With only one week left until the kids go back to school and summer vacation coming to an end, I am trying to squeeze out every last drop of summer fun and sunshine as I can before life gets super busy again. Two of my favorite summer foods are oranges and ice cream, so I thought what better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a batch of delicious, homemade Orange Ice Cream made from fresh oranges, milk and cream.
This recipe makes one quart of orange ice cream and can be made in any ice cream maker. Just follow the freezing instructions for the unit you own. Using our Zoku Ice Cream Makers, the ice cream was ready to eat in just 10 minutes.
This is an easy recipe for ice cream that only takes a few minutes to prep and requires no cooking. Just blend all the ingredients together and pour into your ice cream maker. The ice cream is not velvety smooth and is a little bit grainy because you are using the whole orange rather than just the juice. If you don’t like the pulpy texture, substitute the orange segments with freshly squeezed orange juice that has been strained.
- 1 1/2 cups fresh orange segments
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- Place orange segments into a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes or until the oranges are pureed.
- Add sugar, lemon juice, orange extract, orange juice, heavy cream and milk and blend for another minute or two.
- Pour the mixture into your ice cream machine and follow the instructions for the unit you own.
Before I tossed the orange segments into the blender, I removed as much of the white pith as possible so the ice cream wouldn’t become too bitter. If you like the taste of orange peels, grate a few pieces into the mixture before you blend it.
My family loved how I served them orange ice cream in little orange peel bowls. I cut the oranges in half and scooped out the insides. After the ice cream was frozen and ready to eat, I scooped it into the orange bowls. Super easy and everyone thought they looked so fancy!
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