Everyone is bound to go crazy with the pairing or basil and orange in this sorbet! Vegan and gluten-free friendly, anyone with special diets can enjoy this frozen treat!
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Orange Basil Sorbet

Everyone is bound to go crazy with the pairing or basil and orange in this sorbet! Vegan and gluten-free friendly, anyone with special diets can enjoy this frozen treat! A refreshing, unorthodox pairing of summer flavors!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword orange basil sorbet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 332 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Sugar
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (this took about 6 BIG navel oranges)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh basil chiffonade (cut into thin ribbons)

Instructions

  1. Juice each orange, making sure to strain the seeds. Save the shell of one orange and cut into eighths. Zest 1 orange. Combine juice, sugar, basil and shell of one orange into a medium sauce pan.
    I know that a lot of you might be thinking that I’ve lost my mind with this Orange Basil sorbet. Orange and basil go together?! They totally do!
  2. Bring to a boil. Once at a boil, turn off heat and let the juice mix steep for 20 minutes.
    I know that a lot of you might be thinking that I’ve lost my mind with this Orange Basil sorbet. Orange and basil go together?! They totally do!
  3. Strain juice mixture into a medium sized bowl, add zest and cool for 2 hours.
  4. Take a pre-frozen ice cream maker and put together. Put sorbet base in ice cream maker and turn on to low setting. Spin mixture for 15 minutes.
    I know that a lot of you might be thinking that I’ve lost my mind with this Orange Basil sorbet. Orange and basil go together?! They totally do!
  5. Add basil leaves and stir to incorporate fully.
  6. Put frozen mix into containers and allow to finish freezing 3-4 more hours or until completely set.
  7. Scoop and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

I didn't add corn syrup to this base because the juice from the oranges was already sweet enough to reconcile not adding any.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Basil Sorbet
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 332
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 516mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 82g 27%
Sugars 77g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 17.4%
Vitamin C 151.8%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.