This is an example of the modification of the Basic Recipe from the article Making vegan ice cream the easy way. I made this ice cream with blood oranges, hence the beautiful red coloring. Because of the soy products, the ice cream does not contain any animal products.
500 g oranges
100 g raw cane sugar
100 ml water
30 g soya cream (approx. 15% fat content)
300 ml soya drink
1 Msp vanilla
Splash of lemon juice
Preparation of vegan orange ice cream
- Dissolve sugar and water in a pot with a little heat.
- Scrape out a small piece (1-2 cm) of the vanilla pod and stir in.
- Stir in the soy cream with a whisk until a homogenous mass is formed.
- Peel the orange. Remove the white peel remains as thoroughly as possible and cut the oranges roughly into pieces.
- Then puree the sugar mass together with the oranges, the soy drink and lemon juice in a mixer.
- If you do not like the slightly bitter taste of the white orange peel, pass the mixture through a fine sieve.
- Leave the ice cream to cool in the refrigerator.
- Let it freeze in the ice cream machine (approx. 30 minutes) or stir well in the freezer every 30 minutes with a mixer (in total approx. 4 h).
If you keep the vegan orange ice cream in the freezer for a longer time, it will become very hard. Therefore you should let it defrost in the fridge about 30-50 minutes before eating it.
Things to know about oranges
- Ripe oranges can be recognized mainly by their fruity smell. If they are also fresh, they yield slightly under pressure, but are still firm.
- Older oranges may already have a somewhat musty smell and give way clearly when pressed.
- If an orange does not yield at all under pressure, it is usually already dry inside. You should avoid these.
- It is best to buy small to medium-sized fruits, as they are often more aromatic.
- Oranges should be stored in a cool and dry place, for example wrapped in a kitchen towel in the vegetable bin.
- If the oranges still need to ripen, it is best to store them at room temperature together with apples.
- Once you have bought organic oranges, you can use the peel for various purposes. I usually dry them finely cut at room temperature and use them for teas.