There are dozens of ice pop flavours, but only one stuck with me over the years. Orange. I love all citrus fruits, and this one is no exception. Oranges carry an incredible flavour, and they are very sweet if you are lucky enough to eat them at a perfectly ripe stage. The fact that they can get sugary sweet is what gave me the idea of turning a childhood favourite into a more grown up dessert. This fresh orange sorbet is my take on the brightly coloured ice pops that I used to love as a child.
I used to love orange ice pops; they are such a deliciously sweet treat. It was only a matter of time until I turned them into a healthier version.While I am not one to religiously count calories, I do like to skip refined sugars where ever I can. Sometimes it is great to at least pretend you are eating responsibly and that you’re good at adulting but who am I kidding. I am posting 30 days of ice cream recipes, and I can assure you that none of it is going to waste.
At least I can take comfort in the fact that this sorbet is mainly consisting of fresh oranges and they do come with a significant amount of vitamin C and a decent dose of calcium, potassium and folate. So, in fact, you are not only having a treat but doing something good for yourself.
Even though oranges are wonderfully sweet when ripe, I still decided to add some agave. I did this to elevate the sweetness which makes it a frozen dessert that is very popular with kids or anyone who has a sweet tooth. You can alter the amounts of it according to your taste or even omit it and add some lemon juice if you prefer a refreshing sorbet instead of a sweet one.
- 10 - 15 oranges, you need 1L (4 cups) of juice
- 3 tbsp agave syrup
- Juice your oranges. You should be left with approximately 1L (4 cups) of juice.
- Pour the orange juice and agave syrup into an ice cream machine and process it.
- Transfer into a freezer friendly dish and freeze for another 1-3 hours before serving if you want a scoopable sorbet.