How to Make Tangerine Sorbet

Have you ever tried a tangerine sorbet? You can prepare this recipe at home to make a refreshing drink for those long, hot months.
How to Make Tangerine Sorbet

Last update: 09 August, 2021

Tangerine sorbet is a refreshing recipe for the summertime. It provides a certain amount of essential nutrients while ensuring hydration. In addition, if we prepare it at home we’ll have a much healthier end result than if we buy one from a shop.

You should take into account that homemade preparations don’t usually contain food additives. The safety of these elements isn’t always guaranteed. Some substances, such as artificial sweeteners, have a negative impact on the intestinal microbiota.

Ingredients for two tangerine sorbets

The following ingredients are needed to prepare two tangerine sorbets:

  • 1 small glass of cava
  • 1 peeled lemon without seeds
  • 100 grams of powdered sugar
  • 400 grams of peeled tangerines
A pile of tangerines
Tangerines are refreshing citrus fruits that provide hydration in the summer.

Step by step on how to make a tangerine sorbet

The first thing you must do is make sure the tangerines are clean and don’t have any white residue on the surface. Otherwise, it’ll generate a bitter taste that may not be pleasant.

It’s important to freeze the tangerines for 6 hours at -31 Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius). To do this, you should previously divide them into pieces, so that each of them is hard and firm after the freezing process.

When preparing the sorbet, you must blend all the ingredients we mentioned in a blender for 5 minutes at maximum power. You should consume it immediately, when a homogeneous texture is achieved, otherwise the organoleptic characteristics will be lost.

For the presentation, you can use mint leaves or chocolate shavings, depending on what you like most. You can even add a glass of cava at the end of the crushing to improve the flavor. In this case, you’re going to have to manually beat it with a whisk. Do this vigorously so that it doesn’t lose consistency.

Properties of tangerines

Tangerines have positive properties for health. Below, we’ll detail some of these benefits.

High vitamin C content

One of the predominant nutrients in tangerine oranges is vitamin C. This element improves the immune function, reducing the duration of respiratory infectious diseases. This is evidenced by a study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology.

In addition, it can increase endogenous collagen synthesis, according to research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. This is positive for the muscular health of athletes but also helps our skin be smooth and firm.


Antioxidants are a series of substances that manage to neutralize the formation of free radicals, thus improving general and long-term health. It’s essential to consume them to prevent complex diseases, as evidenced by an article published in the Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine.

Among the compounds with the highest antioxidant activity are vitamin C itself and other phytonutrients in tangerines. In addition, the latter are responsible, among other things, for the bitter taste.

Provides dietary fiber

Fiber is an important substance for improving intestinal transit and preventing constipation. It increases the volume of the fecal bolus, which generates a more efficient motility through the stimulation of the mechanoreceptors of the digestive tract.

The regular consumption of fiber is related to a reduced risk of developing intestinal issues. In addition, this is stated in research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Contraindications of the tangerine

You should note that excessive intake of citrus can cause pain or discomfort in the throat, as well as damage the tooth enamel. This is due to its acidic character. However, to experience these effects you have to consume them in very high quantities.

It can also increase the risk of developing kidney stones in genetically predisposed people. So, to limit the incidence of this health issue, you must increase water consumption which, in turn, increases urination.

However, as a general rule, tangerines are considered a safe and healthy fruit. Furthermore, doctors suggesting including it in the regular diet to ensure a higher intake of essential micronutrients.

some tangerines
Tangerine is safe and healthy. Just make sure you don’t overdo it.

Make some tangerine sorbet!

In conclusion, preparing tangerine sorbet is really easy. All you have to do is wait for the pieces to freeze, the rest of the process is quick. You’ll get an excellent end result for the warmer months. However, remember that the option with cava isn’t for children!

Note that you can also prepare this sorbet with other fruits to increase your diet’s variety. Strawberries are also an easy option to prepare this type of snack. Even oranges will get you an appetizing result. In conclusion, just get started and experiment to choose your favorite sorbet!

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