Orange Ice is a treat I remember having often on summer days when I was young. I found this recipe in my mom’s recipe box. It is one she copied down from my Grandma Dora on one of her visits down the road to her house. My mom was a city girl, but when she married my dad, she fell in love with my dad’s parents and their country life too. My mom knew very little about “farm things.” She has fond memories of sitting in the backyard with my grandma and great-grandma learning to shell peas or cutting out crafts for Sunday School and asking questions about everything. She said she remembers looking over at my great-grandma and seeing a twinkle in her bright blue eyes as she listened.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 grated orange rinds
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
Make syrup of water and sugar, cooking 10 minutes after coming to boil. Add fruit juices and grated rind (if using). Let stand 15 minutes. Strain out orange rind (if using), cool and pour in tray and freeze.
I usually put this in a casserole dish and then cut it out in chunks to serve. I think it would also work well in popsicle molds for kid friendly fare. I hope you try it out and let me know what you think!
Happy Cooking! Amy