Mmmmm… One of my favourite frozen treats is a creamsicle. That orange and vanilla combo puts me over the moon! Rich, creamy vanilla ice cream, encased in a crunchy, tangy orange shell… Oh man. I’m drooling just thinking about it!
The hooligans love Freezies and Ice-Popsicles, and we often make our own so we can control the ingredients and keep things on the healthy side.
Well, the other day, when I was thinking up flavours to put in the ice pop molds, it hit me – CREAMSICLES! We’ve never made homemade CREAMSICLES! There can’t be much too it! It’s just orange and vanilla, right? We can do that!
And so we did!
We made a batch of homemade creamsicles using 2 ingredients! They were super-easy to make, and OH MY GOODNESS, they taste DELICIOUS!
And, as if it couldn’t get any better, we used our ring-pop mold, so the kids could WEAR their creamsicles while they were eating them.
Let me show you how you can make a batch of your own, lickety-split!
To make your homemade creamsicles, you’ll need:
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Making your creamsicles:
Scoop a little bit of vanilla ice cream into each compartment of your ice-pop mold. I didn’t pack our ice cream in because I wanted lots of room for the orange juice to flow in and around the ice cream so it would be encased in orange, just like a real creamsicle.
Now fill your compartments with orange juice.
Isn’t this easy? The kids can totally help you with this.
Now, nestle the ice pop holders into the molds, and pop the whole thing in the freezer.
We left our creamsicles in the freezer overnight, and the next day, to pop them out of the molds, I ran the whole mold under the tap for a few seconds to loosen them up.
Ok, just a heads up. When you release the creamsicles from the molds, the incredible aroma of orange and vanilla was incredible. It smelled like we were smack-dab in the middle of a creamsicle factory!
Mmmmm-mmmm! So Yummy!
What a delicious and healthy and refreshing, homemade summertime treat!
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