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!