Arabian Orange Ice

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Before commercial ice cream was available in the Gulf countries, homemade ices were very popular in the summer heat. This is a basic recipe calling for oranges and lemons, but can easily be substituted with crushed , strawberries, or whatever your favorite fruit may be. From "The Arabian Delights Cookbook." Recipe time does not include freezing.



  1. Bring the sugar and the water to a boil.
  2. Boil 5–10 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved; cool slightly and strain if necessary.
  3. Add the juices and rinds, stirring to mix well, or blend in a food processor.
  4. Pour liquid in glass bowl and freeze until slushy.
  5. Use an electric mixer or a food processor to beat the frozen mixture until smooth.
  6. Pour into a container of your choice, and return to the freezer.
  7. Freeze until firm.