With simple ingredients and fresh flavors, this homemade Creamsicle recipe is so fresh and fun for warmer weather—and is packed with Vitamin C, probiotics and protein to help nourish our kiddos!

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Creamsicle Recipe

We love making homemade popsicles and these orange pops are one of our favorites. They require super simple ingredients and have a nice mix of nutrients including vitamin C, protein, and probiotics.

They are refreshing and simple enough to make with the kids help. It’s basically like making a smoothie, and then finding a little patience to wait while they freeze.

I rely on them when my kids are down with a cold or the flu as an easy meal with hydration, as much as I do on warm summer afternoons!

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients.

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  • Full fat plain yogurt (I prefer Greek since it’s creamier, though either will work)
  • Fresh orange: Any variety will work.
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract, optional but recommended for additional flavor

TIP: Avoid honey for babies under age one. You can swap in non-dairy Greek style yogurt OR canned full fat coconut milk for a dairy-free option.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the simple process involved in making this recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the bottom for the full information.

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  1. Peel the oranges.
  2. Add the fruit to a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend super smooth. Taste and adjust sweetener if needed.
  4. Pour into popsicle molds or small disposable cups. Freeze until firm and serve.
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How to Store

Store popsicles, once frozen, in a zip top freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. They may have a slightly creamier texture if you let the Creamsicles sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before serving so they start to soften a little.

Best Tips for Success

  • You can omit the honey or maple syrup if desired.
  • Avoid honey for babies under age one.
  • Dairy-free: Use a favorite nondairy Greek-style yogurt like the plant-based yogurt from Siggis OR canned full fat coconut milk.
  • Use popsicle molds or small disposable cups with popsicle sticks.
  • If using cups with popsicle sticks, place the stick into the mixture after about an hour in the freezer so it will stand up in the center.
  • Be sure to blend very, very well to ensure that the mixture is very smooth.
  • Run the popsicle mold under hot water for a few seconds to help loosen if needed.
  • These are great for teething relief.

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Please comment below if you try this recipe as I’d love to hear your feedback!

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Creamsicle Popsicles (3-Ingredients!)

Make these freezer pops for a sweet snack or dessert. They’re loaded with probiotics and Vitamin C and taste super fresh.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 64kcal
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 1/4 cup plain whole milk Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup ( or honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender until very, very smooth.
  • Taste mixture and add additional sweetener if desired.
  • Pour into molds and freeze for about 4 hours or until firm.
  • To serve, run each mold under hot water to loosen, or let sit at room temperature for a few mintues.

Notes

  • You can omit the honey or maple syrup if desired.
  • Avoid honey for babies under age one.
  • Dairy-free: Use a favorite nondairy Greek-style yogurt like the plant-based yogurt from Siggis or canned full-fat coconut milk.
  • Use popsicle molds or small disposable cups with popsicle sticks.
  • If using cups with popsicle sticks, place the stick into the mixture after about an hour in the freezer so it will stand up in the center.
  • Be sure to blend very, very well to ensure that the mixture is very smooth.
  • Run the popsicle mold under hot water for a few seconds to help loosen if needed.
  • Store popsicles, once frozen, in a zip top freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle, Calories: 64kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 153mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Rate in the comments and tag @yummytoddlerfood on IG!

This post was originally published February 2016.

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  1. My blender didn’t blend the oranges to completely smooth so there was a lot of chunky pulp. The taste of the popsicles was nice but the texture wasn’t good. If you don’t have a really powerful blender I would recommend using orange juice or maybe canned oranges instead of fresh.

  2. Could you use mandarin oranges here? I have them on hand and thought I would use them instead of heading to the store. 🙂

  3. My son helped me make these, and we had so much fun! They are very refreshing and tasty. My son doesn’t like to eat oranges, and I love that this is a way to get him some Vitamin C.

  4. 5 stars
    We LOVE these! Note: I hate to be in the kitchen, I loathe cooking or just preparing food in general. These won me some BIG points and they’re so easy. I only make things if they take minimal work and ingredients I keep on hand. So delicious and so easy!!