Orange sorbet

Orange sorbet

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus churning and freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

With leftovers

A refreshing and simple way to round off a rich meal, using only three ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
82
protein
0g
carbs
22g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
22g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 300ml orange juice
  • 2 star anise
  • 100g caster sugar

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Method

Put the orange juice, star anise and sugar into a pan. Bring to the boil, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, then remove the star anise. Cool, then pour into an ice-cream machine and churn until smooth and frozen. (If you don’t have an ice-cream machine, cool the mixture, then tip into a freezerproof container and freeze until firm, whisking every hour with a fork to break up the ice crystals.)

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2009

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babs60's picture
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Ideal after a heavy meal but a little sweet. Will half the amount of sugar next time.

ccs1233's picture
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Very easy to make even without an ice cream maker! Went down a treat and tasted great. I whisked it every half hour for 5 hours after putting it in the freezer.

riccio's picture

Hi - I wonder if somebody can tell me, how many people would this recipe serve. I am having a dinner party for 8. Thanks

Lcrawford1's picture
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About 4

mwessy's picture
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WOW - really easy to make and terrific to eat!!! Got rave reviews from the friends I made it for. I made the bombe and sauce plus the sorbet (without an ice-cream maker). All really easy to do and so great to be able to prepare the day before - hassle free entertaining! The sorbet was AMAZING.

danicquinn's picture
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Fantastic! So easy and so tasty. I used clementine juice (I squeezed them fresh), and the flavour was wonderful. It goes well with the gingernut/meringue bombes, or is a treat on its own. It's also nice in the Baked Alaska Bombe.

lou-la-belle's picture
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Oh my but this is simply delicious. I made this without the ice-cream churner - no bother. Don't be tempted to skimp on the star anise because it adds a devine depth to the taste. I am serving this with Ramsey's Chocolate Fondant. I hope the combination works

luvyduvydd's picture

I would love to try this recipie as sounds really easy! But what would it go well with?

whizzkid21150's picture
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Quite the best, smoothest sorbet I've ever made (or that my ice-cream maker has made). Absolutely delicious taste.

skatingjulie's picture
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Easy, delicious and far superior to any in the shops. This was a definite hit in our house,although I shall double the quantities in future as it disappeared very quickly.

speranza's picture

Thanks Chumzie!

humaira_mayet's picture
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Made this ice cream to accompany a mango creme brulee i made.. it was beautiful and the hint of star anise was very nice. I don't have an ice cream maker either, so to prevent ice crystals, put it in the freezer, after an hour (or when the edges are frozen) take it out of the freezer and give it a really good whisk. After another hour, do this again. Then after another hour, do this one more time. Then leave it in the freezer, preferably overnight, to freeze completly.

annagrima's picture

I don't own an ice cream machine. how many times do I need to whisk this icecream to break the crystals. eg. every hour for 3 hours??? thanks

speranza's picture

Yeah, sounds nice and appears very easy to do. Without an ice-cream engine, for how many hours would I need to whisk it? Can anyone enlighten me?Thanks!

jennifert's picture
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Lovely - went really well with the Ginger Crunch Meringue Bombes. It was very easy to make - even without an ice-cream machine - and the hint of Star Anise was really nice. Very refreshing, and would be really nice on its own in the summer too. It doesn't make a great deal though - so if it was to be on its own I think I'd double the quantities.

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