Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 4, 2013

Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Whenever I go on a cooking bender, I turn to music to help keep me motivated. Sometimes it’s classical or jazz, especially if I’m baking. If I’m prepping for a party, it’s probably going to be something with an upbeat tempo, such as rock. Unless, of course, it’s my annual holiday party, and then only holiday music will do. I’m funny like that. For this week’s #SundaySupper, Susan over at the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen is hosting virtual potluck of foods inspired by music, and I’m bringing this refreshing tangerine sorbet, inspired by Caviar’s Tangerine Speedo.

The reason I chose this song is simple–I wanted something quirky and fun. In that regard, this loungy-rock song delivers. What I didn’t expect was to have it stuck in my head for days. Literally in a continuous loop, which led to some serious writer’s block. Every time I’d start working on this post, Tangerine Speedo would start playing in my head. Don’t get me wrong, I love the song, but it took some serious Zeppelin therapy to purge. In sticking with the theme, I simply listened to one of my Zeppelin favorites–Tangerine. Cleared everything right up.

Now about this sorbet … did I mention how refreshing it is? Seriously, bright and fresh. Since using fresh tangerine juice is paramount, I picked up a bunch of Gold Nugget Tangerines, which are super plump and juicy. The recipe, which I’ve adapted from The Martha Stewart Cookbook is simple and provides the perfect finish to any meal.

Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Have you ever seen such large tangerines? Get the peel grated, then start juicing.

Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper | Webicurean

This is where having a citrus juicer comes in handy, ‘cuz doing this manually would have been a pain!

Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Heat up about 1/2 cup of the juice, and add the sugar–stirring until it’s dissolved. Remove this from the heat, and stir in the remaining juice along with the grated peel, then put in the fridge until thoroughly chilled.

Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Prepare it in your ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions. In case you’re wondering, this is the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment, and it rocks.

Tangerine Sorbet #SundaySupper | Webicurean

Enjoy a nice big bowl–not only is it tasty, but it’s healthy too (it is just juice, after all)!

Here’s the printable version:

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Tangerine Sorbet
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Light and refreshing, this tangerine sorbet is the perfect end to any meal.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed tangerine juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated tangerine peel
  1. Heat ½ cup of the tangerine juice with the sugar, over low heat, until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat, and stir in the remaining juice along with the peel.
  3. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  4. Prepare in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.


Let’s see what everyone else is dancing to:

Prelude (Beverages):

Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail)  from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40
Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend
Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM
Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary
Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles

Overture (Appetizers):

Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka

Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):

Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight
Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer
Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw
Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs
Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet

Finale (Desserts):

Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits
Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant
Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots
Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae
Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by  Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James
Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye
Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino
Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald
Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd
Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI
Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley
Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks
Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2
Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet
Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film
Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies
Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar
Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats
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Since there doesn’t seem to be a video for Tangerine Speedo on YouTube, I’ll leave you with this Tangerine:

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi August 4, 2013 at 5:07 am

This looks like the perfect dessert for the weather we’ve been having lately. Awesome song choice as well.


Renee August 4, 2013 at 5:43 am

Reminding me that it has been far too long since I’ve enjoyed tangerine. Lovely frozen treat for summer!


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips August 4, 2013 at 6:27 am

This looks so refreshing! My 3 year old literally just said he wanted to try an orange snow cone he saw on TV. This would be a much healthier version!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes August 4, 2013 at 6:52 am

Isn´t it amazing how simple tangerine sorbet is? One of my top three flavors! And can´t go wrong with a Zeppelin song either. Gorgeous sorbet Anne!


Laura Dembowski August 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

Where did you find such lovely tangerines? I’m having so much trouble finding good oranges lately. Love light, refreshing sorbets like this!


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) August 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

Mmmm, and now for some reason I can only think of Tangerine Dream!


Heather @girlichef August 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

This looks so refreshing…and I would happily eat it while listening to Zeppelin any day! I haven’t heard Tangerine Speedo before…so I’m off to listen to it…


Liz August 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Truly refreshing! I love citrus sorbets!!!


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons August 5, 2013 at 7:19 am

Oh, this must be so refreshing and delicious! I’m in them market for a citrus juicer – do you like your Oster one?


Anne Papina August 6, 2013 at 7:02 am

The Oster works great and has served me well! I don’t know whether they still make them though–this one must be about 20 yrs old!


Tara August 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Love me some Zepplin!! That looks so very good, so refreshing, I haven’t done sorbet yet in my ice cream machine, what am I waiting for!!!


Susan August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I know I definitely can’t find tangerines that large in NY because if I did, I’d be all over them! What a great sorbet, looks so fresh and citrusy.


Family Foodie August 7, 2013 at 7:33 am

I love citrus sorbet and yours looks so good and refreshing! I need some of this during these hot, humid days in Florida!


Megan @ I Run For Wine August 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

Citrus Sorbet sounds absolutely delicious right now! It’s been brutally hot this past week in FL and this recipe is the perfect way to cool down!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere August 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

This sorbet sounds amazing! Perfect for summer! Now I need to go in search of tangerines, I haven’t had one yet this year!


Courtney @ Neighborfood August 8, 2013 at 7:03 am

This is exactly the kind of dessert I crave on those really hot, humid summer nights. Thanks for sharing!


Krayl @An Appealing Plan August 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

This is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s refreshing just looking at the pictures!


King Bringgy January 2, 2021 at 12:49 am

The tangerine sorbet looks so delicious. I can’t wait to wow my family with this savory dessert.


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