Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

You Need This Today- Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream!

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen41 Comments

Summer in the desert is an interesting experience. Today our high will be around 100 degrees Fahrenheit and that is actually rather mild, because in general around this time of year we are reaching nice toasty highs of 110 plus by 11 in the morning.

Due to an intense storm south of the border, we are expecting rain tomorrow. For desert dwellers, that is truly cause to celebrate!

During these summer months, I find it to be a less than ideal situation to be roasting away in a steaming hot  kitchen, and this is especially true this summer. So I have decided that it is time to increase my recipe bank for smoothies, ice creams and home made custards!

Several weeks ago a friend shared with me a recipe for Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream. This is one of my family’s favorite flavors and I was intrigued by the fact that the initial recipe was dairy free, but I had to alter and adjust the recipe so it actually worked. The original recipe said to just pour the contents into a freezer safe container and freeze until hard. When I tried that, it came out looking more like ice rather than ice cream, so I turned that first batch into a smoothie that we all enjoyed. The next time I made it I adjusted a few of the ingredients and used an ice cream maker and it was seriously soooo good!

This means that now all you have to do is follow my recipe, and in about an hour you will be able to eat the most creamy and smooth (healthy for you too) ice cream ever!

* You can go completely dairy free on this recipe, or you can also add 2/3 cups of heavy whipping cream if you want to make it extra creamy. We tried both ways and they were equally good!


Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
Serves 4
A deliciously smooth and healthy home made ice cream that is dairy free with whole fruit.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 min
280 calories
22 g
0 g
21 g
3 g
19 g
180 g
13 g
17 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 19g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 13mg
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 3/4 cup – coconut milk, full fat
  2. 2 medium – Orange
  3. 5 tbsp – Sweetener
  4. 2 tsp – Vanilla extract
  1. 1. Peel and section oranges. Lay flat on a tray and freeze until hardened.
  2. 2. In a blender, add coconut milk and half of the frozen orange sections.
  3. 3. Blend until smooth. Add the remaining oranges and continue blending.
  4. 4. Add the sweetener of your choice (honey, powdered sugar, maple syrup, sugar) and vanilla extract.
  5. 5. Blend.
  6. 6. Pour contents into an ice cream maker and churn until done.
  1. Optional 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream.
  2. This recipe can easily be doubled.
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  1. It was 103 here yesterday. I was glad to be indoors after we returned home from the boat. It takes me a bit of time each year to get used to the heat.

    Your ice cream looks very good. Very.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺
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  2. I love that this is dairy free. What sweetener do you use? I might try stevia or if that didn’t work coconut sugar. I often try to puree medjool dates, too, but not sure how that would work frozen. I will try it in the next few weeks and keep you posted. Thanks – I shared this.
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    1. Thanks, it really was good both ways!

      Oh the humidity back east is rough! I had family there and every summer when we visited I would literally have the makeup melt off of my face! We have a few days like that here where the humidity makes it feel like 1 billon degrees, but mostly it’s a dry heat.
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  3. This might be my happy place right now… We are “roasting” in Seattle with 85 degrees – ahem, that’s quite warm for us. :)

    The heat coupled with me having given up dairy, this is mouth-watering! Pinning, tweeting, and I’m actually going to print this (I’m so old-school) and put it on my fridge so I don’t forget about it.
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  4. Hi Jen, this recipe is high on my list ‘To Do For Sure’. I’d love to make it using fresh oranges off the tree, but alas they won’t be ready until the winter, so I’ll have to settle for manky old shop bought oranges (I am so spoilt – we are never moving!). It’s Mums birthday next week and we are having a barbecue, I think that could be an ideal time to make it…..I may just have to try it before then, just in case!

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      This ice cream would be perfect for a summer birthday bash! I hope you like it! I wish I had that many oranges! When we moved into our new house we had citrus trees, they are little but are growing bigger. Last year we had a crop of 6 oranges! They were so very good!

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