I packed more summer into the past two days than I experienced in the past month and a half. It was perfect. From the bikerides, to visiting Boston, to going out for icecream, to having a leisurely BBQ with my husband, this weekend was the best. Sometimes I think that exercising, whether it be bikeriding or going for a run, helps to slow the day down. I’m not quite sure how it works. But it really does seem to be the case.
When Nate and I got back from our 9-mile bikeride last night, I couldn’t believe that it was only 6:30… and that we had the rest of the day to spend together. While he took care of dinner on the grill, I pulled out a treat of my own: Homemade Orange Ice. Super light and refreshing, it was the perfect way to end a fun-filled summer day!
Orange Ice — Makes 6 cups
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 3/4 cups orange juice
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1. In a saucepan combine sugar and gelatin. Stir in 2 cups of the orange juice. (I used Tropicana, because I think they make the best). Cook and stir until sugar and gelatin dissolve. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining orange juice, the milk, orange peel, and if desired, a few drops of orange food coloring. (Mixture may appear curdled).
2. Transfer mixture to a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Cover, freeze several hours or until almost firm. Break mixture into small chunks; transfer to a large, chilled mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth but not melted. Return to pan. Cover and freeze until firm.
Per 1/2 cup: 14o calories, 1 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2 mg chol, 12 mg sodium, 33 g carbo, o g fiber, 2 g pro