Sweet and fresh oranges mixed with the creaminess of the favorite childhood orange creamsicle made into a smooth no-churn ice cream!
Orange creamsicles are a delicious frozen treat with sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream surrounded by a tart layer of orange sherbet. I remember enjoying them on hot summer days as a kid, and they were definitely a favorite.
I wanted to recreate this nostalgic frozen treat using fresh whole food ingredients in an easy no-churn ice cream. You will feel great enjoying my Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream with your kids on a hot summer day!
Ingredients for Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
You only need 4 ingredients for this recipe!
- Coconut milk – you will need canned full fat coconut milk for this recipe. The fat in the milk makes the ice cream rich and creamy.
- Oranges – I like navel oranges for this recipe because they are considered to be the sweetest variety.
- Sweetener – you can use honey, confectioners sugar, or maple syrup.
- Vanilla – use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
Ingredient Substitutes for Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
- Can I use a different type of milk? You can, but you will want to make sure it is a full fat milk. You can use whole milk, half and half or heavy cream. If you are looking for a plant-based non dairy milk alternative, there are full fat options available. I would not recommend regular almond or soy milk because they are typically a lot lower in fat and will result in a more slushy texture instead of smooth and creamy.
- Can I use fruit other than oranges? You definitely can, but it won’t be orange creamsicle ice cream 😉 This recipes works well with frozen strawberries, blueberries, mango and banana.
How to Make Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
This ice cream is literally the easiest thing to make. You don’t need an ice cream maker or any fancy equipement!
- Peel and section oranges. Lay flat on a tray and freeze until hardened. (about 1-2 hours)
- In a blender or food processor, add coconut milk and half of the frozen orange sections.
- Blend until smooth. Add the remaining oranges and continue blending.
- Add the sweetener of your choice (honey, powdered sugar, maple syrup) and vanilla extract.
- Pour into a freezer safe container and freeze until solid.
- When ready to serve, let it sit out for a few minutes to make it easier to scoop. Enjoy!
How to Store Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
The best way to store this ice cream is in an airtight container that has a tight fitting lid. You want to make sure that air doesn’t get into the ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming and to keep it smooth and creamy.
This will store well for about 2 weeks in your freezer.
More of our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes:
- 1 3/4 cups coconut milk canned full fat
- 2 medium oranges navel
- 4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup, confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Peel and section oranges. Lay flat on a tray and freeze until hardened. This will take about an hour.
In a blender or food processor, add coconut milk and half of the frozen orange sections. Make sure your coconut milk is the full fat kind from a can.
Blend until smooth. Add the remaining oranges and the sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup or confectioners sugar) and vanilla extract. Blend until combined.
Pour into a freezer safe container with a tight fitting lid, and freeze until solid.
When ready to serve, let it sit out for a few minutes to make it easier to scoop. Enjoy!
- You can eat it right out of the blender if you want more of a soft serve/smoothie consistency.
Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg
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