Orange Vanilla Popsicle Recipe

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Orange Vanilla Popsicles

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!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  • 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!

5 COMMENTS

  1. Sounds amazing…I don’t have cream but our milk is whole…do you think we could make it with three cups of whole milk instead?

  2. You have been KILLING me with these homemade popsicle recipes!

    So anyway, I ended up buying the blender you link to at Target today (was a wash pretty much between Amazon price + shipping and buying at Target locally + tax). I had ordered the mold you link to and extra sticks, and those arrived at my door just after I had tried out the blender by making myself a smoothie with what ingredients I had on hand that sounded like they might be good. (Time to go produce shopping again!) So I decided what the hey, I’ll make my first popsicles in this thing from the smoothie concoction (I added some Truvia to sweeten it a bit more). My freezer is weird sometimes so giving it a long while before I unmold and see how my milk/frozen peaches/grape juice/bee pollen/avocado/Greek yogurt/honey/Truvia ‘sicles turned out! (Does that sound weird? As a smoothie, it actually tasted pretty good I thought!)

    Have printed out all your popsicle recipes. The mocha pudding is the one I can’t wait to try!

    Do you know if Truvia measures the same as sugar? I’d like to use it for sweetener in the recipes if I can. I only have packets on hand right now though. Maybe I could use like one packet per cup of whatever popsicle mix? What do you think?

    Thanks for a great blog and site! And for helping me decide on what blender to buy finally! I cannot afford to be a Vitamix or Blendtec or the like snob. I figure if the Ninja 600 is what you use for your family, it must be pretty good! (Ditto the mold. I’ve also ordered the spatula set and zester you recommend!)

    • Hey Barb WOW you comment gave me such a smile. I hope you enjoy your new blender. I love it myself – nice blender without the Vitamix/Blendtec pricetag.

      On the Splenda – I am honestly not sure on the ratio to use. I don’t use artificial sweetener unless I am at a restaurant and they don’t have sweet tea on the menu – sugar just does not dissolve in cold iced tea if you ask me. So Equal or Splenda will work. I don’t think 1 packet would equal 1 cup though otherwise my cup of sweet tea would be SUPER sweet because I add 2-3 packets.

      What I do with fruit based popsicles is add a little sweetener (sugar or honey) at a time, blend it and taste it until it is sweet enough. The key is that you usually want it to be a touch bit sweeter than what you would eat at room temp because when frozen your taste buds dull the sweetness just a tad.

      I have more popsicle recipes coming too…my 30-days got a lot sidetracked by me being out of town last week and my husband not following my instructions to remove popsicles from molds while I was gone and taking photos of them. Then I got home and have been really sick with some sort of bug the past few days.

      So stay tuned for more popsicles and thanks so much for your kind comment Barb!

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