5.18.2011

Palm Beach Orange Ice Cream


I know, it's not quite ice cream season yet and while you might want to wait for summer to serve this, I serve it year round. Of course, I'm a Floridian, but still, ice cream has always been my downfall and Maida Heatter's ice cream recipes are really something special. Even when it's cold down here, I love making her ice cream recipes. Ms. Heatter is best known for her baking and she only has a few recipes for ice cream in each of her cookbooks, so you know when you see one, it's going to be great.


This one is a family favorite. It's so versatile. You can serve it over a fruit salad, but it's lovely all by itself with a bit of fruit around it....or serve it along with a scoop of Maida's vanilla ice cream. The color is a delicate pale orange, it's creamy and what with both the orange AND lemon, it has an intense citrus flavor. I've been making it since the early 80's. The lemon prevents it from being too sweet...gives it kind of a refreshing tang.
Unfortunately, you DO need an ice cream maker, but you were going to get one anyway this summer, weren't you?


Palm Beach Orange Ice Cream

From Maida Heatter's New Book of Great Desserts



Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups milk
Finely grated rind of 2 or 3 oranges
Finely gated rind of 1 or 2 lemons
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 cups freshly squeezed and sieved orange juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed and sieved lemon juice

Method:
Place the milk in the top of a double boiler over hot water on medium heat. Add the grated rinds and let cook uncovered until small bubbles appear around the edge.

In a small bowl, stir the yolks lightly with a whisk just to mix. Stirring constantly, temper the eggs with half the hot milk mixture. Then add everything back to the top of the double boiler. Add the sugar, syrup and salt.
Stir until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon...about 180° on a candy thermometer.
Strain the mixture. This is very important because the rinds will stick to the paddles on your ice cream machine.
Set aside to cool. Add the cream and both juices. Chill in the fridge until very cold and then freeze in your churn, according to directions.

51 comments:

  1. oh I would definitely eat this year-round!

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  2. Lovely! A great ice cream flavor.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I can almost, almost taste it.

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  4. Looks so good! I'd like it with the kiwi and the berries. I could eat ice cream year round, no problem!

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  5. What is this "ice cream season" of which you speak? Every day life? Hmm.

    I always loved those orange creamsicles as a kid so I know this orange ice cream would really appeal to me!

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  6. Unlike most people, I'm not a big fan of ice cream more of a cream tea lover as you already know.
    Loved the photo though, perhaps I could try a bite?

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  7. I was just thinking about getting my ice cream maker out of the cabinet in the garage. The weather is warming up and I immediately think ice cream. Love this recipe, Barbara.

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  8. I got very excited when I saw this recipe Barbara. I can't wait to taste this. As soon as the temperature rises (or maybe before), I will be whipping this up!

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  9. it looks so refreshing and i always need recipes for my citrus trees~

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  10. That looks delicious Barbara! And it's not really ice cream season here yet but I seem to enjoy ice cream more in Winter (which it feels like here now)! :P

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  11. This look amzing Barbara!!! I love Ice cream every time!!! look delicious! and beauty pics! gloria

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  12. It is already ice cream season here in Austin, and this looks perfect! I love the mix of the rich custard and fresh citrus flavors. I have to try this.

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  13. The Knight is in full-blown ice cream season, even though I'm wearing long pants, long sleeves and am back in closed-toe shoes!!

    I'm mad for citrus these days, so this might be a must-make.

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  14. Love the sound of this ice cream...reminds me of a creamsicle, which is one of my favorite summertime pleasures. This looks like the perfect use for my ice cream maker once I get it out of storage for the season!

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  15. If it's a Maida Heatter recipe, it's gotta be great! Creamy orange, made intense with lemon--fantastic. I would love it paired with a scoop of her vanilla ice cream---the ideal creamsicle!

    such a pretty presentation, too. thanks, Barbara!

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  16. I've been known to eat ice cream, while shivering because it's freezing outside.

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  17. Ice cream is my downfall too. Unfortunately the ice cream in the UK is not that amazing. I love going to Cold Stone Creamery when I am in the US and i always get vanilla with coconut mixed in.
    This creation of yours is an absolute beauty. I'd eat it in the snow, I wouldn't care.
    *kisses* HH

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  18. I am getting an ice cream maker this summer! I'll make this one first for the grandkids...

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  19. It's always ice cream season at our house and luck for me I have plenty of citrus fruit in the garden.
    Mimi

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  20. This looks wonderful, Barbara! I think I may have to try it soon!

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  21. This looks so wonderful I'm going to be stubborn and try it anyway without an ice-cream machine. I've had some success before with the freeze/beat/freeze/ beat method. I've got a fair few mandarins that need using up :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  22. It's never the wrong season for ice cream in my book. If it's cold outside - just crank up the heat:)

    Love the idea of orange ice cream - like a creamsicle in a bowl, right?

    -Erin

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  23. There's no ice-cream season here. I enjoyed having them anytime I want. And yours sounded just so irresistible. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're haivng a wonderful day.
    Blessings,
    Kristy

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  24. Sounds delicious! Nothing beats homemade ice cream, so sweet and creamy :)

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  25. me encanta el helado en toda época,has preparado una exquisitéz una verdaera delicia,cariños y abrazos.

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  26. cant go wrong with ice cream!!!

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  27. Such a pretty picture! Awesome and tasty for a hot day, thanks!

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  28. Please come make this for me? And bring that Palm Beach weather, would you? I am tired of rain.

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  29. I say it is always ice cream season! this sounds fantastic and looks so pretty. I love the flower, makes me wish I was in Palm Beach rather than here in the never ending rains of Global Cooling!

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  30. The perfect Florida dish! And now, the perfect DC dish! Next dinner party, I am going to WOW with this summer dessert. Thanks!

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  31. Ice cream season is from January to December as far as I'm concerned. This sounds delicious!

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  32. I've never tried one of Maida's ice cream recipes but it look creamy and delicious. The citrus flavors so perfect for warmer weather...if we ever get any :)

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  33. oh how pretty! i love orange flavored frozen treats, delicious!

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  34. It looks like Florida sunshine in a glass. I'm sure I'd love it.

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  35. this icecream looks amazing could I add to a Florida citrus growers blog and link to you? Rebecca

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

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  36. barbara -- the things you do to my gastrocentric flavormabobs ... i can't imagine what it must be like to live in your home. when i get to south florida in my yacht, you shall be my first (highly paid) guest chef.

    ;)

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  37. Such a beautiful dish of ice cream!

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  38. Orange and lemon; what a zesty citrus combination!! Despite orange being a lovely fruit, I don't find a lot of orange-flavored ice-cream, cakes, cupcakes or muffins around...and I don't understand why. I mean, just look at the lovely colors they make and the taste too, pretty good I say:D

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  39. Oh no worries here about it not being ice cream season, I'll eat ice cream any time of year!

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  40. Beautiful Barbara. I happen to think that Ice Cream Season is a all year. It's about the only dessert I'll eat.

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  41. I love anything that is infused with so much rind flavors; this ice-cream is a winner in my book. Plus I am a huge fan of Maida Heatter, the best in her field in my opinion.

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  42. This sounds absolutely heavenly!

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  43. Ice cream is a daily event for my 4 year old son and he would go crazy for this version. I'm going to have to dust off my ice cream maker and find a space for my base in the freezer. He loves orange anything and will love this!

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  44. The citrus flavor sounds just lovely for this delicious looking ice cream! Very refreshing!

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  45. wow, i wish to have this ice cream now, look so so yummy!

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  46. Would you believe I've never made ice cream at home? Oh gosh, look what I'm missing!

    Beautiful Barbara. I could just grab it right through the screen if I wouldn't get too messy, lol...

    Thanks for sharing...

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  47. i won't lie--ice cream maker has been on my wish list for some time now, but no one will get it for me! i think they're afraid they'll be forced to eat any zany concoctions i create. :)

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  48. Yes, I've been thinking for sometime to purchase an ice-cream maker. I just need to find the right one. This orange ice-cream looks and sounds delicious.
    Have a great weekend.

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  49. Can you say jealous? haha cuz yeah... my first visit, but i'm intrigued!

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  50. It's ice cream season already here!

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  51. Barbara, you done a wonderful work. It is such a yummy and delicious dish you shared with us. It is my favourite flavour.

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