Taste the Nostalgia: Terry’s Chocolate Orange Homemade Ice Cream

Enjoy the nostalgic blend of creamy chocolate and zesty orange with our Homemade Chocolate and Orange Ice Cream, inspired by the beloved Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

You know the scene; You’ve got a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in front of you, the familiar round shape wrapped in orange foil, and with anticipation building, you give it a tap, and the chocolate segments break apart, revealing the delicious chocolate segments within.

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That first bite into the creamy milk chocolate, infused with zesty orange, is delicious, familiar, and truly nostalgic.

In this article, we’ll provide some history and background information on the Classic Chocolate treat that is Terry’s Chocolate Orange and we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how you can also recreate this classic in a Homemade Ice Cream.

You can jump straight to the recipe at the bottom of the article, or read along to find out more.

The Iconic Terry’s Chocolate Orange: A Classic with Global Appeal.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a classic confectionary treat with a rich history dating back to 1932!

This iconic confection, shaped like an orange, is renowned for its delicious combination of smooth milk chocolate and zesty orange flavour.

Over the years, it has become a globally adored treat, with people of all ages savouring its unique taste and enjoying the fun of ‘whacking and unwrapping’ to reveal its chocolate orange segments.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange has introduced several variations over the years, but it’s safe to say the Chocolate Orange variety remains the favourite of many around the globe.

Here are some of the variations that have been tried:

  1. Dark Chocolate: A rich and decadent twist on the classic, with dark chocolate enveloping the zesty orange segments.
  2. Mint Chocolate: Infused with cool and refreshing mint flavour, offering a delightful combination of mint and citrus.
  3. Toffee Crunch: Featuring toffee bits for a sweet and crunchy contrast to the smooth chocolate and orange.
  4. Exploding Candy: Filled with tiny candy pieces that “explode” with flavour when you bite into them.
  5. Popcorn: A unique variety that incorporates the sweet and salty goodness of popcorn.
  6. Snowball: Typically released during the holiday season, this version contains white chocolate and other festive ingredients.

These variations provide an intriguing selection of flavours for those who appreciate the classic Terry’s Chocolate Orange but are looking for something a bit different.

From Classic Confectionery to Homemade Ice Cream

It’s the famous Terry’s Chocolate Orange that has inspired our Homemade Chocolate and Orange Ice Cream. This frozen dessert brings this all-time favourite flavour combination to a new level of enjoyment!

We are always looking for new flavour combinations for our ice creams and when Terry’s Chocolate Orange was mentioned as being a friend’s favourite sweet treat, we thought, why not give it a go in an ice cream format?

Through a bit of dabbling and experimentation, trying to get the balance of chocolate and orange right, we’ve managed to capture the essence of this iconic treat in our homemade ice cream.

Admittedly, you don’t get that same thrill of tapping it and having the segments splay apart, sorry, but you do still get that delicious combination of chocolate and orange!

It’s not only about the Nostalgia, there’s goodness in this too!

As with all things, moderation is key, and Homemade Chocolate and Orange Ice Cream, when enjoyed in moderation, offers a refreshing combination of flavours with some surprising health benefits too.

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate with high cocoa content, is renowned for its antioxidant properties. It can potentially improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and even enhance cognitive function.

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On the other hand, oranges are packed with vitamin C, providing a natural boost to your immune system and contributing to skin health.

When these two ingredients come together in a creamy ice cream, you get not only a tasty treat but also a dessert that provides a dose of wellness with every spoonful.

Now we’ve learned about Terry’s Chocolate Orange and the combining of these flavours in a Homemade Ice Cream, let us show you how you can make your own.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream with an Orange Coulis.

Here’s our recipe for Homemade Chocolate and Orange Ice Cream with a separate chocolate base and orange coulis. When we make ours, to set the flavours apart we make a chocolate ice cream base and then a separate orange coulis, which we then combine and put in the freezer to set.

This allows you to have a little chocolate if you want, or some of the coulis and then some of both of the flavours combined. Giving you options on how you can enjoy the flavour combinations.

Of course, you might want to swirl the coulis into the chocolate ice cream before it’s fully set, as then you get bursts of orange with the chocolate. It’s entirely up to you and your taste preferences.

Here are the ingredients and instructions you need:


For the Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 300ml double cream
  • 300ml whole milkTaste the Nostalgia Terry's Chocolate Orange Homemade Ice Cream image 2 chocolate ice cream scoops in glass dished with an orange halved and chocolate pieces scattered frosted fusions frosted fusions
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Orange Coulis:

  • 2 large oranges
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange


For the Chocolate Ice Cream:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the double cream and whole milk. Heat over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat and add the finely chopped dark chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and granulated sugar until it becomes pale and slightly thickened.
  3. Gradually pour the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling. Return this mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Be careful not to let it boil.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight.

For the Orange Coulis:

  1. Zest one of the oranges and set the zest aside. Squeeze the juice from both oranges.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, granulated sugar, and the orange zest. Heat over low heat, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Simmer the mixture for about 10-15 minutes, or until it thickens into a coulis consistency. Remove from heat and allow it to cool completely.

Assembling the Ice Cream:

  1. Churn the chocolate ice cream base in your ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions.
    1. NB: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make this recipe. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze. Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture vigorously with a fork to break up any ice crystals that are forming, repeating this process for about 3-4 hours or until the ice cream is firm. Please also check out our post – Homemade Ice Cream: Without an Ice Cream Maker – to learn more.
  2. In the last few minutes of churning, pour the orange coulis into the ice cream machine to create swirls or ripples of orange throughout the chocolate ice cream.
  3. Transfer the ice cream to a lidded container, alternating layers of ice cream and remaining orange coulis.
  4. Freeze the ice cream for a few hours until it’s firm.
  5. Serve the ice cream in scoops, and enjoy the option of separate chocolate and orange flavours or a delicious combination of both.

This Homemade Chocolate and Orange Ice Cream is a delicious representation of the classic Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

We hope you have enjoyed our article discussing all things Terry’s Chocolate Orange and our transformation into a deliciously nostalgic Homemade Ice Cream.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a comment below and we would love to hear from you if you do give this recipe a go.


  1. What a delightful blend of nostalgia and flavor! Terry’s Chocolate Orange has always been a beloved treat of mine, and your recipe brings that classic taste to a whole new level. 

    The step-by-step guide is incredibly helpful, and the idea of having options to enjoy the separate chocolate and orange flavors or a combination of both is a fantastic touch. I can’t wait to try making this ice cream and savoring the nostalgia of Terry’s Chocolate Orange in every bite. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! 😋🍫🍊🍦 #ChocolateOrangeIceCream #HomemadeTreats 

    • Hey Thomas,

      Thanks for your comment. So glad you appreciate our recipe and it brought back nostalgic memories for you. 

      We love experimenting and creating unusual flavour fusions and this Terry’s Chocolate Orange Ice cream worked incredibly well. Just like our Homemade Cherry Bakewell Ice Cream – a favourite nostalgic dessert, transformed into a delicious homemade Ice Cream perfectly. Check out our post – Classic Cherry Bakewell: In a Homemade Ice Cream.

      Glad you like the options we offer in serving, of course when making homemade ice cream yourself you can adapt the serving suggestions to exactly your needs, but we like it that way, so we can enjoy the flavours uniquely and combined.

      Please do let us know how you get on with making yours!

      Thanks again for your comment. #frostedfusions #homemadeicecream #deliciousnessinascoop

      Cherie :o)

  2. This sounds so good! I love Terry’s chocolate orange and will be trying this soon!

    Do you think you could try developing an After Eights or Mint Matchmakers flavour? It’s getting close to Christmas and they’d be perfect flavours for the Christmas holidays.

    Also, have you experimented with lower calorie options? That would be a good section to add to your site.

    Best wishes


    • Hey Chris,
      Thanks for dropping by. Glad that you appreciated our article and that Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a favourite of yours. It’s certainly a favourite of ours too.

      Great ideas regarding the upcoming festive season. We have thanksgiving article in prep stage that we’re looking forward to presenting and following that a selection of festive articles that will highlight various flavours that will fit perfectly with the Xmas season soon to be upon us!

      Re your question on low fat recipes, please check out our article – https://frostedfusions.com/low-fat-homemade-ice-cream-indulgence-without-the-guilt/ – which provides details on alternative methods of creating homemade ice cream whilst respecting a low fat diet approach.

      We also have articles that focus on Diabetes, the use of Natural Sweeteners and Wholesome Vegan options, all of which drive home a low fat approach to homemade ice cream.

      We’re keen to ensure Homemade Ice Cream can be accessible to all, no matter your dietary needs.

      Look forward to hearing how you get on with your recreation of our Terry Chocolate Orange Ice cream.
      Thanks again for dropping by.
      All the best
      Cherie :o)

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