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Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
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The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Melissa’s Produce.

Few things beat a fresh slice of citrus fruit, except maybe a scoop of this Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Rich and smooth in texture with refreshingly bright flavor from the zest and juice of seasonal, California-grown Ojai Pixie Tangerines, get your hands on a few of these orange gems while they’re ripe and mix up this chilly dessert to the celebrate the final weeks of citrus season!

Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  • 2 1/2 cups Heinen’s heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s whole milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 4 Heinen’s cage free egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 4 Pixie Tangerines
  • 1/2 cup Pixie Tangerine juice


  1. In a saucepan, add the cream, milk and half of the sugar.
  2. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla beans into the saucepan and drop in the vanilla bean pods.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract and the tangerine zest.
  4. Stirring often, scald the saucepan contents until small bubbles appear around the edge of the pan, then remove from the heat.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until smooth, like a ribbon.
  6. Pour some of the scalded liquid into the egg mixture and mix well. Add that back to the scalded liquid in the saucepan and cook over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  7. Strain the mixture into a bowl and stir in the tangerine juice. Place the mixture in the refrigerator and chill completely.
  8. Place in an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacture’s directions.

Pixie Tangerine Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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