One part nostalgia and two parts warm weather call for an iconic dessert flavor. The taste of Orange Popsicle Ice Cream transports you to summer days passed and the tinkling song of the ice cream truck in your neighborhood. The fresh flavors of orange juice and orange zest conspire with the creamy goodness of sour cream and half-and-half to bring out the child in you.
Orange Popsicle Ice Cream
Recipe from the Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
⅔ cup (130 g) sugar
Grated zest of 3 oranges, preferably unsprayed
1¼ cups (310 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (from 4 or 5 large oranges)
1 cup (240 g) sour cream
½ cup (125ml) half-and-half
2 teaspoons Grand Marnier or another orange liqueur
1. In a blender, pulverize the sugar and orange zest until the zest is very fine.
2. Add the orange juice, sour cream, half-and-half, and Grand Marnier and blend until the sugar is completely dissolved.
3. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then process it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Yields: About 1 quart (1 liter)
1. For fun, the next time I make this, I’ll pour the ice cream mixture into frozen pop molds.
2. My husband tripled the recipe, because 1 quart is not enough to serve my ice cream-loving family!