Frost On The Pumpkin


  • Makes12 servings
Frost On The Pumpkin

Photo: popartichoke/Flickr

This is a good place to practise various faces in a miniature for future use on a full-size pumpkin. Perfectionist children will welcome this opportunity. Although you may experiment with creating faces out of cloves or other things to poke into the orange shells, I find a permanent marker is a lot more straightforward.


  • 12 oranges

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 3/4 cup orange juice

  • 2 tbsp orange rind

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream


  • Cut the tops off the oranges and carefully scoop as much of the pulp from inside as possible. Decorate the shells to your heart's content and set aside.

  • Using your hands, squeeze the juice out of the orange pulp so that you have at least ¾ cup (175 mL). (This is a yucky, messy job best left to a child, if possible.) Combine the orange juice, lemon juice and sugar and stir to mix well. Add the grated rind and blend in the ice cream. Scoop this mixture into the orange shells and freeze.

  • These are best removed from the freezer about 30 minutes before you plan to serve them to allow them to soften slightly.

This article was originally published on Aug 22, 2012

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