Use these orange cranberry sorbet cubes to turn your favorite wine, spirits or soft drinks into refreshing holiday floats. Fun for holiday get togethers, and easy to make right in your ice cube trays.
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I love frozen treats during the holidays. Now, I know not everyone wants to sit down with a frosty bowl in hand on a chilly November or December night, but how about a glass of your favorite holiday sumpin-sumpin spruced up with a few cubes of sweet, zingy cranberry orange sorbet?
These even make old strawberry daiquiri wine coolers taste amazing. I had a few lurking in the back of my fridge from a summer party I threw a year ago…busted one out, dropped a few orange cranberry sorbet cubes in…
Fresh, zesty, creamy-floaty slightly boozy holiday magic. I couldn’t put it down.
There’s a reason oranges and cranberries are historic holiday fruits, and it’s not just because they’re powerfully fresh, zesty and awesome.
Cranberries and oranges are crazy high in vitamin C, and what better time of year to knock back a bunch of that stuff? They’re also water rich and great sources of antioxidants and fiber. And if ever we need those nutritional influences it’s after eating a gallon of mashed potatoes.
But let’s get back to powerfully fresh, zesty and awesome for a sec. Just wait until you drop a few of these in a drink. Now it’s a orange cranberry sorbet float, and that’s as great as it sounds.
What’s really cool is these are super quick and easy. You can make them way ahead of time, and then just pop the ice cube trays when you’re ready. Any regular ice cube trays work, I just used a cool vintage one Graeme found for me this time.
The recipe makes enough to fill two modern trays. And if you want to pop it in your ice cream freezer and make regular scoopable sorbet with it, you can do that too. However you want to roll with your festive self!
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Use these orange cranberry sorbet cubes to turn your favorite wine, spirits or soft drinks into refreshing holiday floats. Fun for the holidays and easy to make right in your ice cube trays.
15 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1/2 lb fresh cranberries (about 2 cups)
- 1 cup agave or maple syrup
- 1 1/2 c unsweetened orange juice (the juice from about 5 medium oranges)
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs grated orange zest
- Combine the berries, agave or syrup, juice, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the mixture comes to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the berries pop and begin to soften. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree (you'll probably need to do this in two batches), then press through a strainer with a spatula or spoon. Stir in the zest. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until very firm/hard, several hours or overnight. Or, refrigerate mixture for an hour or two and then freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Slightly adapted from Bruce Weinstein's Cranberry Orange Sorbet recipe found in [The Ultimate Ice Cream Book .
Per serving, about 145g: 151 calories (1 calorie from fat); 0.1g fat (0%)(0g trans); 0mg cholesterol (0%); 76mg sodium (3%); 39.5g carbohydrates (13%); 1.2g fiber (5%); 0.4g protein; Vitamin A 2%; Calcium 1%; Vitamin C 32%; Iron 2%; Potassium 3%
Get your holiday on and pin this yumminess. If you make some cranberry orange sorbet floats over the holidays, hit me up on Instagram, #eathealthyeathappy, and show me wha choo got! 🙂