• Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings


  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 0.25 cup water
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 Sunkist® Cara Cara oranges
  • 1 quart vanilla or coconut ice cream, for serving


  1. Start by supreming the Cara Cara oranges.
  2. Squeeze any excess juice from the remaining flesh into a small 2-3qt saucepan, along with the water, sugar, and salt.
  3. Set the pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Add the vanilla bean seeds and whisk a few times to combine. Add the pod and the supremed Cara Caras and gently mix one or twice to combine. Bring everything to a gentle simmer, without stirring, for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and let cool to room temperature before transferring to a sealable container.
  6. The Cara Caras can be enjoyed once cooled or can be placed in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours (or until well-chilled).
  7. To serve, spoon the segmented oranges along with some of the syrup over a few scoops of ice cream and enjoy.