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This orange pineapple sherbet is so easy to make, you will make it often. Only three ingredients.
One of my favorite beverages from my youth was Orange Crush.
I haven’t had it in close to 45 years, and I know that seems strange, but it’s true. However, when I had to wait for an order at my local Chinese take-out, I sat facing the beverage cooler. Orange Crush was front and center and I decided right there to get a six pack next time I shopped.
Well, I go on rips with foods occasionally and this obsession with Orange Crush is one of them. Needless to say, I bought several six packs
A few weeks ago, I saw a recipe for lime sherbet and decided to make some. I’ve never made sherbet before but figured I’d give it a try.
I make ice cream when the mood hits me. Since I want ice cream when I want it and don’t want to wait 8 hours to freeze a liner (plus having no freezer space to do so), my ice cream maker is one with a built-in compressor so it freezes without waiting. I’ve had my Lello Gelato for close to 10 years and it delivers great ice cream every time. My Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream kicked off this season as I had tons of strawberries on hand.
The next thing I made was sherbet–but not the lime variety. I happened on a recipe for orange sherbet made with orange soda…and I had PLENTY on hand!
Pineapple Or Not
I had about a cup of leftover crushed pineapple on hand from a dessert I made about a week ago, and this was a fine way to use it. However, you don’t have to add the pineapple if you don’t want to or don’t have any. The sherbet will be fine made with just the orange soda and condensed milk.
Next time I make this, I think I will try it with a can of orange juice concentrate. That way, it would be better for you and less sugar. As I haven’t tested this yet, I can’t give an endorsement of whether it actually would freeze up well or how it actually tastes. But if you are adventurous and want to try it before I get a chance, please let me know your results and what you thought of it.
Orange Pineapple Sherbet
- 3 12 oz cans orange soda
- 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 1 can 8 oz crushed pineapple, drained
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Place in a covered container and chill thoroughly, about 2 hours.
- Freeze in an ice cream machine, following manufacturer's directions.
- The sherbet will be very soft when it comes out of the ice cream maker. Put it in a covered container and place in your freezer until firm and scoopable.
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