4-Ingredient Clementine Sorbet
Light, citrusy and refreshing, this easy 4-ingredient clementine sorbet is perfect for a hot summer day! Not only is this sorbet recipe super simple to make, but it only requires 4 total ingredients to whip up a delicious dessert that is actually good for you. What’s even better is that this sorbet is naturally sweetened; no refined sugars required!
I don’t know about you, but the weather has definitely started to warm up where I live as we’re nearing the end of May. When the weather is hot and sunny, I’m more than happy to indulge in any kind of frozen treat, whether it be ice cream (my personal fave), popsicles or smoothies. If you’ve seen my most recent recipe posts, then you’ve probably already experienced first-hand my love for frozen desserts (namely Cottage Cheese Ice Cream Bars and 2-Minute Blueberry Ice Cream!). Well, be prepared for another frozen treat (and more to come this summer!), because I have another recipe up my sleeve; a new kind of recipe that I have yet to share on the blog: sorbet. And by that I mean clementine sorbet.
The orange flavored sorbet that you can buy at the grocery store is exactly what it says it is: orange flavored. I am not and have never been a fan of orange flavoring, whether it be in gummy candies, popsicles or sorbet from the store. However, this 4-ingredient clementine sorbet recipe is made with real clementine oranges, which means it has real orange flavor! There’s nothing artificial about this recipe, and that’s why I love it 😀
Ingredients You Need
Frozen Clementine Orange Segments~ For this recipe, only use small, seedless oranges, often labeled as clementines, tangerines or mandarins. Do not use regular sized oranges because they can have seeds and will be harder to blend. I used about ten larger clementines, peeled them and broke them into segments. I then laid the segments out onto a baking sheet and froze overnight until they were completely hard and frozen.
Coconut Milk~ I love using coconut milk in this recipe because it gives the sorbet a little extra creaminess, however you are free to use whatever type of dairy or plant based milk that you wish. When making substitutions, I highly recommend using a full-fat milk, such as whole milk or cream. I have had great success with half and half as well.
Honey~ For a touch of sweetness, I like to add a little honey. You can also use regular sugar or maple syrup instead if you wish.
Vanilla Extract~ Vanilla adds a lot of flavor to this recipe, taking it from purely orange flavored sorbet to more of a “creamsicle” like flavor.
This 4-ingredient clementine sorbet couldn’t be easier to make! All you need to do is add your frozen clementine segments, coconut milk (or milk of choice), honey and vanilla extract to a food processor and blend for several minutes until smooth. Unless you have a very high speed blender, I don’t recommend using a blender. A food processor will give you the smoothest results.
Also, as a side note, because you are blending whole pieces of clementine, your sorbet will have orange pulp in it, which gives the sorbet a bit of texture. I personally like the texture from the pulp, however if you hate orange pulp, this recipe may not be for you. 😉
View the video below for a recipe visual:
I absolutely love the combination of dark chocolate and orange, so my favorite way to serve this sorbet is with chopped pieces of dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips. If you’re not a chocolate fan, you can leave the sorbet plain, or you could top with shredded coconut, chopped nuts or even fresh fruit.
My only tip? Eat this sorbet immediately; it melts fast! A fact you can probably see in the picture above lol This photo was taken towards the end of my photoshoot…and let’s just say things got a little bit drippy and messy…
This summer, be sure to whip up this healthy clementine sorbet! It’s sure to become a favorite refreshing treat in your house as you beat the heat for the next several months 🙂
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4-Ingredient Clementine Sorbet
- 3 cups frozen clementine segments about 10 large clementines
- 1/4 cup canned coconut milk see notes
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- optional dark chocolate for garnish
- To a food processor, add the frozen clementine segments, coconut milk (or milk of choice), honey and vanilla extract. Blend all the ingredients together for a few minutes, scraping down the sides as needed, until the sorbet is smooth.
- Immediately scoop the sorbet into bowls, garnish with dark chocolate if desired and enjoy.