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Recipe: Cretan Orange Ice Cream

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Cretan oranges

On a recent visit to Crete I was lulled by the vastness of the orange groves which seemed to be around every corner. If there weren’t orange groves then there were lemon groves.  I have made Cretan ice cream with one of the oranges I brought back from Crete with me.

Ever since I can remember my perfect house would have a lemon and orange tree in the back garden so I could pick to my heart’s content!

One of the oranges I carried home was used to make an orange and chilli dipping sauce (here is the recipe).  To make this I had to simmer a whole orange in a sugar syrup.  After making the sauce I was left with a lovely orange infused syrup which inspired me to make this ice cream.

I served this delicious ice cream with a rhubarb crumble.  It must have been good – there was absolutely none left!!


Cretan orange ice cream

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Cretan oranges
Cretan Orange Ice Cream
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins

A quick and delicious ice cream made with oranges I brought back from my trip to Crete

Servings: 6
Author: Heidi Roberts
  • 1 large orange
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 300 ml condensed milk
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1-2 Tbsp orange syrup
  • 1 tsp Cretan orange balsamic nectar optional
  1. Whip the double cream until light and fluffy .

    Cretan orange ice cream
  2. In another bowl whip the condensed milk until light and fluffy .

  3. Carefully fold the whipped condensed milk into the whipped cream.

  4. Fold in the orange zest and orange syrup

  5. If using the Cretan orange balsamic nectar fold this in at this stage.

    Cretan orange ice cream
  6. Pour the mixture into a plastic container and freeze for a minimum of two hours.

  7. Before serving take out of the freezer about 5 minutes in advance.

  8. Serve with your favourite pudding or dessert.  I served it with a rhubarb crumble and it went down very well!

    Cretan orange ice cream
This recipe is my own.  All photographs are my own and may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.



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