No Churn Orange Ice Cream

Orange Ice Cream

I have shared a lot of ice cream recipes over the years.  We kind of like it at our house!

All of those recipes have required an ice cream maker.  I know several of you have gone out and bought an ice cream maker to try some of my recipes.  But today I’ve got an ice cream recipe that even those of you who do not own an ice cream maker can make.  No ice cream maker required!

No Churn Orange Ice Cream

I have to admit I was a little skeptical but was amazed at how delicious it turned out.  I took it to our empty nester family home evening group that we get together with once a month and everyone loved it! You will need a mixer though.  I used my Kitchen Aid but a hand mixer will do too – it’s just a little more work.

No Churn Orange Ice Cream

I used the juice of a large orange and a lime so I ended up with about a cup of fresh juice.  I also used the rind from the orange and lime.   That gets mixed in with some powdered sugar and whip cream.  Then whip it all up until a nice soft peak forms.  Then it is ready to put into a container and into the freezer to harden or “ripen” for about 5 hours.

No churn orange ice cream

Then all that is left is to scoop and serve!

No Churn Orange Ice CreamIt has a perfect orange flavor with just a hint of lime and the texture is light and airy.  It kind of melts right in your mouth (just like ice cream is suppose to!)

No Churn Orange Ice Cream

For some other ice cream goodness try these:

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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream Lemon Ice Cream

Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson

No Churn Orange Ice Cream
  • 1 large orange, juiced and rind grated
  • 1 lime, juiced and rind grated
  • 1¾ C powdered sugar
  • 2 C heavy cream
  1. Juice orange lime to get approximately 1 cup of juice.
  2. Grate zest of orange and lime
  3. Pour juice into sugar and stir to dissolve sugar
  4. Add in whipping cream
  5. Whip in mixer until soft peaks form.
  6. Pour into an airtight container and freeze until firm. About 5 hours


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Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Christine says

    This looks like it would make an awesome pie/ice cream cake. Just pour it over a graham cracker crust in a spring form pan. I’m so doing it!

    • says

      Sasha, So glad you are going to give it a try. My favorite? That is so hard. During the holidays it is peppermint and lately I’ve been on a Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream kick. During the summer I love fresh strawberry

  2. says

    I cannot tell you how much I appreciate a recipe for Ice Cream WITHOUT the need of an ice cream maker! There are so many recipes I would like to try, and I would so much love to make it at home- but I simply cannot get one of those darn machines right now!

    So, thank you- thank you so much for this! I cannot wait to try it.

  3. Merdith says

    Can I use bottled orange juice and lime juice instead of the whole lime and orange? Just asking. I really want to try it, though. Looks r-e-a-l-l-y good!!!!!

  4. Karen D says

    I made this today and it’s so refreshing. I will try folding in the zest after the soft peaks are formed because I had quite a time with the cream flying out of the bowl during beating because the zest was stuck to the beaters. I’ll definitely be making this again :)


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