Homemade Creamsicles

Homemade Creamsicles – I have loved these frozen treats ever since I was a child. Once I realized how easy they were to make at home, I never went back!

Homemade Creamsicles

These homemade creamcicles are not only simple – but rich in flavor, creamy in texture, & satisfying.

If you live in an area where fresh cream is available, I strongly encourage you to use it if you can.  Fresh cream is dense in fat soluble vitamins and conjugated linoleic acid, making it a very nourishing ingredient.  Cream in the grocery stores go through a strong pasteurization process that destroys most of these key nutrients.  You can go to LocalHarvest.org or RealMilk.com to find resources in your area.

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This recipe also calls for raw egg yolks, which has really gotten a bad reputation over the years.  Contrary to a lot of peoples beliefs, in actuality – only about 1 in 30,000 store bought eggs are infected, and it is even less among fresh pastured eggs, where the hens are kept in healthier conditions as they are more than likely someones pet.  Raw egg yolks are very beneficial to our health as they contain large amounts of biotin and choline, which are both critical elements to good health. Not to mention all the creamy goodness it adds!

Now, on to the recipe!

Here’s what you need:

Stir the orange juice & honey together in a saucepan, & cook over medium heat until reduced by about half.  I like to use a french whisk…great tool to have in the kitchen!

Allow the OJ/honey mixture to cool to room temperature.  I’m not known for my patience, so I put mine in the freezer to hurry it along.

Whisk the egg yolks, heavy cream, whole milk, orange extract, & vanilla extract together until well combined. Mix in the orange juice/honey syrup.

Pour into popsicle molds, & freeze.  If you don’t have any, you can always use dixie cups instead.


Homemade Creamsicles
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 5 drops orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Stir the orange juice & honey together in a saucepan, & cook over medium heat until reduced by about half.
  2. Allow the OJ/honey mixture to cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks, heavy cream, whole milk, orange extract, & vanilla extract together until well combined. Mix in the orange juice/honey syrup.
  4. Pour into popsicle molds, & freeze. If you don’t have any, you can always use dixie cups instead.


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  • I can not wait to make these, I would have never thought about it being this so easy

  • Oh wow, I will definitely be making these soon! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!!

  • Can I just say “Yum!” Seriously brings back memories of my childhood 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Great recipe. Love your blog, just found it!

  • Wow. These sound so perfect right now. I can’t wait for the local farmer’s market to kick in so I can get fresh cream!

  • yummy!

  • these look wonderful! I love creamsicles!!

  • Creamsicles are so yummy! I love that you can make your own without the unnecessary processed ingredients. It reminds of the yummy Orange Julius’ of days gone by. I am definitely making these. Thanks!

  • I love creamsicles! Never thought I could actually make them. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m following your blog; I would love it if you stopped by my recipe blog and followed me back. http://www.glutenfreewithjudee.blogspot.com

  • Oh my goodness. I had no idea. This summer is going to be AMAZING now that I can make these. Thanks!!!

  • These look so good! And perfect for warm weather!


  • These sound just amazing, and have me dreaming of summer.

    I’d love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/28/mint-infused-plum-tarte-tatin/

  • These look fab … i can’t wait to try this soon!!!

  • Oh my goodness, I want to make them right now! YUM!

    I would like to invite you to link up to “Made it on Monday”…a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY, I host on my blog.


    *Link ups are open every WED.-SAT.*

    I hope to see you soon 🙂

  • Hi Crystal,
    Oh my goodness, what an awesome treat that we will just love. This is a great recipe that I am making next week! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  • I am so happy to see you linked up to Made it on Monday! 😉

    I hope you join in often.

  • These sound amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this!

  • I can’t wait to try these. As a kid, creamsicles were my favorite.

  • Love this! Can’t wait to try.

  • Yum! These look fabulous! Will be trying them soon! Thanks for sharing – Cares

  • I’ve never seen homemade creamsicles. They look wonderful!

  • Oh my, that looks so refreshing and amazing! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  • YUM!! These would be perfect for Em-aginations Popsicle molds that I featured this week!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  • These will be so good this summer!

  • oh my these look so YUMMY! The pics are amazing too. I’d love for you to link them up to sundae scoop!

  • Great summer recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • They look awesome! My mom had one of those whisks … what makes them different?

  • Amber

    Mmmm these sound sooo yummy!!

    Also I am loving your temp-tations bowl!! :)I can’t get enough of temp-tations!

  • Found you at the Tidy Mom’s link party. I’ve never know anyone who made these. They look yummy and refreshing. I’ll have to try them.


  • I am creazy for a creamsicle. We just whipped up a orange yogurt cake with white chocolate cream cheese filling. (I was dreaming about a creamsicle.) Can’t wait to make this homemade version of my favorite popsicle. thank you for the recipe!

  • We used to have something very similar in the UK called mini-milks. You could get plain milk, chocolate or strawberry flavours. I think I’ll have a go at these for my nephews!

  • Hi, Crystal! I’m admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂

  • cathy

    how long does it take to cook it by half?

  • Ann

    I am concerned with the safety of the raw egg yolk.

  • Les

    why can’t I just print the recipe?

    • This is an older recipe on my blog with an older version of the recipe box – I’m working on integrating all my older recipes into a printable format – so please check back! 🙂

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