I created these spiced orange ice cream sandwiches as ‘hot & cold cross buns’ for Good Friday, using a cross template cut from cardboard to decorate the top. They’re great anytime though decorated with other shapes, such as a heart for Valentine’s Day, or left plain. The flavouring for the ice cream is inspired by Janni Kyritsis’ spiced orange salad (see the video below for another of Janni’s super easy desserts). Buy the best quality ice cream you can, or make your own and incorporate the orange zest and juice into the custard. You may need to order the brioche in advance from your baker or patisserie. I love the vivid green pistachios from Saffron & More and aromatic ras el hanout from Harkola. If you can’t find cedro or candied clementine, use candied oranges or any other candied fruit you like. As for a drink – I like a little Cointreau on ice or straight up with my spiced orange ice cream sandwiches. This recipe makes enough ice cream for 10 sandwiches, eat any leftover within a week or so, as the texture’s best when it’s fresh.
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