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You won’t be able to stop at one! Oh my, but these are good!
I’ve always loved this treat, even from childhood. I’ve tried to duplicate it a few times in the past without much success.
But then I thought, why try to “duplicate” it? By and large, the product was artificially flavored and maybe not much good for you (maybe? Nope it’s not good for you LOL). So maybe a few natural, or close-to-natural ingredients would be better.
|All natural ingredients|
I got the idea for using frozen orange juice concentrate when I had to defrost some so I could use about a tablespoon of it in a marinade. Since I didn’t want to make up a pitcher of OJ, I put it in a container and back in the fridge. Then I got to thinking about the texture of it when frozen–it’s something like a very sticky sherbet as everyone knows. I liked that!!! So I thought I’d try it to make a creamsicle-like pop. FYI the thing I’d do differently *next* time I make these–and there will be a next time–is add about a tablespoon or two of water to the orange concentrate to get it a tad more icy when it freezes. In it’s pristine state, I find it melts a bit *too* quickly.
Anyway since I fell madly in love with Greek yogurt, that’s the base of the white part, but you’d never know it. To me, it tastes like cheesecake!!
These homemade orange creamsicles will take you back to your childhood. Creamy, cold, and delicious frozen treats!
Servings: 10 people
- 1 1 /2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 12 oz frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
- Process all ingredients, except for orange juice concentrate in a blender or Ninja.
- Spoon about 1-2 tbs (depends on the size of your molds--I use the one pictured above and used a tad more than 1 tbs) of orange juice concentrate in each mold.
- Top this with about 2-3 tbs of the yogurt mixture (again it depends on the size of your mold) on top of the orange juice. Repeat until molds are filled, leaving a bit of space at the top to allow for expansion in freezing (maybe 1/16-1/8-inch).
- Cover mold, add sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Mine made 10 pops with a little OJ left over.
Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg