My kids think I'm the best mom in the world. Not just because of this clementine ice cream — though that helps. 🙂 My husband, on the other hand, is not a fan. Don't let that scare you, unless you — like he — do not favor fruity desserts. He much prefers something chocolate-y instead. To each his own. More for the rest of us!
This ice cream is best served right away or after chilling for up to an hour. Otherwise, it is too icy from the water content in the juice and chunks of clementines. I don't suggest using Rapadura or Sucanat, as their strong flavor can overpower the citrus. Maple syrup is just right. Feel free to substitute mandarins or oranges for the clementines.
Clementine Ice Cream
This ice cream is best served right away or after chilling for up to an hour. Otherwise, it is too icy from the water content in the juice and chunks of clementines. I don't suggest using Rapadura or Sucanat, as their strong flavor can overpower the citrus. Maple syrup is just right.
Combine all ingredients except the clementine pieces in a blender.
Blend until mixed.
Don't over blend, so you don't whip the cream.
Chill this mixture until quite cold.
Freeze in ice cream maker, according to manufacturer's instructions.
When the mixture is still soft, add the pieces of clementine (about the last 10 minutes of churning).
Serve immediately, or freeze for up to an hour to harden.
*Feel free to substitute mandarins or oranges for the clementines.
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