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Refreshing Orange Ice


  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup water and sugar to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in orange juice concentrate, lemon juice and remaining water. Transfer to a freezer-proof bowl. Cover and freeze until firm.
  • 2. Remove from the freezer. Beat until blended. Beat in cream. Cover and return to freezer. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 124 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


Average Rating: 4.6875
  • wendella247
    Dec 31, 1969

    Our family has a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tradition that is very similar; we just don't use the half & half. This sounds yummy too!

  • xlsalbums
    Dec 31, 1969

    This tasted good but it took a long time to freeze. It took me two days before I could eat it! I had to freeze it then thaw it then freeze it again.

  • mdlrteach5
    Jul 24, 2013

    Wow! This was a hit! I made this for a church youth rally of about 400 people. Everyone was asking for the recipe. When I made it, I did not wait until the mixture was fully frozen before adding the half and half. I just waited until it was cooled enough not to curdle the cream. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and poured a touch of 7-up over it. Delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day! Looks like this will be a YouthStock tradition!

  • Let's Get Cookin
    Oct 18, 2010

    Couldn't resist. A secret in our kitchens....for a easy vanilla sauce...simply let a rich full bodied ice cream melt! Simply do the same as the picture displayed with this recipe...the only difference - have the bottom covered with the secret vanilla sauce!

  • Let's Get Cookin
    Oct 18, 2010

    ehlm, You could add vanilla ice cream into the recipe but it would change the consistency of it. Being a retired chef, might I recommend that you take a mini scoop and make ice cream balls - place on a cookie sheet and freeze a few days in advance of your bunco group for ease. When frozen, simply move to a storage container or large ziploc. Artfully arrange mediums balls of orange ice with the smaller ice cream balls with a slight drizzle of dark chocolate sauce in clear/footed glasses for eye appeal as well!

  • anemae09
    Sep 4, 2010

    This recipe was amazing! Now I just need to learn how to make it look fancy :)

  • ehlm
    May 28, 2010

    I loved it....but would like to add vanilla ice cream and then serve it...can someone help me know when to add ice cream? Thanks, [email protected]

  • fhollis
    Jun 9, 2010

    It was delicious and easy to make. I did add about 1 cup half & half. Plan to try with peaches next time. Great for a hot summer day.

  • ehlm
    May 28, 2010

    I made this and liked it very much...but would like to make for my bunco group in July and wondered how I could add vanilla ice cream to make it a little sweeter...I add some in a bowl with about equal amounts of vanilla ice cream and it is delicious and very refreshing...but wanted to know when to add the ice cream for a crowd???any thoughts on this and thanks

  • mrsgt
    May 18, 2010

    this is sooo good,i made it with frozen peach,only becauce i didn't have the orange,and its good stuff "thanks":)

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