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Ben & Jerry's Knock-off Orange Cream Dream Ice Cream

approx 40 minutes

makes a generous quart


This is our favorite homemade ice cream so far. It really tastes like one of my favorite treats, an orange and vanilla creamsicle. I don't know why, but I was expecting it to be more orange in color, however the small ratio of orange juice concentrate to cream base caused it to look more like a vanilla ice cream. The recipe was passed along to me as a Ben and Jerry's flavor, but I added knock-off to the title, because who knows how close this really is to their recipe. Plus, I tweaked it a bit by adding some fresh orange juice and using a base that did not call for eggs. I just can't bring myself to use eggs in my ice cream yet.

Ben & Jerry's Knock-off Orange Cream Dream Ice Cream


  • Pour the cream into a mixing bowl. 

  • Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. 

  • Pour in the half-and-half and whisk to blend.  

  • Add the juice concentrate and vanilla extract and blend.

  • Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturing’s instructions.

2 cups heavy or whipping cream

3/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup half-and-half

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1/4 cup fresh orange juice (optional)


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