Homemade orange ice cream

 Homemade orange ice cream, recipe to make it creamy and easy at home. We have countless recipes and ways to make fruit ice cream. In the case of citrus ice cream, achieving a thick and creamy texture can be more difficult for us, especially if we do not want to use eggs or thickeners or unusual ingredients or that we do not have in our pantry on a regular basis.

For get a creamy orange ice creamcornstarch is a good option, as it will help us improve the texture of fruit ice creams with a high percentage of water, such as orange, especially if we do not have a good ice cream maker.

In this recipe, we can butter the ice cream manually or using an ice cream maker. For butter ice cream without ice cream maker we can provide air to our ice cream and avoid the formation of ice crystals in the following way: once we have the base of the ice cream made, we put it in an airtight container in the freezer and, during the first 3 hours of freezing, every half hour We take it out of the freezer and stir it well with a fork or some rods. After these three hours, we permanently store the ice cream in the freezer and wait for it to acquire consistency before serving it.

Following this recipe, we will get an orange ice cream that is much richer than any other industrially manufactured.

Tasting orange ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 45 minutes
    • total time: 45 minutes (plus about 5 hours of chilling and freezing)
    • rations: 8.1 liter
    • Category: dessert
    • type of cuisine: international
    • Calories per serving (kcal):405

Orange ice cream ingredients for 8 people

    • 2 oranges
    • 50 g invert sugar or soft honey
    • 250 ml of whole milk
    • 250 ml of cream (35% fat)
    • 70 g of condensed milk
    • 1 tablespoon of corn starch (Maicena)
    • 1 orange for decoration
Ingredients for making orange ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

How to make orange ice cream for 8 people

We start by washing 2 oranges well. Grate the skin of both and squeeze them until we get 300 ml of orange juice.

Preparing the ingredients to make the orange ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

In a mixer, add 50 g of inverted sugar or mild flavored honey, add the zest of the 2 oranges, 250 ml of whole milk, 250 ml of cream, 70 g of condensed milk and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Mix everything well until you get a creamy mixture.

Pouring the orange ice cream ingredients into the blender@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

Next, we add the 300 ml of orange juice and again, we beat the whole for a few seconds so that everything is integrated.

Adding the orange juice to the milk mixture@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

Once we have the mixture ready, we put it in a container that we will take to the fridge for about 2 hours, so that it cools down well.

Cream to make the orange ice cream ready@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

After the cooling time in the fridge, we only have to butter the ice cream, which we can do manually or in an ice cream maker to achieve a more airy and creamy texture.

Buttering the orange ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

If we choose to butter the ice cream manually, we put it in the freezer and, during the first 3 hours, we take it out every half hour, we stir it well with a fork or some rods and we leave it in the freezer again. In case of opting for the shortbread in an ice cream maker, we will leave it in the ice cream maker for the time recommended in the instructions, which in our case was half an hour. When the ice cream is ready, we pour it into a container with a tight lid.

shortbread orange ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

We keep the ice cream in the freezer for a minimum of 3 hours before serving it, so that it acquires consistency. After this time, we decorate our ice cream with some orange slices and we can now serve the orange ice cream, delicious and very refreshing.

Ice cream in the mold ready to go in the freezer@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

It is common for these fruit ice creams to get quite hard in home freezers, so it is advisable to take them out of the freezer a few minutes before tasting. Another option, especially on more special occasions when we want a better presentation, is to prepare the ice cream balls in advance and store them already formed in the freezer. In this way, when it comes to serving the ice cream, we will simply have to place the balls in the container and decorate them. Thus, the ice cream will reach the table with the perfect consistency.

Orange ice cream in bowl@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

Easy preparation summary

    1. Squeeze the juice and grate the skin of the oranges
    1. We put the orange zest, the inverted sugar, the cream, the milk and the cornstarch in the blender glass and mix
    1. Add the orange juice and mix again
    1. Pour the mixture into a bowl and chill it in the fridge for 2 hours.
    1. After the cooling time, we butter the ice cream
    1. For a manual shortbread, we stir the mixture every half hour while it is frozen. In an ice cream maker, we leave it for 30 minutes or the time indicated by the manufacturer
    1. Transfer the ice cream to a container with a lid and store it in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
    1. To serve, we take the ice cream out of the freezer a few minutes before or we freeze the already formed balls