Ice Cream Shmice Cream #20: Creamsicle


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!