Orange-Honey Ice Cream

Makes 3 cups


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 6 egg yolks
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Special Equipment

  • ice cream maker


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the cream, milk, and orange zest to a boil over medium-low heat
  2. In a separate bowl, ribbon the egg yolks, sugar, and honey
  3. Once the cream mixture has boiled, remove from the heat and temper in the egg mixture. Bring back to heat and cook until the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon (nappé stage). This should take about 5-6 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and orange juice 
  5. Strain into a sealable container. Let cool, and chill in fridge overnight to let the flavors meld
  6. Spin in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions
  7. Transfer to a sealable container & freeze for at least 4 hours before serving