Poor Man’s Orange Sherbet

Does the idea of orange crush ice cream conjure up memories of summertime?  It’s the perfect dessert for a hot summer day.  This Poor Man’s Orange Sherbet will bring those memories to life in only 20 minutes.

Poor Man’s Orange Sherbet

Does anything sound better on a hot summer day than some orange crush ice cream?  It’s a delightful treat that can be enjoyed any time of year.  All you do is combine Orange Crush soda and Sweetened Condensed milk to make this frozen treat.  Thanks to Ms. Doris Hightower for this wonderful recipe. 

What does Poor Man’s Orange mean

Have you ever heard the term Poor Man’s Orange?  Poor Man’s Orange refers to having to make do with second best. It actually comes from a quote in a Ruth Park’s novel.  But there are other things considered a poor man’s.  For example, a poor man’s meat is a bowl of beans.  And a poor man’s apple is guava.  But this recipe is anything but second best — it’s really delicious.

How to Make Poor Man’s Orange Sherbet

This recipe only needs 4 ingredients and an ice cream maker — that’s it.

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 Bottles Orange Crush
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Ice
  • Ice Cream Salt

First, mix together the orange crush and the condensed milk.  Put in your ice cream maker and follow all of the directions.  It’s the easiest way to make ice cream or sherbet.

Notes

  • Sweeten this recipe even more by adding a small can of pineapple to the recipe.
  • If you want to make popsicles, add the mixture into a popsicle maker and freeze as directed.
  • Store this recipe in the ice cream maker container for several weeks.

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Poor Man's Orange Sherbet

This is a great way to make homemade orange sherbet.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Sherbet, Poor Man's Orange Sherbet
Servings: 6
Calories: 354kcal

Ingredients

  • 72 ounces orange crush 6 bottles
  • 14 ounces Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 electric ice cream freezer
  • 2 bags of ice
  • 1/2 box of ice cream salt

Instructions

  • Mix together the Orange Crush and the can of Eagle Brand Milk. Pour into an ice cream maker. Prepare as your ice cream freezer directs.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • Sweeten this recipe even more by adding a small can of pineapple to the recipe.
  • If you want to make popsicles, add the mixture into a popsicle maker and freeze as directed.
  • Store this recipe in the ice cream maker container for several weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 245mg | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Glenda

    We have made this for years. So easy and so good. Mix with homemade vanilla ice cream and you have a taste like the old fashion dreamsicle.

  2. Matt Ferrell

    5 stars
    My family has made this since I was little. We always added a can of crushed pineapple (with juice) to the mix.

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