We are huge ice cream fans in our house. And popsicles. And really anything that will cool us off during our hot hot summers! I love to make my own popsicles for the family, and lately I've been craving creamsicles...but have you noticed that they just don't taste the same as they did when we were kids? So I spent a little time on Pinterest and I found a lovely little recipe over at Mrs. Happy Homemaker that I pinned.
Here is my version of the recipe:
2 cups of orange juice (fresh squeezed...by my husband!) - I even included some chunks of orange, just because I wanted to!
1/3 cup honey
2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla
Squeeze/juice the oranges.
In a saucepan over medium, mix the orange juice and honey. Cook until it is reduced by half, approximately 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, and vanilla.
Combine the reduced orange/honey mixture into the cream/milk/vanilla mixture. Mix well. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until set.
I made these creamsicles while our oldest son was away camping, so he missed the "first try"...we couldnt wait...sorry bud! These were so creamy and so tasty. The orange flavour wasn't overwhelming, it was subtle and nice. I wondered about adding some orange zest into the mix to amp up the orange flavour. The original recipe called for orange extract, but I don't have any so I skipped that part. My husband and I both agree that this would be awesome with raspberries too...I will be making those next time! When our oldest came back from camping we gave him one to try, and he just loved it. he follows in our footsteps with a love for ice cream and popsicles. I forsee me making these again!
This looks refreshing and delcicious!ReplyDelete
These look delicious! I love creamsicles! I'd love for you to link this up to my party!!ReplyDelete
These look amazing Dawn! Creamsicles are my all time favorite popsicle!ReplyDelete
I'd love for you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays! This week is all about desserts!
Have a great Monday!!
I'll have to try this, my kids love creamsicles! I bet the raspberry version would be great too!ReplyDelete
These look so delicious and really easy to make! I cant wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I have always loved creamsicles! It would be fun to make these for my great-grandson! I am a new follower on GFC. PatsyReplyDelete
Yum! I made fudgesicles the other day. These look great too!ReplyDelete
Following from Mom's Best Nest. :)
Mmmmm...your homemade creamsicles look perfect! I love the idea of a raspberry version, too!ReplyDelete
If it's creamy, my daughter will surely love it. I better start making her some. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Mmmm so refreshing on a hot day. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon! ~EMMReplyDelete
These look and sound great!ReplyDelete
I really love the fact that you used honey. so these would also be perfect for Rosh Hashana.
Oh, wow! Those look absolutely delicious! I was searching for this exact recipe today and found your link on Skip to my Lou! Will have to try these out! :)ReplyDelete
oh this looks so refreshing! Love this! Thanks for sharing at Heavenly treats Sunday!ReplyDelete
Followed you over from Lisa (Home to 4 kiddos) blog recipe link up and I had to pin this! Love that it's simple, whole ingredients, all natural!ReplyDelete
Oh, yummy! These sound wonderful! I'll have to dig out the old Tupperware popsicle molds ! The grsndkids will love them! I'm your newest follower!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the rest of your summer! Linda
Looks so refreshing!ReplyDelete
Popped in from Gonna Love It.
My hubby is a big fan of orange cream soda. He is going to love this! I hope you could share this at my link party happening every Friday :)ReplyDelete
Yummy,I was just thinking the other day I wonder if I could make my own creamscicles. Now I know. I'd love it if you shared this over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.htmlReplyDelete
Looks super yummy and refreshing for hot summer days. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Looks great. We are allergic to oranges- but I'm assuming it would be just as good with pineapple juice.ReplyDelete
These look great! I love making popsicles for my kids, and this is a recipe I will definitely try! Thanks for posting on Foodie Friends Friday!!ReplyDelete
These look yummy! I think raspberries sound like a great idea too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)
Oh yum!! I'll have to make these for sure! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm & Link Up! Hope to see you again next week!ReplyDelete
Barbara @ Chase the Star
Yummmmm...my husband would love the raspberry. Hope you'll post it when you try it!ReplyDelete
Yum. I love creamsicles. What a great recipe for the summer time. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! Please note, I changed my blog name from Jam's Corner to This Gal Cooks. Same blog, different name. www.thisgalcooks.com I hope to see you at next week's party!ReplyDelete
I love creamsicles... Now just have to get some popsicle molds... I wonder if there are on sale now. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.ReplyDelete
Now I am wishing that I had pulled out our popsicle molds. Good thing it is still pretty hot around here...I see some good looking popsicles in our future now:-)ReplyDelete
These look so yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.comReplyDelete
I love creamsicles and this looks so refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up again! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete