You know that feeling you get when you experiment in the kitchen and it pays off.. happy and possibly slightly smug face :-D. I saw a gelato which included olive oil in an American recipe book last year and since then I’ve wanted to try to create my own. I also wanted to try making an Orange flavour ice cream as I bought a huge pack of gorgeously vibrant and juicy Spanish oranges this week and they were just calling me to be used to create something delicious.
Orange & Olive Oil Ice Cream
225gm of granulated sugar
750ml of semi skimmed milk
250ml of Double Cream
6 Egg Yolks ( Free Range – British Lion Marked )
160ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I used an intensely fruity version from Bertolli
1 tbsp of Vanilla Bean Paste
Zest of 2 Oranges
Beat your sugar and egg yolks together in a large bowl for about 3-4 minutes.
I used an electric hand mixer – if using a hand whisk you will probably need to beat for longer. The mixture should be pale and creamy. Continue to beat while slowly adding your oil, mix for a few more minutes.
The mixture should be smooth and airy. Now add your milk, cream, vanilla paste and orange zest and beat until combined.
Slowly pour into your ice cream machine and follow your manufacturer instructions.
Remove from the freezer for at least 10 minutes to soften before scooping.
*Please be sure to use eggs stamped with the British Lion stamp or use pasteurised eggs.
I can’t tell you how silky and delicious this was. You could taste the olive oil and it enhanced the flavour of the orange and stopped the ice cream being too rich or sweet. My Other Half was quite pessimistic about how it would turn out but was amazed at how much he enjoyed it.
Fancy trying some other unusual ice cream recipes from fellow food bloggers? Check these links below:
Red Velvet Cake Batter Ice Cream
Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream
White Chocolate Ice Cream With Turkish Delight
Milo and Ribena flavoured Ice Creams
Kale, Mint & Dark Chocolate FroYo
Redcurrant Ripple & White Chocolate Ice Cream
Made With Pink says
What a unique flavour combination. I’ve never thought of olive oil in an ice cream before. The orange sounds like it would be a nice contrast to oil. I’d love to try this with my own ice cream maker. Thanks as well for including my Red Velvet & Cake Batter ice creams in your post 🙂
It’s really good – I definitely recommend giving it a try x
This sounds like really good combo. I’ve actually never tried orange ice-cream before. I keep meaning to invest in an ice-cream maker.
We have a relatively cheap Andrew James model which is great. We also have an industrial machine as we at some point are hoping to have our own ice cream business! X
Love this icre cream – I could just dive into the picture right now it looks amazing:-) Thanks for linking to my ice milk:-)
Great combination… I love different and unusual ice flavor combinations!! I might need to give your recipe a go!!
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry says
I really love the unusual flavour combinations that you have used here. One to bookmark for the summer.
Jacqueline Meldrum says
You are making me wish I had kept my ice cream machine now. That looks wonderful.
I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal blog now
Wow, sounds amazing! We haven’t broken out the ice-cream maker yet this year, but now the weather is warming up, maybe… Fingers crossed for an ice-cream summer!
Ooh, Im trying to imagine what ice cream with olive oil would taste like. Sounds exciting and I can see it working particularly well with orange. Lovely idea. Thanks for including one of my recipes.