Monday, July 26, 2021

3-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Shake + Video

Orange creamsicle shakes are sweet, refreshing, and will fill you with nostalgia. Blend these up in minutes with a few simple ingredients!

Transform your favorite childhood treat into a creamy, dreamy drink. Each glass packs a punch of flavor but contains less sugar and fewer calories than many other recipes.

Plus, this recipe creates four servings so there’s plenty to go around.

If you love this creamy orange shake, try my mandarin cheesecake salad - it also tastes like a dreamsicle!

I’ve also got a delicious rice pudding recipe that’s a great way to use up the leftover creamer from this one.

Feeling boozy? Check out these adorable jello shots or a sweet cocktail that puts a raspberry twist on your childhood push pops.

Orange Creamsicle Shake - Tips and Tricks

  • Easy prep. Freeze multiple batches of juice so you always have some on hand. Store the solid cubes in a large ziploc bag and use within 6 months for best results.
  • Don’t forget the whipped cream! This is what gives it that classic orange creamsicle flavor. Either a spray can or a tub of Cool Whip will work, or whip up a quick batch of my homemade recipe.
  • Make it more vibrant. Add two to three drops of food coloring and slowly increase the amount as needed until it reaches the desired hue.
  • Short on time? You can pour in the juice as a liquid and use 2 cups of regular ice cubes instead. Just be aware that the overall flavor will be more mild.
orange creamsicle - pouring orange juice into an ice cube tray

Topping Ideas
A few slices of fresh fruit are a simple and pretty garnish for your orange creamsicle shake, and you can’t go wrong with a maraschino cherry on top!

Sprinkles make everything more fun, and you can use regular jimmies or some sanding sugar to give it a little sparkle.

orange creamsicle adding oj ice cubes to the blender

Kitchen Tools You Will Need
  • Blender - Any brand will do, but this high powered one is my favorite. I use it for ice cream, smoothies, soups, my famous tomato sauce, and clearly this orange shake!
  • Ice Cube Tray - Each well (one cube) typically holds about 1 ounce of liquid, so you’ll need a tray that makes 16 cubes. 

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

Can I double this orange shake recipe?
Easily increase the amounts for a larger group or reduce them by half if it’s just the two of you.

Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to work in batches to ensure everything is thoroughly combined.

How do I make this orange creamsicle shake without the creamer?
You can create a DIY version by combining 1 cup half and half with ¼ cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

orange creamsicle shake in the blender

Can I make a different flavor instead?
Sure! Just swap out the juice with whichever other flavor you’re in the mood for. Pineapple, mango, or a tropical blend would be especially delicious.

Or, try frozen strawberries or raspberries instead of juicy ice cubes.

Enjoy!

orange shake 2 toasting

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Orange Creamsicle Shake with whipped cream on top



Video: 3-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Shake

To see us make these from start to finish, watch the video at the top of this post.


Yield: 4
Author: Donna Elick
3-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Shake + Video

3-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Shake + Video

Orange creamsicle shakes are sweet, refreshing, and will fill you with nostalgia. Blend these up in minutes with a few simple ingredients!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup French vanilla creamer (liquid creamer)
  • 2 cups store bought orange juice, frozen into ice cubes
  • whipped cream
  • fresh orange slices, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine creamer and orange juice cubes in a blender, use pusher or scrape down sides until mixture is of shake consistency. Add additional creamer or milk if you need to thin it out more.
  2. Pour about 3 ounces of shake into the bottom of an 8 ounce glass. Add a dollop of whipped cream. Add about 3 ounces more of shake, and then add another dollop of whipped cream. Give shake a light stir to swirl whipped cream and shake. Add 2 ounces of shake and top off with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh orange slice.
  3. Repeat until all glasses are filled.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
DONNA'S NOTES
  1. If you would like your shakes to appear more orange, add a few drops of orange food coloring.
  2. If you don't have time to freeze the orange juice, you can use 2 cups of ice cubes in your mixture. Be aware that the flavor will be milder due to the addition of ice.
  3. If you need to substitute the creamer you can use 1 cup half and half, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

3-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Shake close up

Originally published March 2015, updated and republished July 2021

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17 comments:

  1. Donna - this really speaks to me - I always loved dreamsicles! How do I keep myself in check? I don't think I have perfected this but will add that exercise seems to make all the difference for me. More water, more exercise and limited breads and treats helps - which is perfectly unfortunate!

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  2. Did you know you can still buy Dreamsicles?

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  3. My husband loves creamsicles. I think he will enjoy this.
    How do I keep myself in check? Make sure I'm in bed early to get a good nights sleep and pray. Together it helps me be "good mommy" rather than "mean mommy".

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  4. I want one of these right now! This looks so good!

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  5. Omg! Love it... Very close to something I had at one of my favourite restaurants back home. Thanks for the recipe though could the creamer be substituted by anything else? Thanks 😃

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  6. Creamsicles were in my Top 3 growing up! I make the full fat version in a smoothie in the summertime with Hagaan Daas vanilla bean ice cream with orange crush soda. I know, I know...lol.

    I can't wait to try this one out! I obviously haven't been keeping myself in check with calories but I've finally jumped on the bandwagon a few months ago and am feverishly pinning healther versions of my favorite foods to keep the fat and sugar down with the goal of cutting sugar out altogether. Thank you for making it easier for me to find the options to do just that!!

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  7. Where did you find Fat Free & Sugar Free in the same bottle?

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  8. This looked so good until I read the ingredients! A CUP OF CREAMER??? No WAY I am giving that to my children! We make our orange creamsicle shakes with orange cream Yoplait yogurt, frozen orange slices and orange juice.

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    1. that's for 4 servings.

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    2. That sounds much better!

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    3. recipe called for fat free and sugar free creamer.



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  9. I make these for a treat in the evening for my husband and myself and they are wonderful and the and children love them too

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  10. Can I use cool whip or does it have to be whipped cream?

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  11. A much simpler and healthier way to make one is equal parts OJ and fat free yogurt (plain or vanilla). So let's say 1/2 cup of each, a dash of vanilla, a splash of maple syrup, and 3-4 ice cubes. Put all in a blender on high for about 10 seconds, and low for about 20 seconds.. DELICIOUS !!! Play with the amount of vanilla & maple syrup according to your taste, and also the number of ice cubes. You don't want too many so it's too watery.

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  12. A much healthier version is equal parts OJ and fat free yogurt (plain of vanilla). So let's say 1 cup of each, a splash of maple syrup, a dash of vanilla extract, and 4-5 ice cubes. put all in a blender on high for about 10 seconds, then low for about 15-20 seconds (you don't want it to turn too watery) DELICIOUS !!! The amount of maple syrup and vanilla is to your taste.

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  13. As a pleasure as orange flavored vodka.

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  14. I HAVE A RECIPE FOR ORANGE JULIUS:1C.ORANGE JUICE,1C.VANILLA ICE CREAM3/4TSP.VANILLA EXTRACT,1/4C.SUGAR 1 HEAPING CUP ICE COMBINE ALL IN BLENDER & BLEND.MAKES 2 SERVINGS.IT CALLED FOR 2 EGGS BUT THE ICE CREAM HAS EGGS IN IT & TO ME IT TASTED LIKE THE REAL ORIGINAL ORANGE JULIOUS MY FAVORITE.I ALSO TAKE 1 SCOOP OF SLIM FAST ADD THIS TO THE BLENDER THEN ADD 2 TABLESPOONS OF COOL WHIP,1C.OF WATER & I ADD ORANGE WATER ENHANCER THEY EVEN HAVE NOW ORANGE VANILLA WATER ENHANCER.I LOVE WATER ENHANCERS I MAKE ICING FROM THEM WITH POWDERED SUGAR & A FEW TABLESPOONS OF BUTTER & I ADD IT TO MY CAKES,COOKIES & CUPCAKE RECIPES.NOT TOO MUCH JUST A FEW SQUIRTS.ALSO ITS REALLY SWEET SO I CUT DOWN ON THE SUGAR.I ADD 1/4C.SUGAR THE REST OF INGREDIENTS TASTE THE BATTER W/O EGGS B4 ADDING THE WATER ENHANCERS FLAVORING.

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