I just can’t seem to get enough of frozen treats this summer. I am sure none of you are complaining though! Here is another fun combination that is sure to please the OJ lover in your house – creamy orange popsicles or orange creamsicles.
These are made using regular bottled orange juice. You can use freshly squeezed juice, but summer is probably not the best time to buy oranges. Use your favorite brand of orange juice and you are good to go. A quick question here. Are you a pulpy or pulp-free orange juice fan? I prefer the no-pulp version, except if I am squeezing them fresh.
I got the inspiration for these popsicles from Blue Bell’s Creme Pops. Their multi pack consists of orange, grape, green apple and strawberry flavors. They are amazing with an ice cream center covered in frozen fruit juice, which kinda tastes like Kool-Aid (of which I am not a big fan really). So I decided to make my own creamsicles. Now, I cannot replicate the cream-centered popsicles at home, but my creamsicles are just as much fun. (Disclaimer: I have no tie-up whatsoever with either of these brands, but I love ice cream and I love Blue Bell. So if you own Blue Bell, you can call me. I will come work for you as a taste tester!)
To make these creamsicles, you can use heavy cream, vanilla ice cream, yogurt, coconut milk or any of your favorite kind of dairy or non-dairy milk. The flavor ends up being similar to my Orange Julius Smoothie recipe. It will definitely please orange lovers. Now that I think about it, you can totally drink the blended concoction as a smoothie too. Top it with some whipped cream if you are feeling over-indulgent. How awesome would that be?!!
Freeze the pops till solid and enjoy. Experiment with different juice and flavor combinations.
You will need:
- Orange juice – 2 cups
- Heavy cream – 3/4 – 1 cup (can also use regular milk, coconut milk or other kind of milk)
- Vanilla ice cream – a small scoop, melted (optional)
- Sugar – as per taste
- In a bowl or pitcher, combine the juice, cream/milk and melted ice cream. Taste and add sugar if needed.
- Pour into popsicle molds or little drinking glasses, cover and freeze. After about half an hour, when it begins to freeze, stick the popsicle sticks in the glasses and return to freezer.
- Freeze till firm, remove from the molds and enjoy! (Stand the molds in a bowl of warm water for a few seconds and the popsicles will be easier to slide out.)
Enjoy these lovely orange pops over the long weekend. See you next week!
I am sure you would love to take a look at all of my Frozen Treat Recipes so far.
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