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National Creamsicle Day

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 :)

*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.

Posted August 14, 2012

by MichelleH


118 Responses

  1. Alex Liz Robinson says:

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

  2. Anita Anderson says:

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

  3. Jennifer Peaslee says:

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

  4. Jenette says:

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

  5. Courtney Farmer says:

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

  6. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Thanks for the recipe!! Looks delicious!!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  7. anneke b says:

    yummy recipie!

  8. pam gemmecke says:

    This sounds like a yummy treat

  9. Theresa J says:

    With these heat waves this is the perfect refreshing desserts

  10. katie klein says:

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

  11. Brittany says:

    Me and my daughter love these!!! Now we can start making our own :)

  12. Lora S says:

    These look delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Gwen M says:

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

  14. stephanie says:

    I love creamsicles!

  15. theresa says:

    gotta try this recipe!

  16. Bertha Brown says:

    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.

  17. Sheri Leslie says:

    This seems like a great idea!

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

  19. Alyssa says:

    Mmm reminds me of childhood!

  20. Terri Moore says:

    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.

  21. Brittany Andrews says:

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

  22. katy says:

    These look and sound absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! :)

  23. Carla Bonesteel says:

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

  24. Rebecca says:

    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.

  25. Vada says:

    Yum!! My kids would LOVE these :) Can’t wait to try it with them!

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

  27. meg says:

    these sound good! i bet my daughter would love them!!

  28. I can never find these anymore! Thanks for the recipe!

  29. Amanda says:

    This looks awesome

  30. Angela S says:


  31. Andrea Byrne says:

    I love creamsicles!! What a fav treat for a mom!!

  32. Taylor says:


  33. Eileen says:

    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!

  34. Wendy C says:

    Thanks for this! Gonna try this ASAP:)

  35. Laura Miller says:

    Orange Creamsicles take me back to my childhood!!!

  36. Amy V says:

    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!

  37. Maria says:

    That looks delicious!

  38. Jordan says:

    oh these sound yummy, thanks for the recipe. gonna try these today :)

  39. Margo says:

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

  40. Meghan Mojica says:

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

  41. Wendi says:


  42. rebecca says:

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

  43. Niki Hubert says:

    this sounds so good!

  44. Lori Williams says:

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

  45. Sarah M. says:

    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!

  46. Shakeeta W says:

    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 :)

  47. Rebekah says:

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

  48. Rebecca says:

    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!

  49. Peggie Scott says:

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

  50. Diana Gillette says:

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  51. Carrie says:


  52. Laura Jacobson says:

    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!

  53. Ali Schroeder says:


  54. These look Delicious!

  55. kelsey house says:

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

  56. Julie Jensen says:

    O M G I must try this recipe on one of my diet “cheat” days!! I LOVE Creamsicles!!

  57. Addison Kat says:

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

  58. Larissa says:

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

  59. Dana Denay says:

    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!

  60. Amanda wisby says:

    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.

  61. Candy Johnstone says:

    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.

  62. Lenora B. says:

    I love this recipe. I love that you used honey instead of sugar! :)

  63. yumm! thanks for the recipe!!

  64. Mariee says:

    Yum, thanks for a great recipe!

  65. Jennifer Fox says:

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

  66. Robert Pyszk says:

    YUMMY! One of my very favorite flavors

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

  68. Jen R says:

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

  69. Danielle B says:

    This recipe sounds great!

  70. jESSICA says:

    Awesome recipe! I love creamsicles so much!

  71. Sarah says:

    Looks delicious… But I think I’ll stick to buying them :) in all honesty!

  72. Harold D says:

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

  73. virginia smith says:

    will try these for the little ones!!

  74. Sherrie says:

    Love this!

  75. Sarah S. says:

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

  76. Britt says:

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

  77. Jen Perdue says:

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

  78. Marla B says:

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

  79. Mary Renshaw says:

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

  80. Lisandra says:

    This looks good, have to try it.

  81. Gabby says:

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

  82. polly says:

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

  83. Joye Rast says:

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

  84. Kim Burnett says:

    sounds yummy, will have to make!

  85. Kim says:

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

  86. T. Dickisnon says:

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

  87. shelly says:

    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.

  88. Laura says:

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

  89. Hope says:

    Sounds so yummy! Have to make these!!

  90. sharon winne says:

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

  91. Jennifer Bonilla says:

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

  92. tamar says:

    this sounds awesome, thanks!!!!

  93. melissa says:

    We tried these and they are wonderful!

  94. Myranda Akin says:

    Marking this one for my husband!

  95. Alicia says:

    My little guy would love this! totally making!

  96. Ebbie D says:

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

  97. Ebbie D says:

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

  98. Ebbie D says:

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

  99. Katie Santos says:

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

  100. Malissa says:

    OMG I LOVE cramsicles!!

  101. Holli VanderMolen says:

    Sounds so good!

  102. Michelle Murphy says:

    Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious!

  103. Sarah L. says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  104. becky d says:

    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?

  105. stephanie fletcher says:

    My family loves these. I will have to try!

  106. Rebecca says:

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

  107. Andrea w says:

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this!

  108. Tanya White says:

    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.

  109. kelly nicholson says:

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

  110. Sumer Blaker says:

    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.

  111. Deborah Hogue says:

    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.

  112. Heather Garcia says:

    Yummy, I want one!!

  113. Sam Stamp says:

    Thank you for the recipe i love creamsicles!! I will have to try this out some time :D

  114. Terri S. says:

    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. :-)

  115. Amy says:

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

  116. kathy pease says:

    I love creamsicles and now I can make my own..Thanks so very much for the recipe :)

  117. Lily Kwan says:

    I love Creamsicles! Thanks for the recipe.

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