Orange Dondurma

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Turkish dondurmas are intensely flavored citrus ices. This intense flavor is developed as the lemon and orange peels are boiled with the syrup during the cooking stage, then steeped in the syrup for about an hour. The ice is different from granitas because of the way dondurmas incorporate fruit into their syrup.

From Sorbets! by Jim Tarantino.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Orange Dondurma


  1. Wash the oranges and lemon and peel. (Make sure the white pith is removed from the peels or the ice will be bitter.)
  2. Combine the orange and lemon peels with the water in a noncorrosive saucepan and boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and let the mixture steep for about an hour. Drain, discard the peel.
  4. Combine the liquid with the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool. Juice the oranges and lemon and combine with the cooled mixture.
  5. Pour into a 9-inch by 13inch by 2-inch cake pan and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze until set.
  6. To serve, scrape the dondurma with a spoon or fork to create small shavings and spoon into individual chilled dessert bowls.

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About Orange Dondurma

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Mediterranean

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