Thursday, April 26, 2007

Navel Orange Icecream cups

Navel Orange Ice Cream Cups

As the weather gets warmer into the 70's and days get longer suddenly there is burst of energy,seems like everyone is outdoors enjoying the sun.

Grocery stores are full of fresh vegetables, greens and fruits. Avocados,cherries, strawberries etc. In sunny California Oranges are abundant and are available all round the year.
Orange blossom's in my backyard

For today's recipe I celebrate the arrival of warm weather and a Californian native Naval Oranges,this recipe will add the oomph and wow factor to any party be it in a park on an a beach or at home. Very light and refreshing with bursting citrus flavor.


3 thick-skinned navel oranges
1/2 quart orange sherbet
1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
Mint leaves, for garnish

First Step
1.Cut the oranges in half and squeeze out juice and pulp
2.Scoop out all of the pulp and and Clean the shells these would serve as cups for ice cream

Second Step

3.In a large bowl, mix sherbet and ice cream together and the orange pulp and juice and stir to combine.
4.Freeze until just firm. Spoon mixture into the orange shells,
Freeze for 2 hours.
5.Serve garnished with mint leaves

Pack this in a icebox and enjoy it outside.Alterations can be made by using low fat sherbet and ice cream.This has a slushy texture and will melt very quickly reminds me of the ice gola's I had as a kid growing up in India.

This will be my entry for Nupur A to Z vegetables and Meeta's monthly mingle theme for Spring


Deepa said...

wow!!!man ...they are looking excellent sreelu .....mouth watering lady

Asha said...

Srreelu,how lucky to have a orange tree in your backyard!!My grandfather owns a coffee plantation with lots of orange tree and I grew up eating those every summer!

Orange ice crean looks delicious,served in orange cups are adorable:))

Richa said...

hey those orange cups look so cute, loved the presentation.

Sig said...

Wow Sreelu, that looks beautiful! I love the idea of reusing the orange skins for cups... I'm definitely going to use that sometime :)

Pavani said...

Those ice cream cups look adorable. Simple and delicious.. Great pics..

Anonymous said...

Wow Sridevi, very creative presentation of the Orange icecream cups....Vanaja.

Mythili said...

Whoa!! You actually have an orange tree in your backyard? You gotta be kidding me.

Great idea trying re-use the orange rind :)

I likey :D


Arts said...

Looks delicious.. esp Orange cups :) Nice pics

bee said...

that is tres chic. how i miss california.

trupti said...

These are just gorgeous....! So refreshing, I bet...I do love my ornages in any way and form.. :)


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay it looks so cool........ Orange cups great idea, they look cute.

Suma Gandlur said...

A great recipe and very beautiful pics.

Meeta said...

California Dreamin'! And also dreaming about these lovely ice cream cups!

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