Homemade Creamsicles

Orange creamsicle recipeIs it summer time yet? It must be around the corner because lately I have been in the mood for icy cold sweet treats. Last week we went a little ice cream crazy with this recipe and also indulging in some delicious local ice cream. And this week I’m branching out to popsicles.

Homemade creamsiclesWell, not just popsicles. These are creamsicles. I think normally if someone was like, “Hey would you like to try some milk in your orange?” I would think: 1.) Who goes around offering up milk to people’s beverages? Is that a job? I want that job. 2.) No. Gross. Milk and orange aren’t a thing.

But actually they totally are. Orange creamsicles are the BEST and conjure up childhood food memories.

OrangesOrange Creamsicles, make 8 standard size popsicles (may vary based on your mold size).

4-5 oranges (8 oz. orange juice)
2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup heavy whipping cream

First extract the juice from the oranges. If you’re too busy and important to stand around juicing oranges, you can use store bought orange juice.


Fresh squeezed orange juiceBlend together the orange juice, ice cream and zest until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, but leave the top 1/4 empty. Using a whisk, or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. You don’t want firm whipped cream, just firm enough that it won’t too quickly seep into another liquid. Spoon the whipped cream on top of the creamsicles, add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

How to make creamsiclesYou can use any kind of fruit juice you prefer. I think next time I might try grapefruit. 🙂 These are a fun snack to serve at a backyard picnic party or by yourself in front of the TV watching Game of Thrones. Either way. I think both options sound just perfect. 🙂 xo. Emma

Orange Creamsicles

Servings 8


  • 4-5 oranges 8 oz. orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. First extract the juice from the oranges. If you're too busy and important to stand around juicing oranges, you can use store bought orange juice.
  2. Blend together the orange juice, ice cream and zest until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, but leave the top 1/4 empty. Using a whisk, or a stand mixer with a whisk attachement whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. You don't want firm whipped cream, just firm enough that it won't too quickly seep into another liquid. Spoon the whipped cream on top of the creamsicles, add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
  • I just made these and they smell divine! I love to take photos of my belly, as I am pregnant and expecting in October 🙂

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  • My sister and I made these today! We took your advice and are freezing them overnight but I cannot wait to taste them tomorrow. We will definitely be taking photos and editing them with your “A Beautiful Mess” iPhone app which we are both loving. The process was so fun and simple, we shared many giggles and enjoyed every aspect from purchasing ingredients to blending the flavours . Unfortunately we only had 6 popsicle moulds so with the rest, we frozen them in a “mini muffin” pan. Nobody can deny how pretty they are! Thanks for sharing Emma!

  • I made these once and accidentally found that if you pour in the cream when the inside of the popsicles are liquidy but the outside is frozen, it sort of sinks and fills in the centers like store-bought creamsicles.

  • These look SO FREAKING GOOD and I can’t wait to try them for summer! I’m going to try them with maybe some sort of strawberry juice!



  • This is such a good idea! Thank you for the recipe! Can’t wait to use it for the summer.

  • No way. I was seriously just Googling creamsicle recipes two days ago. Great minds think alike. 😀 I can’t wait to try yours!

  • Seems so Delicious!!!! nhami!!!!


  • Oh these look soooooo refreshing for summer! xxx


  • Yum, these sound amazing!! I might have a look around for the molds, but I don’t think I’ll have any lunch until it’s summer here again…

  • I love it when things are just simple and perfect. I’m going to be on the lookout for Popsicle molds.

  • YUM! yumyumyum. I made grapefruit creamsicles a few months back and they were divine. I’ll have to give these a try!


  • These creamsicles look really good! And your writing is so funny ;).

  • Cost Plus or World Market is Promoting Popsicle recipes, and molds lately. I tried the juice from California navel oranges with some sugar and heavy cream. Tastes very good too. It’s allergy season here so extra vitamin C on a sore throat is helpful.

  • I would love to try this so badly! Sadly, I have allergy for oranges;( I looove unexpected combinations! A little bit of fresh ginger in creme brulee are also a great one!

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  • mmm… that looks delicious! If Summer decides to come to Germany (i highly doubt it, but still) I’m going to prepare these beuties.

    Now that I think about it, I’m going to prepare them anyway! Screw you, German weather!!!


    Have a nice Saturday!

  • So yummy, fresh and light. I can’t wait to try them!
    YAY for Summer and summer treats! 🙂

  • Yum!! Pining this for when it’s summer here in New Zealand.

    Carina xx

  • Yum!!! Definitely making these for the kids (and ME) when the weather gets a bit warmer over here.

  • Mmmmmmm, these look incredible!!! I need to make these! #Pinning!


  • This makes me want summer more than ever.


  • those look sooo tasty! and sound simple enough that i actually might try and make them!


  • These looks freaking delicious and FRESH. Mmmmm. Tummy cravings!


  • These look so fresh and delicious! A great summer treat!

  • They look delicious! I’ll have to have a crack at making these! x
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  • Omg these look amazing. The citrus flavor of oranges blend magnificently with the creaminess. As a kid, I loved the orange Popsicles with the vanilla ice cream in the middle. Regular oranges seem great too, but I can imagine how they would taste using blood orange. YUM!!

  • I love making my own ice lollies


  • Homemade popsicles are my favourite! You can literally do whatever you want! Those look super delish. I recently made a basil lime popsicle. Yum!

    Jourdan, http://allandcompass.blogspot.ca/

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  • So funny I’ve never dissected one to think it had milk and orange together. So gross. But hello amazing!!

  • Wow! These look great.. i might experiment with some lime ones!
    Thankyou for the inspiration! 🙂 x

  • Oh my goodness!! YUM!!

    Lulu xx


  • YUM! I’m trying these for defs!

    Turquoise Flamingo

  • I feel like by the time I juice the oranges, I’ll just want to drink orange juice 🙁 I have no patience…

  • Icecream and Game of Thrones – can’t get better than that!


  • Oooh, another must make for this summer!! Thanks!!

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  • BRILLIANT. I love creamsicles. Did you add any sugar to the whipped cream, or was it enough by itself?

  • Going on a small trip tomorrow and I have Game of Thrones Season 1 and 2 on my Tablet ready to devour it!!


  • These look delicious! I can actually imagine tasting them

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  • “If you’re too busy and important” Lol oh they look so goood!!! We are in the middle of the autumn here in Chile, but I’ll give them a try anyway, the sun peeks out every now and then, and creamsicles are always a good treat 🙂

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  • I have never been a huge fan of creamsicles. The memories they conjure up for me are of my mom and sister loving them and me being forced to try one 🙂
    BUT, this recipe sounds great! I can’t wait to try it. I also can’t wait for the next time I am in Springfield so that I can try Elle’s.

  • Wow these are so beautiful. What a perfect early summer recipe!

  • Man, I should have asked for popsicle molds for my birthday! This sounds like a great recipe to try once it gets warmer outside!

  • Fascinated by these… but also Game of Thrones! Heard so much about it but not watched it yet.Rx


  • Haha it does sound gross when you think about it – milk and orange… but I love Creamsicles! They are the best! Do you remember Orange Julius? Those were pretty amazing too, like a Creamsicle smoothie…

    Have a great weekend!

  • Those look delicious! I love the way they are kinda ombre.

    xo Lisa

  • hahaha! Your writing is too funny. But it’s true! In theory it sounds nasty. Great recipe though! I’ll absolutely be trying it!

    Juliette Laura

  • I was scouring the interwebs just the other day to find a good creamsicle recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Yay! Creamsicles for summer! Thanks for the recipe! My fiance loves these! Have a wonderful weekend.


  • Oh my, I LOVE ice cream, and Game of Thrones!! Perfect combination 😀

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  • ouu looks delicious!!

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  • Oh my god this is so perfect! You made me hungry! Looks delicious xx


  • These are beautiful! I love all your recipes so much. I love orange ice cream, so I’ll definitely try this! Btw, love your blog altogether 🙂

  • Oh man! It’s been sweltering hot here in FL so a creamsicle would be PERFECT right about now!! Yum!!
    xo Heather

  • So they match you say. If you say so I will try them, they seem good

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  • Thanks for sharing. Lovely photos!


  • I used to eat so many of these when i was younger! Would love to make them myself sometime and the one with grapefruit seems delicious too!


  • Looking very yummy! I can’t wait for summer.

  • I’ve been drinking milk w/orange juice (+ 2 tablespoons of sugar) since I was a child. Hubby finds it groooossss; and me delicious. Funny though that he does like store bought creamsicle. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Emma your writing style is just hilarious.
    “No. Gross. Milk and orange aren’t a thing.”
    You make me laugh so much! OH and these creamsicles look freaking delicious.


  • These look absolutely amazing, and I would LOVE to try this recipe with other flavors too! I can’t wait… but first things first, I need a popsicle mold!

  • Mmm these look really yummy! Our local ice cream shop currently has orange creamsicle as their third flavor and I have really been jonesing for some…after seeing this I just might have to walk over there today and get some! 🙂

  • yumo! i looooove orange creamsicles. if someone is super fluent in dairy alternatives…please share. thanksssssss 🙂

  • Adorable! I just love these.
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  • What! Yes! These look delicious! And I just pulled out my popsicle maker again, haven’t used it in quite a few months. I must make these!

  • God they look good, I’m pregnant and can not get enough of anything that’s frozen right now!

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  • What kind of popscicle mold do you use? Can you post a link? I love this shape and am having the hardest time finding a good mold!

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