Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free

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!

Victorian Orange Ice Cream

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!

Victorian Orange Ice Cream Recipe

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.

Homemade Orange Ice Cream


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)


Victorian Orange Ice Cream - Dairy-Free


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.


Creamy Orange Ice Cream - Dairy-Free


More Historical Orange Recipes

-> 1920s Orangeade Recipe

-> 1920s Orange Meringue Pie


Old-Fashioned Orange Ice Cream

23 thoughts on “Victorian Orange Ice Cream – Dairy-Free

  1. 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.

  2. This is such a refreshing combination of flavors and a perfect summer treat! Thank you for sharing over at Fiesta Friday! –Deb

  3. 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!
    Miz Helen

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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