Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blood Orange Sorbet

I never like weekends when the husband is away. (which has been rather often lately.) It makes everything a little bluer, somehow.

So in order to make everything shine a little brighter (and as a treat for my older son), we got into the kitchen and made a big tub of blood orange sorbet. It is absolutely one of my favourite flavours out there and I can never resist ordering it when I see it on the menu.

I was ecstatic to find blood oranges on sale in my local supermarket. And, immediately, I knew that I had to make some sorbet with them. It was a no brainer! I roped in my sous chef to help me with the preps and he did an excellent job juicing the oranges for me whilst I prep the syrup.

In no time, we quickly had our base prepped and into the refrigerator. It was such an easy recipe to follow. I played around with the sugar level because we don't really fancy it too saccharin sweet and managed to find a good balance in between.

After letting it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, I left it to churn in my ice cream maker and voila! a tub of citrus goodness appeared! I highly recommend that you give it a try. =)

Blood Orange Sorbet

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Zest of 1-2 blood oranges
Juice of 6-7 blood oranges

1. Combine the zest, sugar and water in a small pot and boil until the sugar melts.
2. Add the juice to the mixture
3. Chill the juice in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours. (till it's cold)
4. Churn in the ice cream maker. (and freeze after)

There, wasn't kidding when I said it was easy. =)


  1. Ooo, I can just imagine how tart and refreshing that would taste! YUM!

    PS: I am hosting a Bits of Brit giveaway currently(open to Singapore residents only), so I really hope you will enter:

    1. I'll hop over to have a look! =)

  2. Sounds pretty easy.. now, I just need to get those Blood Oranges and oh yes, an Ice-cream Machine to make this :)

    1. ooh if I may, I'd say get an ice cream maker! I use a cuisine art one and it's less than 300? One of my best kitchen buys! =)


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