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The Best Orange Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

There's nothing quite like the sweet, tangy goodness of fresh oranges on a hot summer day. But why stop at just eating oranges when you can turn them into a delightful homemade orange ice cream?



This easy-to-make orange ice cream recipe is a perfect way to indulge in the natural flavors of citrus while impressing your family or guests by serving it right in the hollowed-out orange peel. In this blog post, we'll walk you through a simple and delicious recipe for creating this refreshing treat.


Imagine a delectable dessert that starts with freshly squeezed orange juice and rich heavy cream, creating a simple and delightful orange ice cream. The frozen goodness is then served inside the hollowed-out orange peel, delivering pure bliss with every bite. This budget-friendly orange cream dessert recipe creates an impressive dessert, perfect for various occasions like bridal or baby showers, family gatherings, or brunches. It's effortless to make, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance to their gatherings.



This delightful homemade orange ice cream offers two options for freezing: you can either freeze it directly in the hollowed-out orange peel or a bowl and later transfer it to the orange. Opting to freeze it right in the orange not only enhances the presentation but also saves you from having any dishes to clean up.


Is making orange ice cream difficult?

Making orange ice cream inside a hollow orange peel is incredibly simple. Begin by slicing off the top of the orange and a small portion from the bottom to make it stable. Next, juice the oranges, add heavy cream, sugar, and mix everything using a hand mixer. Afterward, pour the mixture back into the hollow orange and freeze. It truly is that effortless!


NOTE This recipe yields enough mixture to fill four oranges. However, you only need the juice from two oranges. You can choose to scoop out the extra orange and eat it or fill two oranges and freeze the remaining mixture in a bowl.


What do I need to make orange ice cream?

This recipe makes filled 4 oranges

4 large oranges

Juice from 2 oranges about 1/2 cup

3/4 cup heavy cream

4 teaspoons of sugar

Optional, you can also zest the tops of the oranges that you cut off and add them to the ice cream mixture.


Here's A Useful Tip

When using a hand mixer to mix liquids, use a large, deep bowl. This will prevent the liquid from splattering all over the place.


How to make orange ice cream

Start the process by carefully slicing off the tops of the oranges. For stability, slice a small portion from the bottom of each orange so they sit flat.



Proceed to manually juice two large oranges using a juicer.

This recipe calls for about half of a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice. A slight variation in the amount of orange juice should still work well but remember that the size of the oranges can affect the amount of juice extracted from one orange.



Combine the freshly squeezed orange juice, cream, and sugar in a large bowl, then blend the mixture using a hand mixer until it thickens into a creamy consistency.


The mixture will thicken and take on a creamy texture, yet remain pour able. However, as it freezes it will solidify and harden.



Carefully pour this delightful blend back into the hollowed-out oranges, and place them in the freezer for about four hours until the mixture solidifies into a delicious treat.



Creating this homemade orange cream dessert was a rewarding experience. With just a few simple ingredients, you too can craft this frozen treat that's bursting with flavor and creamy goodness. With plenty of summer days still ahead, why not satisfy your craving with this citrus and refreshing orange cream dessert that everyone is sure to love?


For more refreshing treats perfect for the hot summer months, check out these simple recipes from Lia Rose Simply Home.



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