Pineapple Orange Sorbet: No Ice Cream Maker Required!


Cool down on a hot summer’s day with this refreshing pineapple orange sorbet! It requires just 6 ingredients and mere minutes of hands-on time to make. And you don’t need an ice cream maker – the recipe uses a food processor or high speed blender instead.

This recipe uses canned crushed pineapple for convenience, but you can swap in fresh if you have a very ripe and juicy pineapple.

Pineapple Orange Sorbet Recipe - a sweet, refreshing, naturally dairy-free and vegan recipe

Special Diet Notes: Pineapple Orange Sorbet

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

Pineapple Orange Sorbet
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The Prep time on this recipe does not include freezing time. It's quick to whip up, but does require patience.
Serves: 10 servings
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups orange juice (not from concentrate; fresh-squeeze, if possible)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  1. Put the water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Place the pan over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Put the pineapple and its juices in your food processor, and puree until smooth.
  3. Transfer the pineapple puree to a metal bowl, and stir in the lemon juice, orange juice, and orange zest.
  4. Freeze the sorbet until slightly firm, but not frozen.
  5. Process the mixture again in your food processor or beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  6. Transfer the sorbet to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

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