Just the name, "Orange Popsicle" invokes childhood memories of eating orange creamsicles....you know, the kind with the vanilla ice cream coated with a tangy orange sherbet?
I have been reading MybakingAdventures's blog in where she posts a weekly ice cream recipe.
I'm inspired. In fact, I've made ice cream twice this week!
I haven't found the courage to make a custard base ice cream in which the eggs are cooked. I am trying some easy recipes that you can throw together, chill, and freeze.
I am also discovering that heavy cream=heavy whipping cream.
Who knew that the name alone would throw me in for a loop?
This recipe uses the rind of 3 oranges, blended in with sugar.
I used my microplane zester, which I love.
Note to self: find another way to create a very, very fine orange rind. These bits of orange rind stuck to the ice cream paddle in lumps and were not easily distributed throughout the ice cream.
This recipe uses sour cream, which intrigued me.
It took me a looooooong time to like sour cream.
Just the name alone scarred me for life.
Freshly squeezed orange juice and half & half are part of the ingredients as well.
The final product was a smooth, mild tasting orange ice cream that could easily be one of my favorites.
The recipe calls for orange liqueur, and I do not drink alcohol. Instead, I used pure orange extract. It had a full orange flavor, but didn't have the 'tang' of the sherbet that is reminiscent of orange creamsicles.
Would I make it again? Definitely.
If I can just figure out how to make the zest finer.....
Orange Popsicle Ice Cream
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