I love ice cream and because of this, I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer Ice Cream Maker Attachement. In the instruction booklet, there is a recommendation to keep the bowl in the freezer so you can make ice cream spontaneously.
It seems like one of those things that Martha Stewart would do but the rest of us humans would not. I actually do keep mine in the freezer and actually do make ice cream (or frozen yogurt) spontaneously. Some weeks I buy a tub of Greek Yogurt just to have the option of making the frozen yogurt from The Perfect Scoop. I first saw that recipe on 101cookbooks.com. I tried it and loved it! Frozen yogurt always seemed like a poor substitute for ice cream but not this version. It was its own great thing.
I asked for and got the book for my birthday. I haven’t made as many of the recipes as I should have, not because I don’t make ice cream often enough, but because when I try a recipe I fall in love with it and keep making it.
One of those recipes is Orange Popsicle Ice Cream. It tastes like a dreamsicle, one of my favorite popsicles growing up. I bought orange liquer just for this.
Just to warn you if you try it, you will barely be able to make any other flavors and you may eat the whole quart in a weekend.
Orange Popsicle Ice Cream
2/3 cup sugar
grated orange zest from 3 oranges
1 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (I juice mine over a strainer to get ride of pulp)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup half’n'half
1 tbsp Grand Marnier (I changed it from 2 tsp)
Blend orange zest and sugar. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Chill for a few hours or overnight. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.