Up close look of ice cream with almonds and mandarin oranges
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ingredients for the recipe on the table
A: Because it is getting some serious buzz in the culinary world and in some very trendy places like NY and LA, it has become pretty popular.
A: I totally get why it might sound strange (it did to me at first). But trust me, it’s pretty amazing! Olive oil adds a rich, smooth, and slightly fruity flavor to the ice cream, enhancing its taste in a unique way and when I added the blood orange version, it was an explosion of flavor. Plus the room temperature silkiness against the cold creamy ice cream, is fabulous.
A: I worked exclusively with vanilla but I can imagine different infused olive oils on different flavors of ice cream. I fully expect I’ll be experimenting for months to come. So, if you hit on a fabulous combo, let me know.
A: I’d recommend a good quality extra virgin olive oil for pure flavor but as you can see, I’ve already deviated with the use of a fruit infused olive oil.
A: Since this is a pretty new trend, I’m guessing you can make up your own rules but I drizzled it on right before serving.
A: Olive oil is well known to be a good for you fat so adding it to a “treat” certainly seems like a good idea to me.
A: Yes you do! LOL Go ahead, give it a try. Try it like you’d try any other new culinary trend. Try a flavored olive oil for even more fun. Try different toppings like I did (fruit and nuts are always good). Before you say, “I’m definitely not putting salt on my ice cream, think of salted caramel, or salt on a watermelon and tomato salad. Sweet and salty go together. You are only using a pinch, so try that too. Enjoy your ice cream adventure!
glass with ice cream drizzled with olive oil, mandarin segments and almonds
glass of ice cream with olive oil, almonds and mandarin oranges
Up close look of ice cream with almonds and mandarin oranges

Blood Orange Olive Oil on Ice Cream

Plain vanilla ice cream gets an upgrade from a drizzle of blood orange olive oil, mandarin segments and sliced almonds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 Served

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • Scoop one cup of ice cream into each of two ice cream dishes or bowls.
  • Drizzle one teaspoon of blood orange olive oil over each serving of ice cream. Top with the orange segments and sliced almonds.  Finish with a pinch of flaky salt.


Serving: 2g
Keyword desserts
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