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Orange and Chocolate Ice Cream

One of our family's favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and orange.  Ben and Jerry's used to make a flavor called Pulp Addiction:

It was the perfect combination of those two flavors.  PERFECT!   But sadly they retired it to the Flavor Graveyard.  Every year they resurrect one of the flavors and every year we wish and hope it will be Pulp Addiction, but it never is.

Dreyer's makes Swiss Orange:

It is an orange sherbet with chocolate chips.  It has become our substitute, but isn't quite as good as the real thing.

So for the fourth we are making both chocolate ice cream and orange ice cream in an attempt to create the perfect combination again.  I am using my all time favorite chocolate ice cream recipe. Seriously it is THE BEST!  It is a little bit of work and has to be made a day in advance, but it is SO worth it!  And we are going to try THIS orange ice cream recipe from Joy of Baking:

We have the ingredients all mixed together and chilling in the fridge.  I will tell you how it turns out, but if the mixture is any indication it is going to be GOOD!

Orange Ice Cream
from Joy of Baking

What you need:

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup half and half
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (strain to remove pulp)
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 T orange zest (optional)
1 t pure vanilla extract

What you do:

In a large bowl or measuring cup, combine all the ingredients. Cover and place in the refrigerator until it is completely cold (several hours or overnight).

Transfer the mixture to the container of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once made, transfer the ice cream to a chilled container and store in the freezer. If the ice cream becomes too hard, place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving so it can soften.

makes about 3 cups


Kim's Treasures said...

I am going to have to try these! I woke up thinking of chocolate cake with an orange flavored mousse in between the layers with chocolate icing. I don't know why I was thinking about this but now I NEED to try these ice creams!

Lorie said...

Kim, if you are going for orange and chocolate, when you make the chocolate cake, skip the water in the recipe and replace it with orange juice!! YUM!