I love orange creamsicles. I love how the creaminess and tartness blend together well. I found this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Annie's Eats, which made me start to crave orange creamsicles. Its been quite chilly and rainy lately for ice cream, but I thought the color of this treat would go so well with the theme of Halloween, which is a few days away. So I thought to make this. This came out so well, it reminded me of the Orange Dream Machine smoothie from Jamba Juice, which I absolutely love. I haven't gone to Jamba Juice in a while, so this might just satisfy me whenever I get the craving.
2/3 cup sugar
grated zest of 3 oranges
1 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1) In a blender or food processor, combine sugar and orange zest. Pulse the mixture until it is well blended and zest is pulverized. Add orange juice, sour cream and cream. Blend well until sugar and completely dissolved and mixture is smooth. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
2) Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pour into a container with a tight fitting lid or into popsicle mold and freeze overnight.