A delicious and refreshing homemade ice cream on hot summer days – this Victorian orange ice cream is dairy-free and easy and fast to make with just 4 ingredients!
This orange ice cream is a Victorian recipe: it was published in The Home Cook Book in 1877. Give the Victorian orange ice cream a try – it’s so creamy and so delicious, it tastes of summer! And you need just 4 ingredients for the homemade orange ice cream: oranges, sugar, water and egg whites!
If you’re worried about using raw egg whites because of salmonella, I often use raw eggs in my recipes and I’ve never gotten sick from it (but I had food poisoning after eating chicken at a restaurant). I always use fresh organic eggs for ice creams and desserts with raw eggs. And if the eggs are dirty, wash them in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before separating them.
Original Victorian Orange Ice Cream
‘The rind of three oranges grated and steeped a few moments in a little more than a pint of water; strain one pint of this on a pound of sugar and then add one pint of orange […] juice; pour in the freezer, and when half frozen add the whites of four eggs beaten to a stiff froth.’ (The Home Cook Book, 1877, p. 233)
Adapted Victorian Orange Ice Cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- peel from 1 or 2 oranges
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 egg whites
Bring sugar, water and orange rinds to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the orange rinds and let the orange syrup cool. Whisk in the fresh orange juice and beaten egg whites. Freeze in an ice cream maker.
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23 thoughts on “Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free”
This ice cream sounds so refreshing with the orange flavor!
Thanks, Alexandra! 🙂
Sounds delicious! I will have to try this one!
Thanks, Chloe! Let me know how you like it!
This ice cream sounds so refreshing. I could really use some about now with this hot weather. Thank you for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.
Thanks, Amy! 😀
Oh this sounds lovely and refreshing. Would be lovely in this heatwave we are having right now #brillblogposts
Thanks for stopping by, Claire!
My mouth is watering! Visiting from Home and Garden Thursdays! Pinning!
Thanks for pinning, Julie!
This is such a refreshing combination of flavors and a perfect summer treat! Thank you for sharing over at Fiesta Friday! –Deb
Thanks so much, Deb! 🙂
Beautiful photos! Sounds delicious. I’m one of those people who wouldn’t dream of eating raw egg, but I suppose one could use those pasteurized egg whites in a carton (that I’ve never tried before)?
Thanks so much, Jean! I don’t know if it works with pasteurized egg whites. Please let me know if it works!
This looks so refreshing for our hot summer days! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by, Helen!
This sounds wonderful! Sharing on Pinterest!
Thanks for pinning, Kim!
This sounds so good and refreshing for summer. And I love the bonus that it is dairy free! Pinning and you will be the featured post on this weeks Friday at the Fire Station link up!
Thanks for featuring me! 🙂
I’ve never tried orange ice cream, but you’ve convinced me that I need to whip up a batch of this summery dessert.
Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your Victorian Orange Ice-cream at tonight’s party and pinning too.
Thanks for featuring me, Kerryanne! 🙂