|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Did you love the flavor of creamsicles when you were growing up? You can make your own homemade ice pops with a beautiful orange and cream flavor that will remind you of how great they are. Although this orange and cream popsicle recipe doesn’t have the two layers that make creamsicles so delicious, it uses a combination of fruit juice and yogurt to capture the spirit.
Making these homemade orange and cream popsicles is about as easy as it can be. All you need is two ingredients, and maybe a little sugar to balance out the flavor. It only takes a minute to blend the juice and pop them into the freezer. Then, you will have a high-protein ice pop on hand that you can feel good about serving to your family.
Gather the ingredients.
In a blender, add the orange juice and yogurt.
Pulse until completely mixed.
Add the sugar, if desired, especially if your oranges are a little on the tart side. Blend again.
Pour the orange and cream mixture into your favorite popsicle molds, adding separate popsicle sticks if needed.
Freeze for 2 to 3 hours, until the popsicles are completely solid.
Run hot water over the mold to release the popsicles. Serve immediately.
- You can use just about any juice that you love in this recipe. With juices that are a little less sweet, you may want to substitute some of the Greek yogurt for milk.
- Greek yogurt works wonderfully because it is a little tangy and pairs well with sweet fruits. Plus, the extra protein adds a healthy twist. If you don’t like Greek yogurt or don’t have it on hand, any regular vanilla yogurt will do. You can also start to get creative and play with different flavored yogurts to switch up the taste.
- Fresh-squeezed orange juice is a great choice for this recipe. However, if you don’t want to go this route, try to choose an orange juice brand that is not from concentrate. There are many store-bought orange juices that keep the same bright flavor of fresh citrus. You can also add a tablespoon or two of fresh lemon juice if the OJ you have on hand is too sweet.
- To punch up the orange flavor, add a little finely grated orange zest. The peel of the orange contains tons of essential oils and orange flavor, so mixing in a teaspoon or so of zest will bring much more citrus power to your orange and cream popsicles.