Sharbat (Orange Ice)

READY IN: 1hr 35mins


  • 500
    ml orange juice
  • 375
    g sugar (to taste)
  • 800
    ml water
  • 1
    tablespoon orange blossom water


  • Combine the orange and lemon juices.
  • Place the sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes and then cool.
  • Stir in the fruit juices and orange-blossom water, pour into freezer trays, cover with foil and freeze.
  • As the ice freezes a little, beat it lightly with a fork to reduce the size of the ice crystals; and repeat this process at 30 minute intervals.
  • Transfer the Sharbat from the freezer to the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.
  • Note: The Sharbat may be served in scooped-out orange shells or in glasses or in shallow bowls; and may be served with shredded lemon or orange peel, or both; or with thin slices of orange.