Orange Ice Cream

// Easy Homemade Orange Ice Cream recipe with fresh oranges, no churn needed! Creamy, vegan option available. Perfect for summer treats.



This Homemade Orange Ice Cream is a creamy, delicious, and refreshing dessert prepared with whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, and fresh oranges. It is the perfect treat on a hot day or when you are craving something sweet.

Made using three main and two optional ingredients, this dreamy creamy ice cream captures all the essence and refreshment of oranges. You can whip this up in just a few minutes.

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About Orange Ice Cream

This No-Churn Orange Ice Cream or Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream has the tangy zest and chunks of fresh oranges with the sweet velvety texture of ice cream. This easy recipe merges the natural acidity and sweetness of oranges with dairy to create an indulging frozen treat.

The vibrant flavor and soothing coolness of this Ice Cream are just too good. This irresistible recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious, making it the perfect companion for hot days.

Ice creams and warm days have a beautiful correlation, don’t they? You can enjoy ice cream in any season, but it shines the most during the hot summer months.

I have been an orange lover ever since I was a child. I just love orange-flavored desserts and drinks. And I can tell you that whether it was orange candy, orange slushie, orange juice, orange soda, orange ice cream, or orange popsicle, they were my favorite frozen desserts as a child and they still are.

And this dreamy creamy orange ice cream has everything I love. The orange flavor in this ice is so refreshing and delicious. Plus, making this ice cream takes only 10 minutes of your time.

Making orange flavoured ice cream is very easy and simple. Just whip the cream and sweetened condensed milk, add in orange zest, orange chunks or puree, and blend again. Pour it into a freezer-safe container, cover, and freeze for 6 hours overnight. It couldn’t be any easier than this.

Whether you serve it as an afterheat dessert or enjoy it as a mid-afternoon snack, this citrus infused orange ice cream recipe will leave you refreshed and satiated.

Two scoops of orange ice cream in a glass bowl garnished with blue flowers, served on a reflective silver tray.

This Orange Ice Cream

✓ is quick & easy to make

✓ is packed with fresh oranges

✓ has a smooth, creamy texture

✓ is customizable

✓ is no churn

✓ uses only three main ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cream: This simple ice cream recipe uses chilled whipping cream as a base. You can also add 1/2 cup of full cream milk or whole milk to make it lighter.

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Adding sweetened condensed milk gives it a creamy, milky texture and sweetness without churning.

  • Orange: For the orange taste, I have used 1 large-sized orange, chopped into tiny pieces. You can also use orange puree or orange juice here. I have also added 1 teaspoon of orange zest for a distinct orange flavor.

  • Optional ingredients: I have added a few drops of orange extract and orange food color to this recipe. However, using edible color and extract is entirely optional. You can make this ice cream without these ingredients, and your orange ice cream will still come out delicious.

A loaf pan filled with orange ice cream beside a scoop, with whole oranges and blue flowers on a marble surface.

How to Make Orange Ice Cream

Making orange ice cream at home is super simple.

  • Just whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Add sweetened condensed milk and whisk again.

  • Add orange zest, freshly chopped or pureed orange, and blend. Lastly, add orange food color and orange extract. Mix well until well combined.

  • Transfer the ice cream base to a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until frozen.

  • Serve: Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-7 minutes, then scoop and serve your homemade Orange Ice Cream. You can garnish with orange chunks or serve it alongside your favorite dessert.

Other ice cream recipes you might love: Kesar Pista Ice Cream, Peach Blueberry Ice Cream, Rose Ice Cream, and Coffee Caramel Chocolate Ice Cream.

Variations

Lemon Ice Cream

You can substitute the orange with lemon chunks and increase the amount of sweetened condensed milk.

Lime Ice Cream

Instead of oranges, use lime chunks, and adjust the amount of sweetened condensed milk according to your taste preference.

Serving Suggestions

Just like any ice, you can serve it as a dessert after a meal, as a brunch, or an afternoon snack. Garnish it with fresh oranges or any other fresh fruits for a tropical burst of flavor.

You can serve this ice cream as it is, or if you are serving it at gatherings, you can pair it with other ice creams such as mango ice cream, strawberry ice cream, or even vanilla ice cream.

Orange-chocolate is a classic and delicious combination. For a fancy serving, you can drizzle it with melted white chocolate. You can pair it with Chocolate Lava cake, Chocolate Orange Mug cake, or Blueberry pie.

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Storage Suggestions

This homemade version of Orange Ice Cream can be stored for up to 1 month in the freezer. For the best taste, it is advised to consume it within 1 month.

Tips and Tricks for the Best Orange Ice Cream

  1. Orange flavor: To intensify the Orange Flavor, I have added orange extract and orange zest. Adding extract is optional here, so if you don’t want to add orange extract, you can skip it.

  2. Vegan Orange Ice Cream: To make it dairy-free, substitute whipping cream with coconut cream, and condensed milk with coconut sweetened condensed milk.

  3. Add-Ins: You can add white chocolate chips, crushed orange candies, or nuts of your choice after transferring the ice cream base to the freezer-safe container.

  4. Let it sit at room temperature: For easy scooping and perfect texture, make sure that you always let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.


Orange Ice Cream (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to Make Orange Ice Cream

  1. Add the chilled heavy whipping cream (I used 30% fat) to a large mixing bowl. Whip until it forms stiff peaks.
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  3. Now, add the sweetened condensed milk to the same mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until everything is well combined.
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  5. Next, add the orange zest and the chopped or pureed oranges.
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  7. Fold gently. Make sure not to mix too vigorously, or it will destroy all the fluffiness.
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  9. Then, add a few drops of orange food coloring and orange extract and fold gently until combined.
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  11. Transfer the orange ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container or dish.
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  13. Cover with cling film and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
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  15. Once frozen, thaw it for 10 minutes at room temperature.
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  17. Scoop the ice cream into cups or cones.
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  19. Decorate with chopped oranges and serve chilled.
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Recipe Card


Orange Ice Cream [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Easy Homemade Orange Ice Cream recipe with fresh oranges, no churn needed! Creamy, vegan option available. Perfect for summer treats.
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(Rating: 5 from 7 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts American 5
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
2890 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Orange Ice Cream
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup whipping cream, chilled
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • A few drops of orange extract, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange color, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Orange Ice Cream
  1. Add the chilled heavy whipping cream (I used 30% fat) to a large mixing bowl. Whip until it forms stiff peaks.
  2. Now, add the sweetened condensed milk to the same mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until everything is well combined.
  3. Next, add the orange zest and the chopped or pureed oranges.
  4. Fold gently. Make sure not to mix too vigorously, or it will destroy all the fluffiness.
  5. Then, add a few drops of orange food coloring and orange extract and fold gently until combined.
  6. Transfer the orange ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container or dish.
  7. Cover with cling film and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  8. Once frozen, thaw it for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  9. Scoop the ice cream into cups or cones.
  10. Decorate with chopped oranges and serve chilled.

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NOTES:

  1. Instead of chopping, you can add the oranges to a blender or a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. To make it dairy-free, substitute whipping cream with coconut cream, and condensed milk with coconut sweetened condensed milk.


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