03 February 2011

Orange Popsicle Ice Cream

One of my favorite childhood memories involves Flintstones push pops, to me there was no better way to kick off summer than with the orange cream pops! 

This recipe not only does that memory justice, it blows it out of the water! 

Orange Popsicle Ice Cream
adapted from The Perfect Scoop

⅔ cup sugar
Grated zest of 3 oranges, preferably organic
1¼ cups freshly squeezed orange juice (from 4 or 5 large oranges)
1 cup french vanilla yogurt
½ cup half-and-half
2 teaspoons orange liqueur

1. In a blender, pulverize the sugar and orange zest until the zest is very fine. Add the orange juice, yogurt, half-and-half, and orange liqueur and blend until the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then process it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.