difference is probably the texture, which is often a little more icy and grainy in homemade sorbets.

David Lebovitz recommends eating it immediately, within a few hours of churning. If you store it in the freezer for a while, let it sit out on the counter for a little bit (5-10 minutes) before eating it. Either way you’ll have a bowl full of refreshing and sweet citrus sorbet, balanced well with a slight hint of bitterness.

 

Recipe:

Blood Orange Sorbet

Adapted from David Lebovitz

  • Blood oranges (or any other fresh citrus)
  • Sugar to taste (around 1/4 cup for every cup of juice, depending on sweetness of your oranges)

Juice your blood oranges (or grapefruit, oranges, etc.). Pass juice through fine mesh sieve to remove seeds and big lumps of pulp and measure juice so you know how much sugar to add. Place sugar in a small saucepan and saturate with juice. Heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Add to remaining juice, stirring to incorporate. Chill and then freeze in your ice cream maker.

21 Comments on Blood Orange Sorbet

  1. Tina@flourtrader
    July 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Like this frozen treat! It would be hard to wait the 10-15 minutes from the freezer to the counter before eating. Probably brain freeze, so for me the safe method would be right after churning.

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm (8 years ago)

      @Tina – it is hard to wait for something like this. Might as well eat it right away and avoid all the suspense.

    • Stephanie
      July 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm (8 years ago)

      @Erin – thank you!

  2. Ann
    July 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Yum! I love blood oranges and this sorbet looks incredible!!

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 16, 2011 at 9:29 am (8 years ago)

      @Ann – thank you! 🙂

  3. Natalie
    July 16, 2011 at 1:25 am (8 years ago)

    Beautiful colour! I would really like one of those right now, this heat is unbearable!! 😀

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 16, 2011 at 9:29 am (8 years ago)

      @Natalie – I love the color too. It’s definitely perfect for summer!

  4. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker
    July 16, 2011 at 2:19 am (8 years ago)

    Wow! For such a simple summery treat this would be so impressive to serve up to guests, its absolutely beautiful!

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 16, 2011 at 9:29 am (8 years ago)

      @Sasha – definitely. Easy but impressive! Love those kinds of desserts.

  5. steph@stephsbitebybite
    July 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm (8 years ago)

    I have never had a blood orange, but I’d like to start with this 🙂 YUM

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm (8 years ago)

      @steph – if you can get your hands on some, definitely give it a try! If not, you can always make this with another citrus.

  6. Liz
    July 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh, my, the color of your sorbet is incredible! I saw blood oranges here for the first time this winter…and I love this idea for them 🙂

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 20, 2011 at 10:03 am (8 years ago)

      @Lize – thanks! Next winter pick some up if you can find them. Anything you make with blood oranges turns out an incredible color!

  7. Magic of Spice
    July 19, 2011 at 11:59 am (8 years ago)

    I do love blood oranges and just look at that brilliant color! Really looks wonderful 🙂

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 20, 2011 at 10:07 am (8 years ago)

      @Magic of Spice – thank you! I love the gorgeous color things turn out when you make them with blood oranges.

  8. Sandra
    July 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm (8 years ago)

    It’s hotter than a biscuit outside, and this lovely sorbet would be an awesome treat to cool off with.

    Reply
    • Stephanie
      July 20, 2011 at 10:07 am (8 years ago)

      @Sandra – haha I love that saying. Sorbet is definitely perfect in the summer.

  9. Kirsten
    December 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Stephanie,

    Thanks for giving me the link to include in my upcoming Band Fruit Fundraiser Recipe Round Up! It will be published on 12/4/2013!
    Kirsten recently posted Citrus and Honey Whole Grain Muffins

    Reply

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