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Tartly sweet or sweetly tart? We can’t quite discern which best describes this stunning and simple blood orange sorbet. Not that it matters. What does matter, at least to us, is not just the perfectly balanced taste and the vibrant hue, but the utter versatility of this sorbet. Yes, you can simply scoop it into dishes as dessert or spoon it straight from the freezer container as a midnight nosh. But you can also blitz it with vodka in a blender as a naughty way to get your dose of Vitamin C. And you can divvy it among flutes and top it off with Prosecco as an inspired accompaniment to your morning paper and eggs. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ve some sorbet to tend to….
Blood Orange Sorbet
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- 10 M
- 1 H
- Makes 6 to 8 servings
Special Equipment: Ice cream maker
To make the blood orange sorbet, combine the water and sugar in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, whisking to dissolve the sugar. (If you prefer a not-so-sweet sorbet, you may wish to add just 3/4 cup sugar for starters, then taste and go from there.) Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the blood orange juice and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into a shallow pan or bowl and refrigerate until completely chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
When the mixture is cold, pour it into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If a soft sorbet is desired, serve immediately. If a firmer sorbet is desired, transfer the sorbet to an airtight glass or plastic freezer container, cover tightly, and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
The next time the weatherman predicts a blizzard, make sure you have blood oranges on hand to make this deeply citrusy, floral, downright delicious sorbet. You’ll thank me when you’re frozen in your house and you’re able to eat sunshine in a bowl. I got about 8 servings from my batch. That really means that I just got to eat 8 bowls by myself because I was too selfish to share. Inclement weather will do that to you.
Love this blood orange sorbet recipe! Couldn’t be simpler. Not too sweet, not too tart. I can see using this same method and ratio with other juices and fruit purees.