I am tasked with ice cream for Thanksgiving, & thought orange/cranberry would be fitting. Thought I'd run my ideas by the hive-mind for vetting:
Infuse brandy with peeled zest of one orange, then use that to macerate dried cranberries.
Reduce the juice of 3 oranges over low heat by 2/3 (~12 oz - 4 oz, I'm guessing).
Make a standard custard style vanilla ice cream base. Add grated zest of two oranges to the hot base, strain the base again once cool, add the reduced OJ & infused brandy, chill overnight in the fridge. Add the macerated cranberries at the end. Possibly use this to make profiteroles.
If anyone sees any holes in my thinking or has a suggestion for a better ways to do this, I'd be glad to hear it.