I cannot believe how FAST the summer is going by. But I guess it always whizzes by. The good news is that there is still a lot of time to enjoy the rest of summer and all that comes with it. Like trying to make your own orange creamsicle popsicles. These orange popsicles only use 4 ingredients, they are naturally sweetened and so easy to make. The hard part is waiting for them to set in the freezer. We’ve had a stinking hot summer here in BC this year so I’m still all about the refreshing treats to cool me down and these creamsicles do just that.
Why You’ll Love These Orange Creamsicle Popsicles
- These orange creamsicle popsicles only use 4 ingredients. Which makes the preparation for these creamsicles VERY EASY.
- The recipe is completely naturally sweetened from the oranges and the dates. So enjoy these orange popsicles, knowing that they are on the healthier side of desserts.
- These orange creamsicle popsicles are super simple to make and are such a refreshing treat to enjoy on those hot summer days. So until that fall weather moves in, these creamsicles will be in my freezer!
- Making homemade popsicles might seem hard and labour-intensive but these creamsicles are the opposite. I swear. There is a long wait time until they are completely frozen but that time doesn’t involve you doing ANYTHING. It takes ten minutes TOPS to get these orange creamsicle popsicles in the freezer and the rest of the time is waiting.
How To Make Creamsicles
So now that it’s August, the panic has started to set in for all the summery things I need to do before Labour Day arrives in September. But I also know I want to stop and smell the roses… or whatever summer flowers are in bloom at the moment. If I don’t get everything done on my list, OH WELL, there is always next year. So I’m going to start small, like by making oodles and oodles of these orange creamsicle popsicles and enjoy them whenever I feel like it.
The best part about making these orange creamsicle popsicles is that they take no time at all to prepare. Start by setting 1 tbsp of orange zest to the side and then peel and chop the 2 large oranges into quarters and add them to a high-speed blender. Next, remove the pits from the dates. It’s important that your dates are soft and gooey as they will be the sweetest and the easiest to blend. If you only have hard dates, let them sit in some hot water for 30 minutes to soften. Either way, make sure those pits are removed before adding the dates to the blender.
Add 1 can (400mL) of full-fat coconut milk to the blender. This is my favourite brand. Full fat is KEY here. Toss in that orange zest and then blend the mixture until it is thick, creamy and completely smooth. Divide the orange creamsicle mixture into 6-8 popsicle moulds. I recently bought a stainless steel one from my local zero waste store and I’m in love with it. The popsicles don’t stick to the inside when they are ready to be eaten. Simply run the orange creamsicle popsicles under a little bit of water and they remove super easily and the clean-up isn’t hard at all. Freeze the creamsicles for roughly 6 hours or until frozen.
And then these orange creamsicle popsicles will be waiting for you when you get home from the beach to cool you down!
For more vegan popsicles, try these!
Creamsicles always remind me of Orange Julius. Such a simply refreshing, perfectly sweet sipper. These orange popsicles are just like that but obviously in popsicle form. They are naturally sweetened, use minimal ingredients, are creamy and so easy to make. You just need a popsicle mould and 4 ingredients to get you started! Bite into an orange creamsicle popsicle with no concern because only clean ingredients are used in this recipe. These orange creamsicle popsicles are a classic summer snack that will hit the spot when you get back from the beach!
- 2 large oranges (peeled and sliced into quarters)
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1 can full fat coconut milk (400mL)
- 6 large medjool dates (gooey and pitted)
- Set aside 1 tbsp of orange zest and then peel and chop up the oranges. Discard the peel. The chopped oranges should measure roughly into 2 cups. Add to a high-speed blender.
- Remove the pits from the dates, and add to the blender. The softer the dates, the better. They will be sweeter and easier to blend. Add a full can of full-fat coconut milk to the blender along with the zest. Blend everything until smooth.
- Evenly divide the mixture between 6-8 popsicle moulds. The amount will depend on the size of your mould and how full you fill them up. Place in the freezer for roughly 6 hours or until frozen.
- Let thaw for a few minutes before enjoying!