Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup vermicelli noodles
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup rose water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup orange zest
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Special Equipment Needed:
- Ice cream maker
- Large pot
- Strainer

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
2. Add vermicelli noodles and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together orange juice, sugar, rose water, lemon juice, and orange zest until sugar is dissolved.
5. Add the cooked vermicelli noodles to the orange juice mixture and stir well.
6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions.
7. Once the mixture is frozen, transfer it to a container and freeze for at least 2 hours.
8. When ready to serve, scoop the orange faloodeh into bowls and top with chopped pistachios and dried cranberries.


Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-7 minutes
Freezing time: 2 hours
Temperature:
Ice cream maker: Follow manufacturer's instructions
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 290
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 57g
Protein: 3g
Sodium: 10mg
Sugar: 37g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Vermicelli noodles can be substituted with rice noodles or angel hair pasta.
- Orange juice can be substituted with any other citrus juice.
- Rose water can be substituted with orange blossom water or vanilla extract.
- Pistachios can be substituted with almonds or walnuts.
- Dried cranberries can be substituted with raisins or chopped dates.

Variations:
- Add fresh orange segments to the faloodeh before serving.
- Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a different flavor profile.
- Add a pinch of cardamom powder for a Middle Eastern twist.
- Replace the dried cranberries with pomegranate seeds for a pop of color.

Tips and Tricks:
- Rinse the cooked vermicelli noodles with cold water to prevent them from sticking together.
- Make sure the orange juice mixture is completely cooled before adding it to the ice cream maker.
- For a creamier texture, add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the orange juice mixture before churning.

Storage Instructions:
Store the orange faloodeh in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

Reheating Instructions:
Allow the orange faloodeh to thaw for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the orange faloodeh in clear glass bowls to showcase the vibrant colors.

Garnishes:
Chopped pistachios and dried cranberries

Pairings:
Serve with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Suggested Side Dishes:
None

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the faloodeh is too hard, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
- If the faloodeh is too soft, freeze it for an additional hour.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure all ingredients are fresh and properly stored.

Food History:
Faloodeh is a traditional Persian dessert made with vermicelli noodles, rose water, and lime juice. It is typically served during the hot summer months to cool down.

Flavor Profiles:
Sweet, tangy, and floral.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve the orange faloodeh as a refreshing dessert after a spicy meal.

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Region: Iranian

Taste: Refreshing, Tangy, Sweet, Citrusy