Creamsicle Orange Sherbet

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Creamsicle Orange Sherbet is my favorite orange sherbet recipe. It’s made with fresh orange juice and buttermilk, which gives it a creamsicle-like flavor. This refined sugar-free ice cream is sweetened with honey so you can feel good about eating it. Go ahead, have another scoop!



  • 1 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 large navel oranges, zest and juice (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water (optional, see notes)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the water, honey, orange zest, and orange juice until the honey has completely dissolved.
  2. Add the buttermilk and, if using, the orange blossom water, and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and place it in your fridge until it is cold.
  3. Process it in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

No Churn Method

Pour the cold ice cream into a shallow dish and put it into your freezer. After 1 hour, remove the dish and scrape the ice cream with a fork and mix it around. Continue letting it freeze for an hour then scraping and mixing it two more times.


Note: prep time does not include the time it takes to freeze the ice cream.

You’ll find orange blossom water sold for a couple of dollars in most grocery stores. It’s also available on Amazon here, although it’s a little more expensive than in a store. The ice cream is delicious without it, but adding it really brings out the creamsicle flavor.