Morir Soñando (Milk and Orange) Ice Cream

Morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream recipe - no machine needed

A few weeks back in a conversation with some fellow bloggers I mentioned that eventually I might run out of Dominican dishes to write about. Oops. Hit the panic button!

Not really. I have four words for you: morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream.

Morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream recipe - no machine needed

In 12 years doing this I have gone through about a little over a half of my list of Dominican recipes. Mind you I did not always do this with regularity, there were periods in which I did took a break, but I never stopped. I figure that at the rate I am going I have another decade.  And I not only write about Dominican food, so there’s that too.

Then what?

Morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream recipe - no machine needed

Well, food evolves, some dishes have appeared now that didn’t exist 12 years ago. And I have come up with some dishes that heavily borrow from our cuisine and that some that people have simply adopted as part of our Dominican heritage.

Which is how this dish came about.

Morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream recipe - no machine needed

I love finding new ways to re-design our dishes, new ways to serve them.

They might not be the original ones, but they still retain the essence of our flavors, of our cultural heritage. So no matter how long we keep doing this, there will always be something to write about.

Aunt Clara
Morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream - no machine needed
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You don't need a machine to make this delicious morir soñando (milk and orange) ice cream. Creamy just like the ones from the store, but tastes better.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 4 cups of orange juice
  • 1 qt of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  1. Place the orange juice and heavy cream separately in the freezer and cool for 20 minutes.
  2. Place heavy cream, juice and vanilla extract in a blender. Add sugar to taste and blend.
  3. Pour into a bowl, cover and place back in the freezer.
  4. An hour later scoop back into the blender vase and blend again until it turns into a slurry.
  5. Pour into the bowl, cover and return to the freezer.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 three more times.
  7. Once the ice cream is frozen, serve. If it is too hard, let it rest outside the freezer for a minute before serving.
If you do have an ice cream machine, continue with the machine after step 2.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 scoops
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  • stella montoya June 8, 2014, 9:42 PM

    me gustaria helados sin crema de leche , osea bajos en calorias

  • Marissa Finn May 8, 2014, 2:08 PM

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! It sounds incredible, and I can’t wait to try it once the weather’s warmer in New York. I wanted to share part of my master’s thesis, a self-guided Dominican food tour in NYC. I titled my thesis Morir Sonando after this fabulous drink.

  • Fatima May 7, 2014, 12:50 PM

    muy buenas receta me gustan todas.

  • Kennito November 27, 2013, 4:29 AM

    This is a great recipe! Soo simple. I just finished making 2 batches of this.. I’m sure it will be a hit when it’s time to bring dessert out on Thanksgiving. Thx for sharing!

  • Cathy November 7, 2013, 1:50 PM

    Please ask you a question do you use fresh orange or do you use orange juice to make Milk and orange?

  • Yesy May 2, 2013, 5:59 PM

    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing

  • Suzanne Perazzini April 19, 2013, 7:00 PM

    I hope you never run out of your Dominican recipes. Do you know, I have never ever made ice cream, which is so stange considering how much I like it. I need a recipe like this that doesn’t use an ice cream maker.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook April 19, 2013, 12:29 PM

    I really admire you! 12 years is a long commitment, and I see your hard work. I wish I found your site sooner…but at the same time I’m happy to hear you will have more recipes to share and you are getting stronger! :)

    This recipe is wonderful – such a simple ingredient list and I can almost taste the amazing falvor of the ice cream!

    • Aunt Clara April 19, 2013, 4:35 PM

      I wonder if this is something you have pondered, seeing as you too post about a country’s traditional cuisine.