Orange Squash Recipe : Zest Of Oranges in Fusion Style!

Pondering over what can be done to impress kids? Tempt their taste buds with citrusy orange flavor. Attract their eyes with the bright texture of squash. And fill their tummy with pulpy orange squash. The popular Orange Squash Recipe is for folks wanting a fusion of orange juice. It is easy and quick to make at home. It requires the fresh natural oranges direct from the garden. Extract, blend and strain the orange juice to combine with sugar syrup. The bright colored orange rind that we have used in this recipe will infuse a nice flavor to the squash and will also give orange color to the squash.

Orange Squash

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  • Recipe Category: Drinks and Juices
  • Cuisine: Refreshers

Description: The healthy Orange Squash Recipe gets prepared in minutes. The fresh, ripe and luscious squash tastes yummy. It’s the best party pleasure!

Homemade Orange Squash Recipe

Orange Squash Recipe Ingredients:

  • Orange Juice– 1 large glass
  • Orange Essence – 1 tsp.
  • Orange Color – 1 tsp.
  • Sugar – 2 ½ cups
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Lukewarm Water – 2 ½ cup
  • Citric acid – ¼ tsp.

Note: You can use food additive like “Potassium Pyro sulfite – KMS” or “Sodium Meta Bisulfite”. It would help in sustaining the squash for a longer time.  You can buy orange juice from the market or make at home.

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You can reduce or increase the proportion of sugar bases on the quality and sweetness of the sugar. The sugar which you can use for this recipe is regular refined sugar or organic unrefined canned sugar. To make this recipe sugar free- pluck the juicy organic oranges. If you use evaporated canned sugar then there will be slight variation in the taste and texture of this orange squash.

Orange Squash Recipe Steps:

Pre-Preparation:

  1. Orange Juice: Wash the oranges extremely nicely under the tap of fresh water. Peel off the skin of those oranges, and keep some portion of the removed orange skin. Cut the outer layer of the oranges, approximately zest 10 oranges to get 1 liter of orange juice. Blend the oranges with the slight amount of sugar. Sieve the juice and drain it.
  2. Make Syrup: Take a pan or any vessel, switch on the stove. Then pour in the water and heat it, after a while mix the sugar in the boiled water. Boil and stir till the sugar dissolves. Then add citric acid to the syrup and heat it. Filter the mixture through the muslin cloth into a shaker. Take a note that all the impurities are removed.

Caramelize the sugar till it become translucent. When the syrup is ready, pour it out of the pan to the small bowl and let it cool for some time.

Note: Citric acid is added to make the juice preservative and retain the flavor of orange. Do not overcook the sugar, avoid turning it to brown color. You can add lime juice to the syrup but that is optional.

Preparation:

  • Take the strands of the orange zest and cook them for 10 minutes in a saucepan filled with water.
  • Once they are cooled, remove the white portion of the orange skin.
  • Take these orange zests from the pan and grind them to the paste.
  • After that, add this ground orange zest paste to the orange juice and stir well.
  • Combine the orange juice with the orange zest paste properly.
  • Then mix the orange color and the orange essence to the sugar syrup in the shaker.
  • Pour in the orange juice to this shaker and again shake it well.
  • Take a bowl of hot water and dissolve food additive.
  • Pour the hot water of KMS into the bottle of juice.
  • Pinch a small amount of salt for extra taste.
  • Wait for 2-3 minutes till the ingredients acquaint themselves.

And the reviving orange squash is ready. You can directly serve it or store in a refrigerator before serving.

Note: You can use ice instead of cold water to make it even more chilled. Add the strained orange juice to the sugar syrup as fast as possible otherwise, it would become bitter in taste.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 244 calories
  • Total Time: PT10M
  • Serves: 4
  • Date Published:

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This lovely Orange Squash is a well-known and a very popular recipe. Though the orange squash is available in stores, I would advise you to prefer making them at home. These citrusy and tangy squash is really easy to prepare especially when it’s the seasons of oranges. In summers, this refresher is very refreshing and rejoices you instantly. If you are fond of fruits, then you can also add other seasonal fruits apart from orange or make this squash with your favorite fruit. You do not need to add any food preservatives or food color for this squash if you get the fresh, pulpy and juicy oranges.

This healthy summer refresher is prepared from three basic ingredients. To get the make the best orange squash, you have to pick the best oranges from the market. The extracted orange skin is mixed with the orange juice to give a pleasant flavor and shading to the squash. The bright orange colored texture is due to the presence of orange rind which gives both flavor and color. So whenever you are attempting to make the squash for the first time, be sure to pick the oranges which have bright skin. Make this delicious drink without the addition of any preservatives external and still get bright vibrant orange color.

Follow this simple and quick Orange Squash Recipe and learn to make Orange Squash with ease at home. It is commonly served as a frozen dessert in parties. When the squash dilutes in water, it tastes exceptionally delicious. Nothing can beat when it is served chilled with the add-on of ice-cubes. It a drink made to eat! Show-off your dessert skills with a bottle of orange squash lying in your kitchen. Call your friends and family at home, surprise them with the squash. Plan a party, prepare orange squash and please your guest. Enjoy your sunny summers with this scrumptious orange refresher.

Remarks:

  • The Orange Squash Recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare.
  • The measured proportion of ingredients in this recipes makes orange squash which serves around 4 people.
  • The Oranges are extremely healthy and best source of vitamin C.
  • The sprig of lime makes it a perfect pair for summer.
  • You can also add saffron strands to give some innovation.
  • You can reduce the amount of sugar used if the oranges are too sweet.
  • When you serve the squash in a glass of water, keep the measure of 2 scoops of squash for 1 glass of water.
  • The orange skin usually tastes bitter, but if you remove the white layer of the orange rind then it won’t taste bitter as the sourness is due to the inner white portion.
  • Using the orange skin is your choice as it is optional. If you are buying the organic oranges there may be changes of that fruit is dipped in wax. In such cases only washing the oranges won’t help, so you can remove the orange skin.

Garnishing:

You can top it over the vanilla ice-cream. Transfer the orange juice in the glorious glass and decorate it with:

  • Mint Leaves
  • Lime Roundels
  • Orange Slices
Quick Tip:
  • To preserve for a longer time, store this orange squash into the sterilized bottles.
  • You can take some orange squash, pour in a ¾ glass of water along with ice cube, stir and serve to make the refreshing orange drink.
  • This orange squash syrup can be used to drizzle over your party cocktail or Mocktail.
  • Top your ice cream, sorbets or any other delicious desserts with this orange squash having the thick consistency.
Time Serving Calories
 10  minutes  3 to 4 people  244 calories

This recipe of orange squash will give the best results if you make the squash, transfer it to a sterilized bottle and seal its cork with the wax. Always use the strong a resistant quality bottle for storing the squash.  You will have to let the mixture settle within itself for at least 15 to 20 days in a chilled place which is dry. Whenever you wish to have it, take a scoop and mix with water. It is important that you store this unopened bottle of squash at room temperature in some dry or cool place until the seal is broken. You can store this orange squash for a year unless its seal is not opened. There will be no change in the taste or the flavors of the orange. But once you have opened it, then you can keep it in the refrigerator which would preserve it for a longer time. Thus after breaking the seal, if you want to extend its product life then store it in a fridge.

This recipe is for the people who like to prepare things from the scratch. But for the folk who do not want to wait for a longer time and make things instantly, then they can buy the orange squash which is readily available in the supermarket or any other commercial store. All the online supermarkets also sell the squash of these organic oranges throughout the year. The only reason we prefer to make at home is because we get to have it fresh and we are ensured about the hygiene. Whenever you buy the orange squash from the store, take precaution to check whether the seal is broken not. Purchase the product only if it sealed property and its sealed cork is unbroken. One more thing to note before buying is to check the product expiry date. The freshness of the product has a huge impact on our health and therefore it is necessary to know about the manufacture dates.

If you are interested in trying the fusion cuisine where you can combine various elements of each type of different culinary traditions and make one dish then you can try to prepare lemon squash at home . This is again one of the other fruit preservatives recipes. There can be very interesting fruit based canned recipes which you can try according to your preference. You can tweak with the traditional taste of each of the dish and play with the flavors to come up with your customized version of the dish. If you continuously keep doing innovations then you would love to experiment with your cooking skills. Many of us have the pineapple juice in our daily breakfast. But you can also try to make pineapple squash and then use it later to make instant chilling refreshers or dessert.

This extremely refreshing and healthy Orange Squash gets prepared in minutes at home. The fresh, ripe and luscious squash of orange tastes yummy and also fill the tummy. This preserved juicy fruit drink is surely one of the best party pleasure especially when it’s summer. Take it out from the fridge, pour in some chilled water, top it ice cubes and serve it any delicious hot fried or steamed snacks.

For more recipes related to Orange Squash you can check out Orange Christmas Punch. Whereas Fruity Orange Drink, Fruit Salad Orange Drink, Orange Yoghurt Shake, Orange Ice-Cream are the other recipes where you can use the orange squash. You can also find more Beverages recipes like Almond Mango milkshake which you can make in the season of mangoes. Also, learn to make the Cold Coffee at home in minutes.

Similar you can try to prepare strawberry jam or make tomato ketchup at home if you do not prefer buying products from the market or online. If you are looking for more beverages like pineapple squash which can beat the heat of summers, then you can also try delicious cooling drink such watermelon juice. If you love eating candies, then make the frozen peach popsicles at home and enjoy it after your meals.


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