We wanted something different this weekend and I remembered I used to make a lime sherbet in our ice cream maker that we just loved. So we were off to do that and I couldn't find the recipe. Rick started searching online and ran into this recipe by Alton Brown. First let me say that Alton Brown is Rick's hero! HA! He makes the most delicious stuff, but I can only handle him in small doses. This recipe WILL NOT disappoint and it's way easy.
This is our ice cream maker and if you have something similar, this recipe will work perfect. If you have something larger or smaller, you can tweak it pretty easy.
7 ounces sugar (little more than 3/4 of a cup)
1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, approximately 2 to 3 pounds oranges (I used Simply Orange juice)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups very cold whole milk
In the bowl of a food processor combine all of the ingredients except the milk and process until the sugar is dissolved, approximately 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and whisk in the milk. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator until the mixture reaches 40 degrees F or below, approximately 1 hour.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process until it is the consistency of soft serve ice cream. You may serve now or transfer to a lidded container and place in freezer until firm, approximately 3 hours.