Orange Vanilla Frozen Custard Recipe

I love an ice cream that is full and rich of flavor and things your diet doesn’t allow. As a kid, Dreamcicles (or Creamcicles) were the best from the ice cream truck that drove through the neighborhood with his bells that worked like a dog whistle on every kid. We ran out of our houses, backyards, and off the playground to get our hands on a sweet cold treat.

Well, as I got older and my taste for ice cream became more refined, but still leaving me giddy like that kid, I found that orange and vanilla brought back so many happy childhood memories. Well, now when it comes to ice cream, I crave frozen custard. It can’t get much richer in flavor and texture. As we mentioned on the show, Kopp’s Frozen Custard in the Milwaukee area is the best I have had. Below is a recipe I found from the Food Network so you can make frozen custard at home since many are probably not close enough for Kopp’s, but if you are…. watch the flavor forecast daily, because there is always something good.

Here is today’s recipe:


1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

How to Make It:

Whisk the cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk the eggs, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan; whisk in the cornstarch mixture and the remaining 1 cup milk until smooth.

Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring, until thick enough to coat a spoon, 7 to 8 minutes (do not boil). Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, then set the bowl in a larger bowl of ice water. Add the cream and stir until cool. Remove from the ice bath; stir in the vanilla, and orange juice concentrate. Cover and chill until cold.

Freeze the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

It is a little more effort than a traditional ice cream, but well worth it. Please let us know what you make and how it turned out.

The Custard Eater

The Custard Eater (Photo credit: .michael.newman.)