About this recipe:These are a lovely Halloween treat for kids. Oranges are hollwed out and carved to look like jack o'lanterns, then filled with a mixture of the fruit and ice cream. Our kids prefer chocolate chip mint ice cream but you can use any flavour. Try and find oranges with thick skins and keep the carving small to minimise the "ooze"!
1.5 litres ice cream - choc chip mint, chocolate, or flavour of your choice
10 bits (3cm long) of thick liquorice
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Method Prep:30min › Extra time:2hr › Ready in:2hr30min
Place the ice cream in a large bowl to soften slightly. Cut off the top quarter of each orange. Level a little rind off the bottom of the oranges, if needed, so the oranges can stand without rolling. Pierce a hole into the cut off tops of the oranges and insert a piece of liquorice to make a “stem”.
Scoop most of the fruit out of each orange leaving a thick shell. Blend the orange fruit well in a blender till it is pureed. Remove any chunky bits and then mix the orange puree in with the ice cream. Place the ice cream back in the freezer.
Cut faces into each orange, two small triangles for eyes and a small crescent for the mouth, or however you wish.
Spoon the ice cream into the oranges. Put all the oranges on a tray, wipe any ice cream off their skins, replace their tops (with the liquorice stems) and freeze for at least two hours before serving.