Orange is the New Strawberry!
There are two kinds of people in this world, you’re either in “camp ice cream” or a sucker for an ice pop. When I was a child I would turn my nose up at the ice lollies and head straight for the ice cream section – why would anyone settle for an ice pop when there was ice cream on offer?
However, there’s an exception to every rule, and for me it was the Strawberry Split Ice Lolly – totally irresistible! The perfect hybrid of ice lolly and ice cream, it had a vanilla ice cream centre enveloped in a strawberry flavoured ice pop – everyone’s a winner! I absolutely LOVE the taste of strawberry so never thought why the split was reserved to the confines of this solitary flavour. I mean how hard could it be to make a lime, grape, or orange split?
Well it seems our American friends had the same problem as their version, the Creamsicle, is commonly offered only in orange. So, in a bid to share flavours across the Atlantic, I’m making orange the new strawberry with this Orange Creamsicle Ice Pop Recipe. If you’re not a fan of orange, you can use whatever flavoured juice you fancy – go wild!
Although this version doesn’t have the separate layers of ice cream and ice pop, it does contain fruity OJ and creamy greek yoghurt to create the same delicious taste. Quick, easy and full of protein and vitamin C, these pops make a delicious alternative to sugar-laden store bought versions – at last, a healthy(ish) recipe on my blog!
To see just how easy it is to make these Orange Creamsicle Ice Lollies watch my Recipe Video…
I used the Tovolo Penguin Pop Moulds to make my Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops because they are super cute – full stop! You can find them, and others, in the Arugula & Rocket Store.
Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Cup Vanilla Greek Yoghurt
1 Tbsp Sugar
Place the ingredients into your blender and mix, until completely combined.
Taste and add more sugar, as needed.
Pour the mixture into your ice pop moulds and add the ice pop sticks.
Freeze for 2 to 3 hours, or until the popsicles are completely solid.
Run a little hot water over the mould to release the ice pop from the mould more easily.
[Recipe courtesy of The Spruce]