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Not to long ago, I made a Honey Tangerine Ice Cream for some friends of ours. They enjoyed it so much, they asked for more. But sadly, I found out that Honey Tangerines were now out of season. I must have just squeaked in, because that was only a few weeks ago. So, I went on a hunt for another type of citrus to use. That is when I stumbled upon the Page Mandarin. I asked the produce worker if I could sample one. In one bite, I knew this would make for a great ice cream.
Page Mandarins are a medium size citrus fruit, with medium-thin, leathery rind. They are a reddish-orange when mature. Once cutting into it, I was taken back by the deep orange flesh. And oooh so juicy! They are known as one of the best mandarins for juice. Page mandarins ripen in the winter, which explains their disappearing act on me now. :)
This ice cream turned out smooth and creamy, light and refreshing. The rich and sweet flavors of the page mandarin are perfect for the warming temperatures. For fun, quick treat… freeze this ice cream in small Dixie cups (3oz) and put a popsicle stick in the center. As the kids speed through the house, racing from the front door to the back door, hand them a Honey Page Mandarin Pop to enjoy outside.