We love to swap citrus-based recipes. Here are some all-time favorites of ours, directly from our groves (and our grandmas).

Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You’ll please every mashed potato lover this Thanksgiving by serving this delicious, lightly spiced sweet potato delight.

Orange Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup warmed milk
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Orange zest and candied ginger for garnish


  1. Put sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook until potatoes are tender and then drain water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, cream cheese, orange juice and milk.
  4. Slowly mash together with a potato masher or fork until all lumps are gone.
  5. Mix in brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
  6. Serve with a little orange zest and candied ginger on top.

Serves 12