This recipe was developed in paid partnership with Florida Department of Citrus, however, all opinions are genuine.
Is summer actually here? As I’m writing this, it’s finally warming up in Toronto, but I’m still not confident enough in the weather to put my ski jacket away…and for those of you who think I’m joking, I’m not. AGHHH it’s been a long time coming!
Anyhow, one of the things I love about warmer weather is using my ice pop molds to make delicious frozen treats. Some, like my gin and tonic pops, are a hit with the adults. Others, like these Florida Orange Juice creamsicles, are a hit with everyone!
These pops have only four ingredients, and unlike the ones you buy at the store, they actually have protein in them. I give them to my kids with zero reservations…they’re almost like breakfast on a stick! Making your own creamsicles is less expensive than buying them, and you can actually adjust how sweet you want them. That’s why I use plain Greek yogurt in this recipe instead of vanilla…vanilla tends to be too sweet for my taste.
The Florida Orange Juice does not contain added sugars, only those that naturally occur in the orange, and as you know, it’s naturally sweet already. Aside from its delicious taste, Florida Orange Juice provides Vitamin C, Folate, and Potassium, and the Greek yogurt provides more calcium as well as protein.
If you want a vegan version of this creamsicle recipe or just don’t care for yogurt, use full-fat coconut milk instead of the Greek yogurt. The final product won’t have the same protein content, but hey – they’re creamsicles, not a steak. You’ll be good! Plus, how cute do these little orange and white creamsicles look!
These simple, 4-ingredient creamsicles will bring sunshine to any day!
- 2 cups of Florida Orange Juice or a little more, depending on size of ice pop molds
- 1 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sugar or any type of sweetener to taste
In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, vanilla, and sweetener.
Divide the yogurt mixture between the molds. To get the swirled effect, spread some of the yogurt on the sides of the molds.
Fill the molds the rest of the way with the Florida Orange Juice.
Freeze until solid.