Before you say “ugh” to yourself (or out loud) think about this recipe. If you don’t like marmalade but like oranges then STOP and read this or better still make it!
I happen to make a killer marmalade as we have 7 Seville orange trees in our garden that bear tons of fruit. My marmalade, however, is not the clear orange type with fine-cut peel, it’s a dark amber color that I allow to boil down until almost at burning point with a very coarse peel. It is divine and I have many friends asking me for it.
Turning it into ice cream is absolutely wonderful and you will be hooked.
1 1/4 cups marmalade (Store bought is also good if you don’t make your own)
1/2 tsp good vanilla extract
2 tbsp orange liqueur like Grand Marnier or Cointreau
1 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
In a large mixing bowl combine the marmalade, vanilla and liqueur.
Stir in the half and half and cream.
Freeze in your ice cream according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
When finished, the ice cream will be very soft but ready to eat. Although the ice cream will not freeze hard, you can transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze to firm up a little more.