Easy homemade rainbow sherbet, bursting with raspberry, orange and lime flavors! A perfect summertime treat!
Growing up, sherbet was one of my favorite frozen treats. Whenever we’d go out for ice cream, I’d always get orange sherbet. And it had to be in a cone and covered with chocolate sprinkles. Trust me, it’s a winning combination. Next to orange sherbet, rainbow was my next favorite. It combined three awesome flavors into one irresistible Summer treat.
It’s not just for Summer though. Around the holidays, it was part of our punch. A splash of this, a splash of that… and a whole lot of rainbow sherbet! Watching the scoops float around was always fun. And, I always tried to make sure I got a cup with extra sherbet. What kid wouldn’t?
I’ve already shared both a traditional orange sherbet recipe and a super creamy orange creamsicle ice cream recipe. That means it’s time for rainbow to take center stage! And, since Sunday is officially the first day of Summer (YAY!), I wanted to share a fun and totally tasty frozen treat to kick off the season!
This homemade rainbow sherbet is bursting with orange, raspberry and lime flavors! You can layer them or swirl. Just make sure you get every flavor in your bowl… or on your cone!
Be sure to add this fun fruity rainbow sherbet recipe to your Summer plans!
- 1 C whole milk
- 1 C heavy cream
- 3/4 C granulated sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 C orange juice
- 1/3 C lime juice
- 6 oz fresh raspberries
- Orange Americolor optional
- Green Americolor optional
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, cream, sugar and salt. Stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cover and chill thoroughly, 4 hours or overnight.
- Puree raspberries until smooth. Optionally add 1-2 tablespoons of granulated sugar to sweeten the puree. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. Cover and chill until ready to use.
- Churn milk base according to manufacturer's directions. Freeze for 1 hour in a freezer safe container.
- Divide semi-frozen ice cream base into thirds. Fold in puree and juice to create 3 colors and flavors. Optionally, add 1 drop gel food color to the orange and lime portions for a brighter color. Transfer mixtures to large piping bags. Freeze for 30-45 minutes or until soft serve consistency is reached.
- Snip off the ends of each bag, swirling the three flavors into one freezer safe container.
- Freeze until firm.