Grandma's Orange Milk Sherbet Recipe
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Grandma's Orange Milk Sherbet Recipe

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My dear grandma made this sherbet for my birthday party in the 1930's. She squeezed whole oranges to get the juice for it. I often double the's so refreshing on a hot summer day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 97 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine orange juice and sugar thoroughly. Stir in milk. Transfer to an 11x7-in. dish; freeze until mushy.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and whip. Add pineapple and juices. Return to dish and freeze. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Originally published as Grandma's Orange Milk Sherbet in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p62

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"Great taste and very easy to make."

Reviewed May. 1, 2008

"This sounds good.. added to my recipe box.  bdett"

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