Christingle Ice Cream

In Christmases past, the ones with my family in the USA, my mom always put a chocolate orange in my stocking.

It was the best part of my stocking.

In the USA they were only available during the holiday season, so it was weird when I moved to the UK and I could have a chocolate orange whenever. However I still only ever buy them during the holiday season.

Lucky for me it I the holiday season!

When I was given an opportunity to create a Christmas inspired ice cream I had so many ideas, but didn’t know if I should go traditional Christmas flavors or go with something a little more personal.

I settled on personal and made a Chocolate Orange Ice Cream. It’s smooth, creamy, and delicious. It reminds me of Christmas!

I named it Christingle Ice Cream after the traditional “Christmas Orange” and because it makes is sound more Christmasy!

Christingle Ice Cream

175g Terry’s Milk Chocolate Orange
55g Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange
375ml double cream
375ml whole milk
150g sugar
generous pinch of salt
4 egg yolks
120g Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange, chopped

Make sure you’re ice cream maker pot has been in the freezer for at least 24 hours and don’t take of the freezer until you are about to use it. Always follow the manufactures instructions. Prepare an ice bath.

Melt the milk and dark chocolate with the double cream in a bowl over a simmering pot of water. Gently stir until melted and set aside.

In a saucepan warm the milk, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks together. Once the milk mixture is warm slowly pour over the egg yolks, whisking the whole time. Pour back into the saucepan and stir continuously until the custard coats the spatula and you can run a finger through it and it leaves a line.

Pour the custard through a sieve into the melted chocolate mixture. Place the bowl in the prepared ice bath and stir until mixture is cool.

Chill the mixture thoroughly in the fridge, before freeing in the ice cream maker according to the ice cream makers instructions! Towards the end of churning add the chopped dark chocolate.

Eat right away or place in a container and freeze until ready to serve!

notes: I was sent the Kenwood Ice Cream Maker to use in this blogging Challenge hosted by Curry’s. Information on Christingle found here. A couple holiday seasons ago I made Chocolate Orange Brownies! Yum! The recipe is adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. Buy 1 milk and 1 dark chocolate orange and you have enough chocolate to make this ice cream, switch them around however you want. Or use all dark or all milk? Whatever suits your tastes!


  1. Delicious Lisa - chocolate and orange just says Christmas doesn't it?


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