Orange Ice

orange iceWe 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?

Orange Ice

Ingredients

  • 4 C water
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C orange juice (I used 1 cup fresh and 1 cup reconstituted)
  • 1/3 C lemon juice
  • rind of two oranges

Instructions

  • 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.

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.

 

 

Comments

  1. 1
    Kymberlee says:

    I seriously need an ice cream maker, you made my mouth water with this one.

  2. 2
    marti says:

    It looks delicious! This is a great example of being adaptable for Cali’s needs and still making eveyone happy with a yummy dessert.

    Did you chop up the orange rinds or just use the halves left from squeezing the oranges?

  3. 3
    Leigh Anne says:

    I just used my microplaner and grated the orange rind.

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