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Orange Ice Cream Recipe

Orange Ice Cream


  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks

Preparation Method

  • Finely grate 2 tablespoons zest from oranges, then halve oranges and squeeze enough juice to measure 1/2 cup.

  • Discard oranges.

  •  Bring milk, 1/4 cup sugar, a pinch of salt, and 1 tablespoon zest to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, then remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes.

  •  Beat together yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until thick and pale, about 1 minute.

  •  Add milk mixture in a stream, whisking constantly until combined well.

  •  Pour mixture into same saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture coats back of spoon and registers 175°F on thermometer (do not let boil).

  •  Immediately remove from heat and pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a metal bowl.

  • Set bowl in a larger bowl of ice water and stir until cold, 10 to 15 minutes.

  •  Stir in orange juice and remaining tablespoon zest and freeze in ice cream maker.

  • Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, at least 2 hours.

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