Old-Fashioned Orange Sherbet

Angela Gray Recipe

By Angela Gray angiemath

20 Min
Ice-Cream Maker

My mother-in-law,Betty, made this out of a 1950's orange juice advertisement she got in the mail. I updated it by using an ice cream freezer and not freezer trays. This sherbet is easy and so cool and refreshing on a hot day. Only has 4 ingredients !

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is one of the creamiest orange sherbets I have ever enjoyed! Great for kids of all ages.


1 can(s)
evaporated milk 12oz can
1 can(s)
6 oz can of frozen orange juice concentrate,undiluted
1/2 c
1/8 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Open evaporated milk and put in freezer until ice crystals begin to form around the edges.
In a separate bowl combine last 3 ingredients and have them ready to add to whipped milk.
Turn the iced milk into well chilled mixer bowl and whip with beaters until stiff.
Add the last three ingredients very slowly, 1 TBS at a time to whipped milk.
Whip until very stiff.
Pour into prepared ice cream machine and process according to your freezers directions. *The original 1950's recipe says pour into freezer tray and freeze till firm. If you do not have access to an ice cream maker you may do this also.
Makes 1 1/4 quarts

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Angela Gray angiemath
Sep 30, 2013
Barbara, I am glad it was a happy and tasty accident ! lol Sometimes those are the best ! Sounds like you made a memory for your grand daughter in the process. Let me know how the purple turns out !
Barbara Cecil sheniles
Aug 28, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Barbara Cecil sheniles
Aug 28, 2013
I made it last night and got mixed up . Instead of one can of orange juice I used two =D Lol . I decided to use powdered sugar instead of granulated so it would dissolve much quicker . It worked great . I believe it helped to add a lot of extra fluff since I put an extra can of OJ in it. My daughter and granddaughter love it. It ended up making almost a gallon of sherbet . Thank goodness I had saved a square plastic ice cream container just for this recipe . ( I put it in the freezer too before adding the sherbet ) It holds one gallon /one pint . I didn't use an ice cream freezer either . I just used my electric mixer and it turned out PERFECT !! I plan to try purple grape juice next time . Thanks bunches for the recipe !
Angela Gray angiemath
Jul 21, 2013
THanks you Arlene, great summertime treat !
Arlene Goguen apts39
Jul 19, 2013
My mom used to make this using the metal Ice cube trays. Love It!!