January 27, 2013

january food swap: citrus sorbet and orange creamsicle ice cream


when i saw on facebook that the tucson food swap was on for january i had a little trouble figuring out what i was going to make. until i realized:

it's citrus season!

 last week, as i drove to work i saw a truck on the side of the road advertising naranjas, i decided to follow my new motto for 2013 -- wander -- and buy some fruit. five pounds of citrus for $3. done. times a million. then he offered me variety: blood oranges, navel oranges, and grapefruits. one of each please. $9 and fifteen pounds later, the food swap idea was born




for the navel oranges, i decided enough was enough; rcg has asked me to make orange creamsicle ice cream more times than i can count, but there's never great citrus to choose from. but now it's citrus season, and great, fresh, local citrus abounds.

orange creamsicle ice cream
(makes 1 quart)
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1.5 cups orange juice
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup half and half
* mix together all ingredients
* put in ice cream maker

(to make simple syrup, mix equal parts water and sugar)


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grapefruit sorbet
(makes 1 quart)
- 3 cups grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup 
(add more or less depending on how sweet or sour you want to make the sorbet)
* mix together and freeze in ice cream maker


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blood orange sorbet
(makes 1 quart)
- 3 cups blood orange juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup 
(add more or less depending on how sweet or sour you want to make the sorbet)
* mix together and freeze in ice cream maker



do you have a fun citrus recipe to share? please do!