By Vanessa Greaves

Get your Creamsicle on!

Have you noticed? Creamsicles® are having a major moment. If you've never outgrown your craving for this childhood treat (and why should you?), you'll want to check out all the ways you can enjoy the nostalgia-inducing combo of citrusy orange and creamy vanilla. Inspiring everything from cheesecake to cocktails, it's a forever-young flavor mash-up that never gets old. And orange you glad?

1. Creamsicle® Cheesecake

Too bad the neighborhood ice cream truck didn't have this on the menu. Several reviewers added orange zest to bump up the flavor even more.

Photo by Melissa Goff

Related: Get tips to make perfect cheesecake.

2. Creamsicle® Pancakes

Here's a legit way to eat Creamsicles for breakfast. AmblerGee used freshly squeezed orange juice in the batter, and said the pancakes had a "wonderful, creamy orange flavor."

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Related: Learn how to make light and fluffy pancakes from scratch.

3. Orange Cream Fudge

Jen Gollnick says this creamy, dreamy fudge is a popular treat at her holiday celebrations. (Please add us to your guest list!)

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Related: Get all the tips you need to make perfectly creamy homemade fudge.

4. Williamsburg Orange Cake

Jenn L used this recipe (minus the raisins and walnuts) to make orange Creamsicle cupcakes. Frosting idea: Add orange coloring to most of a batch of buttercream frosting, and pipe on top of cupcakes. Add a dab of white frosting to the very top, and garnish with a wooden popsicle stick.

Photo by Meredith

Related: Learn how to bake rave-worthy cupcakes.

5. Creamsicle® Punch

Orange soda, orange sherbet, and vanilla ice cream get together to make a batch of cool, fizzy refreshment you can share with the kids.

Photo by Meredith

Related: Punch bowls are making a comeback! Get recipes for all kinds of punch to go in them.

6. Orange Dreamsicle Ice Cream

"Absolutely yummy! I used sugar free orange drink mix to cut the sugar a bit and it worked perfectly." -- mauigirl

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7. Orange Cream Cocktail

This one's really for grown-ups only. peachybean added a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and said she wanted to crawl into her glass and stay there forever. No judgement here.

Photo by Christina

8. Pineapple Creamsicle® Smoothie

"Yummy! As soon as I read this recipe I ran to the kitchen to make it!" -- pegvg

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9. Orange Creamsicle Candied Pecans

"This is a good variation on traditional spiced pecans that are served this time of year, but this has a nice twist...a subtle hint of orange." -- lutzflcat

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