Our Little Helpers

Everyone knows that the holidays are crazy busy.  Even Santa has to have a bunch of little helpers to get out all of those gifts.  Sometimes even ice cream enthusiasts need a little help from their friends.

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On the menu: Orange Popsicle Ice Cream.

Note: You will see at least three different sets of hands in the making of this ice cream…none of them are ours.

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To begin, one must zest some oranges!

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Another person can take the zested oranges and juice them!

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In the meantime, another set of hands can add the sugar to the food processor to be mixed with the orange zest.

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Add the now orange sugar to the half and half, then add the sour cream.  Two sets of hands in this photo!

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Add the orange juice!  And pretend the mess all over the table doesn’t exist.  This is key to ice cream making!

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Blend until smooth and creamy!  Chill and then churn!  See how many steps there are??  And this one did not even require a custard.

As you can imagine, this one tastes strongly of orange!  If you want more of a dreamsicle taste, I would suggest using less orange and maybe some extra cream.  However, it was still delicious and refreshing, and not bad paired with the eggnog we had leftover from another event.

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Although our hands were absent from this post, they were not idle.  We were in the kitchen making large amounts of pizza dough.  We would like to give a special thank you to all our little helpers.  Lynne, Faith, Samb, and Meredith, we could not have done it without you!

Hope all of our readers are having a Happy New Year!

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