Ice Cream Shmice Cream #20: Creamsicle

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This ice cream reminds me of those creamsicle pushups in the little tube with the big red, yellow and blue polka dots that I used to get from the ice cream man when I was little. I am afraid to look at the ingredients now but back in the day we didn’t care about ingredients! Of course, now I do and so I recreated what I think is one of the best flavors I have ever made.

I used 4 big navel oranges that were super juicy and ripe which is the key to the flavor and the texture. When navels are at their ripest, peel and drop into a freezer safe vessel and make this ice cream any time of year!

Note: I used Florida Crystals for the sugar to keep the ice cream color bright.

4 navel oranges
2 cans organic coconut milk
3/4 cup vegan cane sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Peel the oranges and place them (juice and all) in to the Vitamix. Add the coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Let it rip until smooth. Place a strainer over a big bowl and pour the mixture through using the back of a spoon or spoonula to press it out. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Pour the coconut milk mixture into the ice cream maker and churn for 10 minutes.Turn out into a Tovolo container or a freezer safe container with a piece of wax paper on top. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Ice Cream Shmice Cream #20: Creamsicle

  1. It is so good! I think it could work…why not? I like the churning in the ice cream maker but you could probably accomplish it in the blender or a Vitamix. Another thought…you could pour it into ice pop molds to make popsicles not unlike the old school push up and perhaps the smaller surface area would make forgoing the churning worth it! Let me know how it goes. And btw, nice to hear from you!!

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