Frozen Orange Pumpkins

    2 hours 30 minutes

    There are many versions of this frozen orange treat around. My version entails mixing the orange pulp with the ice cream but you can just use the ice cream straight. They are perfect for Halloween because of their shape but also good for any time of year. Our kids prefer chocolate chip mint ice cream but you can use any flavour. Try and find oranges with thick skins and keep the carving small to minimise the "ooze"!

    Queensland, Australia
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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 1/2 litres ice cream - choc chip mint, chocolate, or flavor of your choice
    • 10 oranges
    • 10 bits (3cm long) of thick licorice

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

    1. Place the ice cream in a large bowl to soften slightly. Cut off the top quarter of each orange. Level a little rind off the bottom of the oranges, if needed, so the oranges can stand without rolling. Pierce a hole into the cut off tops of the oranges and insert a piece of liquorice to make a “stem”.
    2. Scoop most of the fruit out of each orange leaving a thick shell. Blend the orange fruit well in a blender till it is pureed. Remove any chunky bits and then mix the orange puree in with the ice cream. Place the ice cream back in the freezer.
    3. Cut faces into each orange, two small triangles for eyes and a small crescent for the mouth, or however you wish.
    4. Spoon the ice cream into the oranges. Put all the oranges on a tray, wipe any ice cream off their skins, replace their tops (with the liquorice stems) and freeze for at least two hours before serving.

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