Vegan orange ice cream - especially delicious with blood orange

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.

Vegan blood orange ice cream decorated with a slice of blood orange.
Vegan blood orange ice cream with a nice red colour

ingredients

2 portions

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

Raw cane sugar, blood oranges, vanilla, soy cream and soy drink are the main ingredients
The main ingredients are raw cane sugar, blood oranges, vanilla, soy cream and soy drink

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).
Reddish ice cream mass before it is put into the ice cream machine
Ice mass before it is put into the ice cream machine

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

Orange slices and orange juice
Orange slices and orange juice
  • 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.

As further vegan alternatives I can recommend the recipes for Raspberry sorbet, Strawberry Sorbet or Blueberry sorbet recommend.

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