Orange Creamsicles

The summer heat has got me overflowing with popsicle ideas, people! I have been trying out lots of different flavors and a few different molds to find my favorite combinations. One of my recent favorites is this recipe for Creamsicles.
Orange Creamsicle is a classic summer flavor in my mind. My first taste of this pop took me right back to my favorite childhood memories (Orange Flintstone Push Ups, anyone?). These pops are smooth and creamy with just the right amount of orange flavor- a not-too-sweet treat that’s the perfect way to complete a summer meal.
You could also substitute other citrus flavors- blood orange, grapefruit, etc- for a tasty twist on the classic. Just make sure to invite me over, okay? I never met a Creamsicle I didn’t like.
 
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Orange Creamsicles
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice (fresh or frozen. you could also use orange juice concentrate for a stronger orange flavor)
  • 1 cup heavy cream or full fat coconut milk (you could also substitute melted/very soft vanilla ice cream)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Let set for 30-60 minutes, then add popsicle sticks. Freeze for another 4-6 hours or until frozen.
  3. When you’re ready to serve, run some warm water along your popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles and serve immediately.

Comments
86 Responses to “Orange Creamsicles”
  1. So creamy and delicious! I love creamsicles, this is so fun!

  2. judy gal says:

    Oh Yummmm! What type of ice pop mold did you use?

  3. Natalie says:

    @Judy gal, these molds are from Wal-Mart! I think they were only a dollar or two. They are white plastic with colored pop inserts, but I just used popsicle sticks instead of the inserts.

  4. SSLewis says:

    Hello. Looks scrumptious, but what can be replaced for the agave nectar? Thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    where do you find agave nectar!

  6. Natalie says:

    Honey can be substituted for the agave nectar. I would actually prefer honey to agave nectar- agave is just really easy to dissolve in cold liquids (but it highly processed!).

  7. Found this link through The Happy Housewife newsletter and I LOVE it! Pinning. Can’t wait to try it.

  8. Anna says:

    Do you think the heavy cream could be substituted for plain yogurt?

  9. Natalie says:

    Anna, I think you could sub yogurt, it just might have a tangier taste.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Look in syrup or honey section for Agave Nectar. Specific stores that have it–Costco, Planet Organic. I’m sure I’ve seen it at Save On Foods too. It is often Organic.

  11. Christina says:

    I just made these and we aren’t eating dairy so I substituted the heavy cream for 2 frozen bananas and a little rice milk. I also used 3 big fresh oranges. No added sweetner, and not extracts. Still turned out sooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe!!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I can’t wait to get some OJ and make these! But I won’t be using agave nectar… The Butter Believer explains it well – http://butterbeliever.com/2011/11/04/is-agave-nectar-a-healthy-sweetener/

    • Tamj says:

      Thanks for the link. I knew agave was bad but couldn’t remember the details. It’s amazing how many well educated people fall for the lies they read in a magazine. One friend was so upset with me for contradicting her ‘good news’ about agave. I’ll continue to make a point to eschew anything containing agave , in spite of my pal’s ire. Ha.

  13. These look great! Can’t wait to try!

  14. Caitlin says:

    I made these two days ago and they still haven’t set up completely. Any ideas as to why that is?

  15. Natalie says:

    Caitlin- the only thing I can think of is that the freezer isn’t cold enough. What sweetener did you use?

  16. The colour of these creamsicles is so beautiful, so innocent. Cream and oranges… Hmmmmm!

  17. Tantalizing! Just pinned it; thank you!

  18. Dana says:

    My daughter found this for our healthy cooking day together. To make it more alkaline, we used canned coconut milk (Thai Kitchen) We used fresh squeezed orange juice and a squirt of Vanilla Cream Stevia and Naval Orange Stevia by SweetLeaf. It was so delicious we wanted to drink it before freezing it, but we did manage to get a good little set of popsicles. The can of coconut milk measured at a cup and three quarters, so we just had equal amounts of juice to milk. That you for the inspiration for such an amazing treat!

  19. Leslie says:

    Greetings,
    I had a idea to share for those calorie conscious people. It’s what I’ll do when I make these. I will make them in ice cube trays for smaller portions saving on calories. Thanks for sharing this – we are trying to go natural and avoid heavily processed foods.

  20. Looks so yummy, it must be a great enjoyment when summer.:)

  21. Kelly says:

    Wow, this looks awesome! My daughter would love these. I just pinned it :-)

  22. Terri says:

    These look so good. Just repinned it. And all the alternative ideas are great.. Thanks for sharing ..

  23. Katie says:

    How many popsicles does this recipe usually make? I’m trying to point it on Weight Watchers and need the number of servings. Thanks!

  24. Izabela judy says:

    I just made it and it is a surprise 4 my mom! i hope she likes it cause so far I DO!! <3 :D :)

  25. Jackie says:

    Great recipe! My girls loved these! The only thing I did different is I used actual oranges instead of orange juice from the jar and they turned out great! I just threw everything in a blender and it worked great!

  26. Jackie says:

    Oh I also used coconut milk…less fattening and tastes great!

  27. Delynn Dell says:

    Has *anyone* discovered ine the USA, the PERFECT POPCICLE MOLDS,
    perhaps 6 – 12 that are nearly *PERFECT?*
    AND, (important part for me, too) doesn’t COST a FORTUNE??
    Please, I reside in Midwest. Would LOVE ANY ideas on products so I won’t have to deal with broken/popcicle stuck inside situation. Be certain to tag my FULL name so I will be alerted & come back & get wonderful tips.
    Have a SPLENDID WEEKEND. Thank you very much for your time!

  28. marina says:

    do you need to add the orange extract?

  29. Bill says:

    Loved the recipe, sets up quick, creamy and zesty. In place of orange extract, used (same amt.) orange zest from an orange in the fridge. Plus, making it more healthy by making it 2/3 2% milk and 1/3 half-n-half – in place of the heavy cream.

    Questions tho -
    1. Mine came out a wee bit icy – not as creamy (even considering that I used half-n-half and 2% milk {above}. How to make more creamy for taste and… (see #2 below)?
    2. My cicles separated – more juice-based at bottom, more cream/milk based at top – how to maintain homogeneous mixture…?

    Thanks for the recipe! It was a great treat for the kids’ last day of school.

  30. These all-natural creamsicles have the most perfect creamy-orange taste and texture. Awesome recipe I will using all summer long. Thanks!

  31. Nadine GUILLEMAIN says:

    Comment avoir les recettes en français merci

  32. Whit says:

    Mixture is separating juice towards the bottom cream at top. Any idea on how to keep together? I used my blendtec to mix.

  33. I am totally crushing on these!!!

  34. Trina says:

    Just a head’s up:
    Found this recipe on Pinterest, but it linked to a different site than yours, and looks like they are not giving you credit for the recipe. http://greatfoodpins.com/?p=3817

  35. Lauren says:

    thanks, natalie, for the yummy recipe! i just linked it to my blog, since it turned out so well!
    http://westsidebestside.com/home/2013/7/23/orange-creamsicles

    ~Lauren

  36. Carla B. says:

    I had whipping cream on hand and used it instead of heavy cream. Somewhat predictably, the mixture curdled, but it still tasted good, so I popped them into the freezer anyway. Just did that, so no results as yet. Does the heavy cream similarly curdle? I would expect so…???

  37. Victoria says:

    I have coconut milk, but I don’t think that it is full fat. Do you think that it will still taste good?

  38. emo says:

    these taste great

  39. Carolyn says:

    I just found this recipe via pinterest. I made these but used 2 fresh oranges, and blue diamond almond milk. Instead of orange extract I had some wild orange essential oil, so I used that. They’re in the freezer and I can’t wait to eat them. Thank you for this recipe. It brings back memories of childhood. Someday when I can afford the calories, I’m going to follow your exact recipe.:)

  40. Sophia says:

    What tastes better heavy cream or coconut milk?

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