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Blood Orange Sorbet #bloodorange #sorbet #citrus #easyrecipe #pink #frozentreat #dessert #dessertrecipe #dairyfree | The Missing Lokness

Blood Orange Sorbet

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blood orange sorbet, citrus sorbet, dairy free dessert, easy recipe, frozen treat, valentine's day, vegetarian dessert
Servings 1 quart
Author Lokness


  • ½ tablespoon zest of blood orange (about 1 blood orange)
  • 1 cup fresh blood orange juice (about 5 – 6 blood oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
  • cups cold drinking water (best to use filtered or distilled bottled water)
  • cups light corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt


  • Strain the juices to a large mixing bowl to remove pulps and seeds. Whisk the rest of the ingredients into the juices until everything is combined. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until cold, about 1 – 2 hours.
  • When the mixture is cold, pour into the ice cream machine and follow the machine instruction. Transfer the sorbet to an airtight container. Smooth it out with a spatula. Place a piece of wax paper on the sorbet and pat it down to the surface. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.
  • Let the sorbet sit at room temperature for a couple minutes before scooping. Serve and enjoy.


  1. Can you use other oranges? Yes, but you may have to reduce the amount of corn syrup. It all depends on how sweet your oranges are. Start with half the corn syrup. Taste and add more if needed. Keep in mind that your liquid needs to be a bit sweeter than you like, because it will taste less sweet once it's churned and frozen.
  2. To reduce chilling time in the fridge, use cold oranges and lemons.
  3. Light corn syrup gives the sorbet body and reduce ice crystals. Do not substitute.
(Adapted from Serious Eats)