With summer here the kids and I are trying to think of fun summer treats to keep us cool. The kids absolutely love orange creamsicles but of course, with all of our food sensitivities I am hesitant to buy treats like that. It’s always best to make our own when we can. These Homemade Orange Creamsicles are so easy to make, with just 3 ingredients, and the kids love to help! There’s nothing quite like enjoying a treat you get to help make. Enjoy this easy orange creamsicle recipe.
Easy Homemade Orange Creamsicle Recipe
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- optional: orange extract or orange essential oil
This recipe makes about 8 pops.
Orange Creamsicle Recipe Instructions:
In the bowl of a stand mixer blend the cream cheese until it is soft and creamy.
Slowly add the orange juice to the cream cheese. You don’t want to add it all at once or you’ll end up with a lot of splatter. Mix the juice and cream cheese until it is blended. The creamsicles have a very mild orange flavor with just the orange juice, which my family loves. For a more powerful orange flavor you can add a bit of orange extract (try 1/2 tsp of orange extract or 8 drops of orange essential oil).
After the orange juice and cream cheese are blended, slowly add the whipping cream and mix on high. The mixture will begin to thicken but will not become as thick as whipping cream. It should still be thin enough to easily pour.
Pour the orange creamsicle mixture into your popsicle mold and transfer them to the freezer. Freeze for several hours or overnight to insure they are frozen solid. The creamsicles melt a little faster than a traditional popsicle so you’ll want them to be frozen all the way through!
Remove them from the freezer and run the bottom of the mold under warm water for a few seconds to help them release.
Pop them out and enjoy!
These homemade orange creamsicles are creamy, delicious, and taste like summer!
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Do you think you will try this orange creamsicle recipe? I hope you enjoy this creamy, summery treat!