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Bitter Orange Ice Cream

This recipe is taken from Nigella Lawson's book Nigella Bites. I have been meaning to give this recipe a try for a number of years but always somehow managed to miss the time when Seville Oranges came into season. I have made it with the orange and lime many times but never with the seville oranges. I finally made it last week and it's a must for those not on a diet.

Bitter Orange Ice CreamIngredients:
3 Seville oranges or 1 eating orange and 2 limes
175g icing sugar
large pot (584 ml) double cream
wafers to serve (optional)


If using Seville oranges, grate the zest of two of them. Squeeze the juice of all 3 and pour into a bowl with the zest and sugar. If going for the sweet- orange and lime option, grate the zest of the orange and one of the limes, juice them and add to the sugar as before. Stir to dissolve the sugar and add the double cream.

Whip everything until it holds soft peaks, and then turn into a shallow airtight container (of approximately 2 litres) with a lid. Cover and freeze until firm (from 3-5 hours).

Remove to ripen for 15-20 minutes (or 30-40 in the fridge) before eating.