Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Almond Orange Chocolate Ice Cream - Vegan MoFo 2014 Day 2

I'm a big fan of the orange-chocolate combination. When I started making vegan chocolates at home many years ago, one of the first things I tried was to put dried orange peel powder in the melted chocolate and I fell in love with the way the flavours melded together.

Recently a friend of ours brought us a box of gourmet chocolate covered candied orange peels. One bite and I knew I just *had* to try my hand at making them.

So I made orange peel candy at Carrots. Thanks to Mohan who expertly sliced the peels into strips of just the right thickness for me, the end result was fantastic! But by the time the candy had cooled down, I'd decided to put them into an ice cream instead of dipping them in tempered chocolate.

And so we come to today's recipe...

Almond Orange Chocolate Ice Cream

Almond Orange Chocolate Ice Cream

100 g Almonds
50 g Soymilk Powder
300 g Pure Orange Juice (juice of about 3 oranges with no water added)
30 g Cocoa Powder
100 g Sugar
550 g water
Pinch of Salt
200 g Chopped Candied Orange Peels (recipe follows)

- Grind the almonds and sugar into a fine powder
- Add the soymilk powder, cocoa powder and salt
- Add a little water at a time and blend into a creamy paste
- Blend in the remaining water

- If you have an ice cream maker, turn this mixture into ice cream according to the machine's instructions and stir in the candied orange peels

- If you don't have an ice cream maker then transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze for 8-10 hours
- Re-blend the mixture
- Stir in the candied orange peels and refreeze for 8-10 hours

- Scoop and enjoy! :)

Almond Orange Chocolate Ice Cream

For the Candied Orange Peels:

Peel of 3 Oranges
220 g Sugar
220 g Water

- Slice oranges into thin strips
- Place sugar and water in a *heavy bottomed* saucepan
- Heat until sugar has dissolved
- Stir in the orange peels and cook on a medium flame, stirring once in a while
- The peels should be ready in about 15-20 minutes
- Transfer to a plate immediately
- After they've cooled slightly, gently separate them
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container


  1. This looks super delicious. I've never made ice cream before, but I really want to give it a go.

    1. It's a good recipe for a first time try, Loz. Let me know how it goes. :)

  2. This sounds so good. I love chocolate and orange together.

  3. This looks amazing! I haven't tried to make ice cream yet, but now that I see this recipe I can't wait to try it :)

    1. Great to hear that Sara! :) Let me know how you like it.

  4. I love choc & orange together too, this sounds great

  5. Hi there! Great work! Can i replace soymilk with anything? Plz do tell :-)

    1. Muskaan, you can easily replace it with coconut mylk or cashew mylk. They'll be great in the ice cream. :)

    2. Thnx so much! Ur a Dream come true for aspiring Vegans! Just another thing- the orange juice is to be blended with all other stuff right? If so, does da amount of water change? :-)

    3. Glad to hear that you're finding my blog helpful in your vegan journey. :)

      The water content doesn't have to change because of the juice. This ice cream does tend to be on the icier side anyways, so if you want you could reduce the water as per your personal preference.