Summertime is almost over and school is about to start (thank God), but I am going to miss the heat! Especially for desserts like Orange Creamiscles. They are the perfect past time dessert that remind me of everything great about my child hood summers! Pools, slip and slides, ghost in the graveyard and those hot summer nights eating one of these popsicles. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s was the best!
Creamy, tart, sweet and running down your arm is the only way to eat these orange Creamsicle popsicles. If you aren’t sticky, you are not eating them right! My kids have it down pat!
My inspiration for this dessert actually came from my recent Farmer’s market cookie called the Orange Creamsicle. It’s flavor can be made in to any dessert and it turns out amazing.
Where did Orange Creamsicles originate?
This dessert was invented by Frank Epperson in 1905 at age 11. He enclosed vanilla ice cream within fruit juice. His “Episicle” became known as a creamsicle, dreamsicle, and or popsicle.
In addition, August 14th is actually National Creamsicle day, so my blog post should fit right in!
What is the difference between a Creamsicle and a Dreamsicle?
Inquiring minds want to know the difference? The names are often used interchangeably, but the creamsicle is made with ice cream and a dreamsicle is made with ice milk. Does it truly matter? They are both so delicious!
INgredients and substitutions
How to make an Orange Creamsicles
First, peel your large orange. Next, take all the ingredients and put into a blender or food processor. Process until creamy and thick, but not stiff. If it is too runny, process for another minute.
Freeze popsicles and Serve
Lastly, spoon mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. Once removed from the freezer, let it set on the counter for 5 minutes before removing from the molds. If necessary, run the molds under hot water to loosen the popsicles.
Ice cream desserts!
- Popsicle molds
- Measuring cups
- 6 oz orange juice freshly squeezed or 100%
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large orange peeled
- Add all your ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Pour liquid into popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Fun fact of the day!
An alternative name for a Creamsicle is a 50/50 bar!