Sunday, August 14, 2011


When the ice cream cart at the playground ran out of Popsicles®, this was always a safe bet...

The Creamsicle®, not quite sherbet and not quite ice cream, it had all of the artificial orangy flavor of a Crush with the texture of oozy cream.

Make some at home today, National Creamsicle® Day!

Homemade Creamsicles

  • Two (2) cups (473 ml.) of Orange Juice
  • up to 1/3 cup (80 ml.) of your favorite Honey, not your significant other, silly
  • Four (4) egg yolks
  • Two (2) cups (473 ml.) fresh Heavy Cream
  • Two (2) cups (473 ml.) fresh Whole Milk
  • Four (4) to six (6) drops Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil or 1/4 teaspoon Orange Extract
  • One (1) teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Combine the Honey and the Orange juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Pour the Orange Juice and Honey mixture into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and heat it over a medium flame until reduced by half. Go rinse out the mixing bowl, you'll need it later.

Once the Orange Juice and Honey mixture have reduced down to a viscous syrup, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.

Whisk together the Egg Yolks, Cream, Whole Milk, Sweet Orange Essential Oil or Orange Extract, and Vanilla Extract in the rinsed out mixing bowl. Continue whisking until all of the ingredients are very well combined.

Whisk the cooled Orange Juice and Honey syrup into the Egg and Creme mixture. Whisk everything well to combine.

Pour the creamsicle mixture into your popsicle molds and freeze them until solid, at least twelve hours.

NOTE: If you do not have popsicle molds, try using Dixie™ cups and popsicle sticks. Pour the mixture into Dixie™ cups, place them in the freezer and after four to six hours place popsicle sticks into the center of each cup and continue to freeze for at least an additional six hours.

Recipe adapted from Nourished Kitchen.

For a more "Adult" version, try this :

The Creamsicle® Cocktail

A childhood treat - with a kick! 

  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml.) Vodka or Orange Vodka 
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml.) Triple Sec 
  • 1 oz. (30 ml.) Orange Juice 
  • 1 oz. (30 ml.) Heavy Cream 

Fill a cocktail shaker half-way with ice. Pour in all ingredients.

Shake to a good Disco beat to combine. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

Instead of Heavy Cream and ice, use a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream, and you've got yourself a Dreamsicle Cocktail. Serve in a large stem or hurricane glass.

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