1 Suzie the Foodie: Orange Pineapple Ice Cream Take 1

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Orange Pineapple Ice Cream Take 1

Orange Pineapple Ice Cream

Lorraine, my mother-in-law who you all know so well now, loves orange pineapple ice cream. Which no one seems to make anymore. I personally have never had it. I thought it would go nicely with the Sour Cream Coffee Cake so I decided to experiment in the kitchen.

You would think making ice cream is easy but I find it quite challenging. If you use a recipes that does not call for making a custard, your life is more simple (and potentially less flavourful). In general you are just combining whipping cream with the flavouring and putting it in your ice cream maker. What could go wrong?

In fact I had made this Orange Ice Cream before and it is nice but the orange flavour is super subtle. It is more like a hint than a true flavour. I decided to use a can of orange concentrate instead of 2 cups of orange juice and a cup of my pineapple syrup.

Orange Pineapple Ice Cream

In here you have 1 1/2 cup of whipping cream, 1/2 cup of light cream, orange concentrate, pineapple syrup, juice and zest of 1 tangerine, some lemon juice, orange extract and 1 tsp of Vanilla Bean Paste. I tasted it. Woah Nellie! Tart! I whisked in some icing sugar, got out the ice cream maker and hoped for the best.

Orange Pineapple Ice Cream

This made so much liquid that I had to make it in two batched. By the way, ice cream makers are very easy to use but there is one rule. You HAVE to have them in the freezer for a minimum of 12 hours, 24 hours is best. I just keep mine in there since I am terrible at planning ahead. Then you just put the thing together, pour in the liquid and turn it on. Let it go until it sounds like it is struggling. It takes about 20 minutes to make the ice cream and I threw in the pineapple tidbits after about 10 minutes.

Orange Pineapple Ice Cream

Yup, I had definitely had to make two batches of the ice cream! The whipping cream makes the volume increase significantly.

Orange Pineapple Ice Cream

This is powerful ice cream! Crazy tart, lip smackin' actually, a bit of a shock to eat. Not what I was going for but so far everyone who has tried it has liked it despite the shocking flavour. I will definitely work on this recipe, it is far from perfect and not what Lorraine really loves but I tried. This foodie will not give up!


AvaDJ said...

The ice cream has such a gorgeous colour and texture. Lip smacking and all, I'm sure it was devoured. I think I'm going to have to get me one of those ice cream makers as well. So cool!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No orange pineapple ice cream is going to defeat YOU, Suzie! Once more unto the breach!

Sarah said...

I'm going to give the concentrate a try with maybe some candied citrus peel.

I've been making home made ice cream with a White Mountain hand crank machine and the kids think it's awesome.

If you don't make your own ice cream you should give it a try. Here's an interesting article I found that might be helpful to folks thinking about making their own.

triplescoopdesserts said...

Sounds like a great Summertime Ice Cream! I like the flavor combination of Pineapple and Oranges.

Jenny said...

I too have such good memories of eating Orange pineapple ice cream when I was a child. I have only found it once, many years ago, and it was as good as I remembered. Maybe someday it will make a comeback.

heatherheatherheather said...

I am not an ice cream person at all but as a kid growing up in southwestern Ontario, the only ice cream I really loved was orange pineapple. I recall the pineapple bits were a deep orange in colour. I have never been able to find it since the late 70's and of course I have no idea who made it as I got it from our corner store in a cone. I guess that's what they mean when people refer to the good old days. I get it now. :o\