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.
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)