Luscious Lemonade & Optimal Orange Ice Creams

It’s always good weather for ice cream! But nothing hits the spot in the heat of Summer quite like our citrusy-fresh ice creams.

These two amazing citrus-fresh ice cream recipes will have everyone (politely) screaming for more!

Celebrate Summer with these refreshing ice cream – not just for kids!🍦🍊🍨🍋

Luscious Lemonade Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 3/4 cup white sugar (or more to taste)

  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest

  • 5 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup Indian River Select Lemonade


    1. Combine heavy cream, sugar, half-and-half, and lemon zest in a saucepan; bring to a simmer over low heat.
    2. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover the saucepan, and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
    3. Uncover the saucepan and bring back to a simmer over low heat. Beat egg yolks in a medium bowl.
    4. Gradually whisk 1 cup hot cream mixture into eggs, several tablespoons at a time. Stir egg mixture back into cream mixture in the saucepan.
    5. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture coats the back of a spoon, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
    6. Stir lemonade into chilled ice cream mixture. Freeze in a 4- to 5-quart ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
    7. Transfer ice cream to a lidded freezer container, then freeze for about 4 hours to ripen flavors before serving.
    8. Enjoy!

    Optimal Orange Ice Cream



      1. Add orange juice, lemon juice and sugar to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
      2. Taste and add a little more sugar if it’s not sweet enough. Whisk in cream and orange jello.
      3. Freeze/churn according to ice cream maker instructions. *If using a modern electric ice cream maker freeze the bowl of the ice cream maker overnight, and refrigerate the liquid mixture overnight, before churning.
      4. Both need to be completely chilled.
      5. Store in the freezer for 1-2 weeks, in an airtight container.
      6. Enjoy!
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