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5-ingredient Blood Orange Ice Cream
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Healthy Blood Orange Ice Cream

Servings: 8 cups
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This 5-ingredient Blood Orange Ice Cream is sweet, tart, citrusy, and oh so satisfying.  No need for the heavy cream, white sugar, artificial flavors, and artificial food dyes!  This is the perfect ice cream to indulge in!  Compared to store-bought ice cream, this is lower in calories, fat, and sugar, and higher in protein!


  • 32 oz Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 16 oz Half and Half
  • cup Truvia Spoonable
  • 1 cup Blood Orange Juice (freshly squeezed**)
  • 1 tbs Blood Orange Zest
  • ½ tbs Xanthan Gum


  • Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
  • In a blender, add the yogurt, half and half, and Truvia.  Blend until smooth.
  • Add in the blood orange juice and zest and blend again.
  • Lastly, add in the xanthan gum and blend until completely smooth.
  • Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the "stir" speed. Pour the ice cream "batter" into the ice cream bowl and churn (I let it run for about 25 minutes).
  • Transfer the mixture into a freezer-proof container (I used two 32oz soup containers), cover, and freeze until it's the texture you prefer. Scoop into bowls and serve!

Recipe Notes

  • **This was 7 blood oranges for me. Mine were fairly small, but in my experience, no matter what the size, blood oranges just aren’t very juicy, especially compared to regular oranges.
  • This ice cream freezes hard... which is normal when you don't use a bunch of heavy cream and sugar. All you gotta do is let it thaw on the counter for ~30 minutes before scooping or in the fridge for ~6 hours.  You can also add 2 tbs of vodka to the recipe (because alcohol doesn't freeze).
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Blood Orange Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Keyword: High Protein, Sugar Free