10 Ways to Satisfy Your Creamsicle Cravings
If you've never outgrown your childhood craving for a Creamsicle® (and why should you?), you'll want to check out all the ways you can enjoy citrusy orange and creamy vanilla swirled together to create the taste of an endless summer. Inspiring everything from cheesecake to cocktails, it's a forever-young flavor that never gets old. Orange you glad?
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. MegnutDS says, "I just made this and it was delicious. I took the advice of other reviewers and added 2 tablespoons of orange zest. Tasted exactly like an orange Creamsicle! Everyone loved it!"
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." South_Kakalacki topped hers with cream cheese and drizzled them with orange juice, too.
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
Orange Cream Cake I
"Remember those yummy treats on a stick when you were a child?" asks Star Pooley. "Frozen orange on the outside and creamy vanilla on the inside? Well, here's a cake that tastes just like those wonderful treats! Note: If you cannot find an orange cake mix, use a package of lemon cake mix and add 1 small envelope of orange drink mix powder." Barbie0492 says, "Very good and cool on a hot summer day."
Orange Dreamsicle Ice Cream
Yogurt, half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, and orange drink mix get churned together in your ice cream maker for this refreshing frozen dessert. Reviewer jewlsn10 says, "Just like orange Dreamsicle push-up pops from childhood."
What's the difference between a Creamsicle and a Dreamsicle? A Creamsicle is made with ice cream and a Dreamsicle is made with ice milk.
Orange Cream Cocktail
Made with orange juice and vanilla schnapps, this one's for grown-ups only. Reviewer peachybean added a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and said she wanted to crawl into her glass and stay there forever. Other reviewers used vanilla vodka instead of schnapps.
Pineapple Creamsicle Smoothie
Fresh pineapple, vanilla yogurt, banana, and orange juice go for a quick spin in your blender to make this tropical smoothie. Holiday Baker says, "Yum, this did taste like a pineapple Creamsicle!"
Orange Cream Fudge
Many reviewers suggested making this popular fudge with confectioners' sugar instead of regular granulated sugar for a creamier texture. Deb Plummer says, "This was very easy to make and tastes awesome, just like a Creamsicle in July!"
Easy Orange Cream Slush
"This was SO good, so creamy, orangey and refreshing!" raves naples34102. "I used fresh squeezed orange juice, low-fat milk, Equal and a few less ice cubes than called for. A suggestion for others who found this not creamy or orangey enough might be to try what I did, and make this with fewer ice cubes. This was simply delicious!"
Grandma's Orange Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Living the dream of orange and cream. These homemade sweet rolls are stuffed with an orange zest filling (some reviewers added a pinch of cinnamon) and topped with an orange cream cheese icing.