Orange Vanilla Popsicle Recipe
Every day in the month of June we are bringing you a yummy popsicle recipe in our 30-Days of Popsicle Recipes series! Be sure to check back each day to see what new icy-cold Popsicle treats we have in store for you!
I grew up in a small citrus growing community in Southern California (Redlands) where orchards of fresh juicy oranges were ripe for the picking in your own backyard or big 10 pound bags could be bought for $5 from a roadside stand that was really just a table with bags of oranges on it and a coffee can with a slit in the lid and oranges were sold on the honor system.
Back in my hometown there was a little dairy where you could buy ice cream and fresh squeezed orange juice – they literally squeezed it right there while you waited. And they also sold homemade frozen treats. As kids in the summer, we would walk the 4 or 5 blocks to the dairy set tucked into the orange groves to get a ice cream or a popsicle. My favorite was to get a orange creamsicle. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I had a “store bought creamsicle” and man, was I disappointed! What you get at the store is just artificially flavored orange stuff and vanilla ice cream. I never was fond of fake orange flavored anything (or grape for that matter – yulk!).
So here I recreate the orange creamsicle that I grew up with. Made with real cream, vanilla, sugar and most importantly fresh oranges. They are not too orange-y flavored. The vanilla makes the cream somehow more creamy flavored. They are perfect. I urge you to give this orange vanilla popsicle recipe a try. It transports me back to being 10 walking in the orange groves, throwing rotten fruit at my brothers and just enjoying a hot Southern Cali summer day!
- 2 Oranges
- 1 Cup Cream
- 2 Cups Milk
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract
- With a zester zest the oranges and set aside.
- Juice the oranges and strain the pulp and any seeds.
- In the jar of a blender add the orange zest, juice, milk, cream and vanilla extract.
- Blend until well combined.
- Pour into your popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
- Unmold and enjoy!