Most days I want a little something sweet after dinner. Most days I give in. Rummaging around the kitchen for odd inventory to turn into something devilishly sweet, I realized that I've only made ice cream once (Basil Ice Cream) since getting my new ice cream maker. That's seriously a shame because it's so easy now, and I scream for ice cream! Literally, everytime I pass a Marble Slab, Baskin Robbins, or gelato place.
Thanks to recent Tuesdays with Dorie picks, I had a range of half used items including heavy cream and sour cream. I also had some Valencia oranges that gave this ice cream a little last taste of summer. It is reminiscent of orange cream-sicles, the orange pops with vanilla on the inside that my brother, sister, and I devoured with sticky hands every summer at my Granny's. It's a little tart and very creamy - quite a refreshing combo.
Orange Dream Ice Cream
modified from The Perfect Scoop's Orange Popsicle Ice Cream
zest of 3 oranges
1/2-inch ginger root, grated
1/3 cup of sugar
3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, about 3-4 oranges, Valenica is good
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 heavy cream
- Put the orange zest, ginger root, and sugar in a bowl. Mix together with your fingers until well combined. The smell will be divine!
- Blend the sugar mixture until the zest is very fine. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until the sugar is dissolved.
- Put in a cover container and chill thoroughly.
- Transfer to ice cream maker and make according to manufacturer's instructions.
This ice cream was seriously good. Everyone enjoyed!Bears the approval stamp of orange cats the world over.