Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy Free)
My ice cream making is starting back up with this warm weather! If you know me, you know I LOVE ICE CREAM and I love to make my own! It’s so much better when I can control the level of sweetness in the ice cream and can customize my add ins and flavors. The best part, making ice cream is seriously so easy. I was so intimidated! I use an ice cream maker that I will link below, and it’s one of the best investments.
If you love ice cream and you are looking for a delicious sweet and fresh paleo dessert, this orange creamsicle ice cream is a dream!
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS ORANGE CREAMSICLE ICE CREAM?
Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream: This is the base of your ice cream. Make sure it’s full fat and in the can
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice: Any oranges will work here! Fresh squeezed will give you the best flavor. The sweeter the orange, the better.
Orange Zest: I love orange zest in this because it really brings that orange flavor out when combined with the vanilla
Unsweetened Gelatin: This is what makes your ice cream creamy and less icy when frozen
Sea Salt: Just a pinch balances out the sweet in the ice cream
Vanilla extract: Pure vanilla for the vanilla ice cream
Honey or Agave: I like this sweetener because it’s light in color so the ice cream stays a pretty orange
IT IS PALEO AND DAIRY FREE!
And you would never know it. Since this ice cream is full of orange flavor, it takes over any coconut milk flavor. It’s sweetened with honey, but you can really use any sweetener you prefer here. Just know your flavor will be altered a bit.
SUBSTITUTION SUGGESTIONS & SWAPS
I do not suggest any other milk besides coconut milk, full fat canned. Regular dairy cream may curdle when it mixes with the orange juice. Almond milk and other nut milks are mostly water and the ice cream will become icy.
You can use any sugar in this recipe rather than the suggested honey or agave
You may not substitute the gelatin for collagen. Gelatin will keep the ice cream softer after frozen. If you want to omit the gelatin, you may add 1 tbsp of vodka in replacement. Yes vodka! It will keep the ice cream very creamy even after frozen. It’s a little trick. But gelatin is very gut healing so I do suggest if you are not vegan.
DO I NEED AN ICE CREAM MAKER?
I do suggest an ice cream maker. The texture of the ice cream will be MUCH creamier and true to a real ice cream texture, vs. if you were to just blend the ingredients in a blender and freeze. However it will still be tasty, if you prefer just blending after cooking and cooling the mixture. I use this ice cream maker.
DO I HAVE TO MAKE BOTH FLAVOR ICE CREAMS?
No! You can make just the paleo orange ice cream. There is a bit of vanilla flavor in the orange ice cream so it has a great flavor on its own. I like to make both batches and mix them for a true creamsicle flavor. You can also make a double batch of just the orange so you only have to churn the ice cream once.
HOW TO STORE PALEO ORANGE CREAMSICLE ICE CREAM?
Store orange creamsicle ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. The faster you enjoy, the less icy it will get!
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If you make this creamy paleo creamsicle ice cream, be sure to leave me ratings or comments below! And as always tag me on Instagram @gutsy_baker!