Grandma’s Orange Milk Sherbet

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing


about 2 quarts

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My dear grandma made this sherbet for my birthday party in the 1930s. She squeezed whole oranges to get the juice for it. I often double the recipe since it's so refreshing on a hot summer day. —Marilynn Engelbrecht, Harrisonville, Missouri


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 97 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.