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Fruit Sherbet Recipe
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Fruit Sherbet

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"I found this recipe in a newspaper clipping that my Mother saved dated June 10, 1933. A light and fruity sherbet made with orange, lemon, and pineapple juices."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    4 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a large pitcher, mix together the lemon juice and sugar. Stir in the orange juice, milk, and pineapple juice. Pour into a plastic container, and freeze until stiff.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2010

This was excellent! It was incredibly easy to make and it was tasty. I would suggest lessening the lemon juice just a tad as it was quite tangy (although I liked that!) and stirring as it freezes as some of the juices sunk to the bottom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2015

Waaaaay too sweet as written. Very good mix of fruit flavors but next time I'd cut the sugar in half.

Oct 06, 2003

I was trying to find a quick and easy dessert to serve after a heavy meal and this fit the bill perfectly. It's super easy and quick to make and when you're done you have a wonderful tangy sherbet.

Mar 18, 2011

Wonderful recipe and so easy to make! I didn't have orange juice, so I used the lemon juice and the rest all pineapple. This made a juicy, tangy pineapple sherbet. I've also made it with heavy cream instead of milk and it comes out richer and creamier. The recipe actually makes about six servings and the amount was perfect for my 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker.

Jul 01, 2011

REFRESHING! A cool refreshing treat for a hot summer day. My only changes were to use 2% milk and freeze in my ice cream maker. The flavor has a nice balance between sweet and tart, and the texture was smooth and slightly creamy. This is a recipe I would be proud to serve to company! Thank you Mary Ann Benzon for sharing such a REFRESHING treat!!

Jul 03, 2011

I cannot say enough good things about this recipe! I used fresh squeezed juices straight from the juicer, 1% milk and reduced the sugar to 1 cup to try to make it a little more healthy and it was absolutely delicious!! I will be trying new combinations of juices in the future, but this was awesome as is. Thanks so much for sharing!

Feb 11, 2012

This satisfied a craving for something cold & tart. Extremely easy to make. This reminded me of the 1950's in Florida when a pop-up frozen desert - Lily Dily- was sold at grade school for a nickel. From a timing perspective, a little tricky getting the frozen consistency just right {2 hrs. in freezer, a liquid mush; 3-1/4 hrs. about right around the edges; next morning, rock hard}. Next time, I might add 2-3 tablespoons of alcohol like vodka (neutral w/o modifying flavor) or cointreau (orange liqueur, flavored with the peel of sour and sweet oranges from Curacao and Spain) since alcohol doesn't freeze. Thank you Mary Ann for sharing this oldie, but goodie!

Aug 12, 2011

this is a fantastic recipe! made it last night after seeing it. I used the exact measurements and also added crushed pineapple to it. I put all the juices and sugar ,milk in blender, pulsed a few times. then after about 2 hrs of freezing, stirred it again with a fork. came out so wonderful. light refreshing dessert or snack.


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  • Calories
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 93.6 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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