We are having a heat wave here in Portland this week. A heat wave consists of more than one day in a row over 90 degrees. In fact, we hit 90 degrees for the first time this summer this week. Heat wave!
We decided to pull out the old Cuisinart ice cream maker and make something cool and frosty to eat.
Since Cali is a non-dairy eater these days I decided to make an ice. That way Cali could enjoy it with us. I had a bowl full of oranges and lemons so an orange ice sounded just right.
The base of the ice is sugar and water with some fruit juice added in. Simple and easy to make. No dairy and no eggs.
This recipe is an easy one to tweek to your own taste. I think next time I may try lemon and lime juice. It would be fun to use blood oranges too and the color would be oh so pretty! The recipe calls for fresh squeezed juice. I only had enough oranges to make a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice so I used reconstituted orange juice for the other half and it was still delicious. I used fresh lemon juice too.
What’s your favorite treat to eat when the temperature rises?
4 C water
2 C sugar
2 C orange juice (I used 1 cup fresh and 1 cup reconsituted)
1/3 C lemon juice
rind of two oranges
Mix water and sugar together in pan and boil for 5 minutes. Add in juice and rind. Cool and then strain. Freeze in ice cream maker according to directions.