Desserts: Frozen Desserts: Orange Creamsicles

This fun, frozen dessert is easy enough for the kids to help make. Plus, as it's a Recipe Makeover, it's much lighter than a traditional recipe!
Per serving: 138 calories and 2.5g fat.
Saves: 134 calories and 3.2g fat.

Author: Wisconsin Milk and Marketing Board -
Date: July 11, 2013

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x creamsicles

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 6 hrs (for freezing)


    Although orange creamsicles can be purchased ready-made and can be somewhat low in calories, store-bought regular orange creamsicles are made with higher-fat ingredients, lots of added sugar, artificial flavorings, and colorings. Or, if made at home, traditional recipes generally call for high-fat, high-sugar ingredients.

    However, this madeover recipe replaces higher-fat ice cream with lower-fat, sugary orange sherbet with healthier yogurt and orange juice concentrate. And, the added bonus is that the family can have fun making them.
  Recipe Makeover

    2 cup (1 pint) vanilla low-fat ice cream, softened
    1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate
    1 (6 oz) carton orange fat-free yogurt
    6 (5 oz) paper cups
    6 wooden popsicle sticks

  Traditional Recipe

    2 cup vanilla ice cream
    3 cup orange sherbet
    1/2 cup orange gelatin dessert mix
    6 popsicle molds, or 6 small cups and 6 wooden sticks


    In a large bowl, mix softened ice cream, juice concentrate and yogurt, stirring until thoroughly blended.

    Pour into paper cups. Cover each cup with foil. Make a slit in foil with a knife and insert stick into orange mixture. Freeze until hard (about 6 hours). Remove foil and paper cups to serve.


    If preferred, use no-added-sugar ice cream and yogurt.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:138 cals272 cals
Kilojoules:578 kJ1,137 kJ
Fat2.5 g5.7 g
Carbohydrates26.2 g50.3 g
Protein3.9 g3.7 g
Cholesterol7.0 mg18.0 mg
Sodium47 mg125 mg
Saturated Fat1.4 g3.5 g
Fiber0.2 g0.0 g
Calcium119.0 mg87.0 mg
Total Sugars25.3 g46.3 g

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