Orange sorbet scoop on plate

Orange sorbet

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(19 ratings)

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


With leftovers

Make an easy, refreshing orange sorbet using just three ingredients. This simple, zesty dessert or palate cleanser is perfect after a rich meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal82
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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  • 300ml orange juice
  • 2 star anise
    Star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • 100g caster sugar


  1. 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.)

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20th Oct, 2012
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.
16th May, 2012
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.
12th Apr, 2012
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
11th Apr, 2011
I would love to try this recipie as sounds really easy! But what would it go well with?
20th Dec, 2010
Quite the best, smoothest sorbet I've ever made (or that my ice-cream maker has made). Absolutely delicious taste.
7th Aug, 2010
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.
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26th Aug, 2009
Thanks Chumzie!
25th Aug, 2009
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.
20th Aug, 2009
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
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20th Aug, 2009
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!


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