National Creamsicle Day

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Usually our Tuesday posts are dedicated to a Tip Tuesday but since today is National Creamsicle Day, our tip is to enjoy this last bit of summer making a tasty treat with your kids!

What you need:

  1. 2 cups orange juice
  2. Up to 1/3 cup honey
  3. 4 egg yolks
  4. 2 cups fresh cream
  5. 2 cups fresh whole milk
  6. 4 to 6 drops organic sweet orange essential oil (or 1/4 tsp orange extract)
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Stir 1/3 cup honey into 2 cups orange juice.
  2. Pour the mixture of juice and honey into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and heat it over a medium flame until reduced by half.
  3. Once the mixture of honey and orange juice has been reduced by half to viscous syrup, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  4. Whisk four egg yolks, two cups fresh cream and two cups fresh whole milk with organic sweet orange essential oil or orange extract and one teaspoon vanilla extract. Continue whisking until all the ingredients are very well combined.
  5. Whisk the mixture of honey and orange juice into the mixture of eggs, cream and milk.
  6. Pour the Creamsicle mixture into your Popsicle molds and freeze until solid, at least twelve hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe submitted by A. Koltun, daughter of Kolcraft’s President, Tom Koltun πŸ™‚

*If you are concerned about using raw eggs, you can also try the recipe without them, but there will be a bit of a different texture.

112 Responses to “National Creamsicle Day”

  1. Alex Liz Robinson August 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    I love these! I have thought about making them before, I think I might give them a try! Thanks

  2. Anita Anderson August 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    i want one of these. its hot here in NYC.

  3. Jennifer Peaslee August 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe for creamsicles…who know you could make them yourself?

  4. Jenette August 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Yummy! We love these. Never thought I could make them. Thanks for the recipe, will try!!

  5. Ana ( August 15, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Looks so tempting.

  6. Courtney Farmer August 15, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    I love the color! I didn’t expect to see eggs in the ingredients!

  7. Ashley Morrissey August 15, 2012 at 5:01 am #

    Thanks for the recipe!! Looks delicious!!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  8. anneke b August 15, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    yummy recipie!

  9. pam gemmecke August 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    This sounds like a yummy treat

  10. Theresa J August 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    With these heat waves this is the perfect refreshing desserts

  11. katie klein August 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    What a great idea and easy! This is going to be a fun rainy day activity for me and the kiddos.

  12. Brittany August 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Me and my daughter love these!!! Now we can start making our own πŸ™‚

  13. Lora S August 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    These look delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Gwen M August 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Looks really yummy-we may have to try making them.

  15. stephanie August 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    I love creamsicles!

  16. theresa August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    gotta try this recipe!

  17. Bertha Brown August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    This would be great to do on a day we are bored and stuck in the house. I am going to have to try it with the kids.

  18. Sheri Leslie August 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    This seems like a great idea!

  19. Courtney Wigley August 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    I LOVE this idea!! I didn’t realize they would be so simple to make. I am totally going make some for my son!!

  20. Alyssa August 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Mmm reminds me of childhood!

  21. Terri Moore August 16, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    making ice cream treats is such a fun and tasty way to celebrate summer. orange and vanilla always go so well together and is so refreshing. thanks for sharing.

  22. Brittany Andrews August 16, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    Creamcicles are my absolute FAVORITE summer treat! Never thought it would be easy to make them myself!

  23. katy August 16, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    These look and sound absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! πŸ™‚

  24. Carla Bonesteel August 16, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    I don’t have any young children, but I have a boyfriend, and who doesn’t love creamsicles?? I’ll be making these!

  25. Rebecca August 16, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    This was my favorite ice cream when I was growing up.
    I wish you had a pinterest at the bottom of this post so that I could have posted it to my page of things to make.
    Thanks for adding the information.

  26. Vada August 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Yum!! My kids would LOVE these πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to try it with them!

  27. fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) August 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    yum! I need to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Amanda August 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    This looks awesome

  29. Angela S August 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm #


  30. Taylor August 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm #


  31. Eileen August 17, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    Growing up with 9 kids, we didn’t get much in the way of treats. But I do remember my mom buying these store bought DreamSicles when were were little. Sitting on the back porch and licking them as fast as we could so they didn’t melt and waste even one bit of that sweetness. I would for sure try this recipe and file it away for my daughter to use for day care kids when they are a bit older. Next summer should be about right! Thanks for the post!

  32. Wendy C August 17, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Thanks for this! Gonna try this ASAP:)

  33. Laura Miller August 17, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Orange Creamsicles take me back to my childhood!!!

  34. Amy V August 17, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    My 2yr old just had his first popsicle this week and dare I say he loved it! It was so fun to give him a special treat!

  35. Maria August 17, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    That looks delicious!

  36. Jordan August 17, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    oh these sound yummy, thanks for the recipe. gonna try these today πŸ™‚

  37. Margo August 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I LOOOVE Creamsicles….but no one else in my family does ;/ guess I will just have to eat them all!

  38. Meghan Mojica August 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    YUMMY! They sound delicious! I can’t wait to try my hand at this recipe, my hubby will love it!

  39. Wendi August 18, 2012 at 4:42 am #


  40. rebecca August 18, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    My girls will love the Creamsicle’s, we will be trying them soon!

  41. Niki Hubert August 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    this sounds so good!

  42. Lori Williams August 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    These look delish!! Can’t wait to make them.

  43. Sarah M. August 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    These remind me so much of being a kid, yet I’d never thought to let my son try them! So excited to make them!

  44. Shakeeta W August 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I love orange creamsicles! This SO reminds me of being a kid and now that I have a little girl, I want to make these with my daughter πŸ™‚

  45. Rebekah August 19, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    I love creamsicles, but have never seen a recipe. I want to make these!

  46. Rebecca August 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Oh, this looks like a winner! I will certainly NOT be using wooden popsicle sticks, as they give me the heebie-jeebies. But plastic will work just fine. Score!

  47. Peggie Scott August 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    I am definately going to make these! They look delicious!

  48. Diana Gillette August 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! πŸ™‚

  49. Carrie August 20, 2012 at 9:30 am #


  50. Laura Jacobson August 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Oh what a neat idea!!! I remember eating these as a child, and I still just love the flavor! I am going to try to make these for little Carter! He is getting his back molars now and just loves anything cold!

  51. Ali Schroeder August 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm #


  52. kelsey house August 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    yummy!! Thank you! can’t wait to make these with my step daughter!!

  53. Addison Kat August 21, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Yum yum! Sounds like we’re making today! creamsicles

  54. Larissa August 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Mmm! This post is making me drool! Must have a creamsicle!

  55. Dana Denay August 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Creamsicles…reminds of being a kid and the ice cream truck coming by! My child don’t have a clue what an ice cream truck even is!

  56. Amanda wisby August 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    These were always a fav growing up and I can’t wait to teach my son how to make these and enjoy! I love how not a bunch of sugar added.

  57. Candy Johnstone August 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    Thank you for the recipe! I just bought popsicle molds on clearance at the dollar store. I’m tired of giving my kids HFCS and artificial colors, and they do love their popsicles. I’m just doing juice popsicles now, but want to try some frozen yogurt and other varieties.

  58. Lenora B. August 22, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    I love this recipe. I love that you used honey instead of sugar! πŸ™‚

  59. Copper Siegel August 22, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    yumm! thanks for the recipe!!

  60. Mariee August 22, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Yum, thanks for a great recipe!

  61. Jennifer Fox August 22, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    I am for sure going to have to try this recipe out! YUMMY!

  62. Robert Pyszk August 22, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    YUMMY! One of my very favorite flavors

  63. Meandering Matt August 22, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I love this! I had never thought of making something like this at home.

  64. Jen R August 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    LOVE creamsicles! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  65. Danielle B August 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    This recipe sounds great!

  66. jESSICA August 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Awesome recipe! I love creamsicles so much!

  67. Sarah August 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Looks delicious… But I think I’ll stick to buying them πŸ™‚ in all honesty!

  68. Harold D August 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I love creamsicles!! Didn’t know there was a special day for them.

  69. virginia smith August 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    will try these for the little ones!!

  70. Sherrie August 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Love this!

  71. Sarah S. August 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    What a great sounding recipe! We just got some Popsicle molds and have been having fun trying different kinds.

  72. Britt August 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    These remind me of when I was a kid, so vool to be able to make them!

  73. Jen Perdue August 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    That sounds yummy! We’ll have to try it soon.

  74. Marla B August 24, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    WOW! Homemade orange creamsicles! They sound mmm-mmmm good! I remember these from when I was a kid, except not homemade.

  75. Mary Renshaw August 24, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    My WHOLE FAMILY loves creamsicles!!!! We enjoy them all summer! I CANNOT WAIT to try this recipe!!!!

  76. Lisandra August 24, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    This looks good, have to try it.

  77. Gabby August 24, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Oh my daughter is going to love these, simple recipe.

  78. polly August 24, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    one of our favorite summmertime treats and my 4 year old grandson loves them! this will be fun to make!

  79. Joye Rast August 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for great recipe, looks yummy!!!! Looking forward to trying them!

  80. Kim Burnett August 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    sounds yummy, will have to make!

  81. Kim August 25, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    My whole family will love thses!!!! I can not believe how easy they sound to make!! can not wait to try it!!

  82. T. Dickisnon August 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    How wonderful! I must try these πŸ™‚ I am going to pass this on to my schooling group. Fun activity with the kids for sure!

  83. shelly August 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I so wish I had seen this on the correct day. My little guy Loves these! He would have love knowing there was a day for them. I can’t wait to try making these for him! Thanks.

  84. Laura August 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    These look yummy! I’m going to save this recipe and make these with my little guy soon.

  85. Hope August 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Sounds so yummy! Have to make these!!

  86. sharon winne August 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    thank you for sharing this. creamsicle is our favorite, and we are going to make these!

  87. Jennifer Bonilla August 26, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I will be making these for my husband and I!

  88. tamar August 26, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    this sounds awesome, thanks!!!!

  89. melissa August 26, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    We tried these and they are wonderful!

  90. Myranda Akin August 26, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Marking this one for my husband!

  91. Alicia August 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    My little guy would love this! totally making!

  92. Ebbie D August 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    How did I miss this day? These are my favorite…

  93. Ebbie D August 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    How did I miss this day, this is my favorite ice cream!

  94. Ebbie D August 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    How did I miss this day? This is my favorite ice cream!

  95. Katie Santos August 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    This looks delicious!! I’m definitely saving this recipe for when my little guy gets a bit older!

  96. Malissa August 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    OMG I LOVE cramsicles!!

  97. Holli VanderMolen August 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Sounds so good!

  98. Michelle Murphy August 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious!

  99. Sarah L. August 27, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  100. becky d August 27, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    That sounds awesome! I wonder, is this safe for babies to have a taste – if you heat the honey does that make it OK to feed to an under-one-year-old? Anyone know?

  101. stephanie fletcher August 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    My family loves these. I will have to try!

  102. Rebecca August 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Ohh yum! I completely forgot about creamsicles. I think I will try this recipe!!

  103. Tanya White August 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I never thought about making creamsicles, what a great a neat recipe the kids can help with. My husband and kids are huge creamsicles fans we go through boxes each month, now we can make our own. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  104. kelly nicholson August 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    it about time they have a day for these…still waiting for cherry vanilla day!

  105. Sumer Blaker August 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    I have always loved creamsicles and have never thought of making them myself. I didn’t even know you could. I will definitely be giving these a try with my daughter.

  106. Deborah Hogue August 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    My kids love creamsicles but I can’t seem to keep them in the house. They’re fairly spendy when you’re feeding 8 kids. This recipe is now on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

  107. Heather Garcia August 30, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Yummy, I want one!!

  108. Sam Stamp August 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Thank you for the recipe i love creamsicles!! I will have to try this out some time πŸ˜€

  109. Terri S. September 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Orange Creamsicle Pops were always my favorite summer treat. Nowadays, they don’t seem to taste as good as when I was a child. Thanks for this recipe to make my own. πŸ™‚

  110. Amy September 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    My husband absolutely loves anything orange cream flavored! I’ll have to make these! Thanks for the recipe…

  111. kathy pease October 9, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    I love creamsicles and now I can make my own..Thanks so very much for the recipe πŸ™‚

  112. Lily Kwan October 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I love Creamsicles! Thanks for the recipe.