tangelo creamsicle

April 15th, 2009

I was going to make a fancy dancy dessert for easter, but I spent too much time looking for the perfect one which left no time for actually making dessert (though I will make this cake some day). Most of the recipes for our easter dinner came out of Suzanne Goin’s fantastic book, Sunday Suppers at Lucques and I found a simple springtime dessert in there too: Tangelo Creamsicles. These are super delicious and you need to make them.  A recipe is pretty much unnecessary, all you do is squeeze some tangelos (which I think are oranges crossed with grapefruits?) and pour them over vanilla ice cream. Tangelo juice is on the sour side so you don’t need too much of it (should be about half as much liquid that’s in a root beer float). When we were pouring the juice over the ice cream my husband and I were pretty skeptical.  I mean, it’s pretty much just orange juice and milk mixed together, which sounds totally disgusting.  But instead it turned out to be more like the best creamsicle ever. We will be eating these until I can’t find tangelos anymore.

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7 Responses to tangelo creamsicle

  1. jess says:

    Besides sounding really yummy, tangelo creamsicle is super fun to say!

  2. Erica K says:

    mmm sounds scrumptious! never heard of tangelos before – givin this a try soon;)

  3. Yum! I will try it.
    We don’t have tangelos here. I think they should be a cross between tangerines, and grapefruit (just because in spanish they are called “pomelos”).
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Sounds great, but I’ve never even heard of tangelos.

    I think my in-laws don’t have much faith in my culinary ability, though – I was asked to just bring plates and cups to our Easter get together…

  5. Mom says:

    the picture too is delicious. (I think a tangerine and a pomelo=tangelo; hmmm what would the word be if it were crossed with a grapefruit–your sisters probably can come up with a good one.)

  6. Oreo Fairy says:

    A tangelo can be either a tangerine mixed with a pomelo or a grapefruit. I never knew that before. I was curious and just looked it up and figured I would share :) I think now I need to try tangelo creamsicles..

  7. Karin says:

    Thanks so much for this posting! We served this at our monthly dinner party Friday, which this month fell on Chicago’s first 80 degree day. It was a huge hit! That afternoon I squeezed the tangelos (mineolas) in the backyard while my 10-month old played with one (insisting it was a “ball”); it was one of those experiences I will remember forever me with sticky fingers (I used a lemon reamer) and watching him in his floppy sun hat and short sleeves crawling on the grass and pulling up the dandelions. Thanks!