Filled with orange and vanilla flavors and naturally sweetened with honey, these fun Popsicles are a healthy remake of the classic Orange Creamsicle.
Have you ever made Popsicles before?
These healthy Orange Creamsicle Popsicles are the bomb!
Made simple with orange juice, Greek yogurt, vanilla, a little orange zest, and naturally sweetened with honey. That’s all it takes to make a healthy version of a classic summer treat, that you and your kids will love!
Okay, so I guess I almost missed one important thing: POPSICLE MOLDS!
We got Popsicle molds at our wedding several years ago as a gift and I’m so glad that I added them to our registry! They’re so fun, my kids are obsessed with them, and it’s crazy easy to throw a few things in the blender to make healthy Popsicles.
The possibilities are endless. One of my favorite things to do is to use my “I think that’s getting a little too mushy” fruit to make the Popsicles with. C’mon, doesn’t everybody buy too much fruit during the summer and can’t keep up?? 😉 (P.S. Do NOT use moldy fruit, sheesh! Just those blueberries that are looking a little sad but still taste great.)
Moral of the story is this: I wasn’t sure I would use my Popsicles Molds enough and I love using them in the Summer. I try to keep my “kitchen gadgets” to a minimal amount, and these make the cut!
Did I convince you to buy Popsicle molds yet?? 😉
So, after you buy (or already have) your Popsicle molds, you make these yummy Healthy Orange Creamsicle Popsicles!
Bursting with fresh orange flavor and vanilla, if you have orange lovers in your house this is THE treat for them! My son and husband LOVE these.
So, what’s the best kind of Orange Juice to use in this recipe?
I recommend using your favorite orange juice (Yup, that easy!). We like homestyle (some pulp) best, King Soopers brand, so that’s what I use.
What’s the best Greek Yogurt to use?
My favorite choice is plain Fage 2%.
It may sound weird to use plain Greek yogurt in a recipe where vanilla is one of the flavors. However, plain Greek yogurt typically has less additives than when it is flavored, so I still recommend buying plain yogurt and adding your own vanilla to it.
This also helps you control the amount of vanilla you would like to add to your Popsicles.
Already have vanilla Greek yogurt and wanna use that instead? Try lessening the amount of vanilla in the recipe then. You can take a little taste of the “Popsicle batter” with a spoon after blending and see if it needs more vanilla or not and adjust accordingly.
Can I use regular yogurt instead?
You sure can. The Popsicles will not be quite as thick and creamy, so I do recommend and prefer Greek yogurt, but this recipe will work with regular yogurt too.
Last but not least: Help! I have a little leftover Popsicle batter left and all of my Popsicle molds are filled up! What do I do?!
Well, my friend. Grab yourself a glass. Pour the leftovers in it, and cheers! 🙂 This stuff makes a pretty tasty almost-Smoothie too!
If you have kids that are crazy for Popsicles, like mine, I hope they love these! These healthy Orange Creamsicle Popsicles are such a great way to combat that dang Summer heat!! And enjoy a treat while you’re at it 😉
Need more fun Summer treat ideas? Check out my gluten-free Orange Cookies, gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, or my gluten-free Funfetti Snack Balls to munch on!
- 1 1/2 cup orange juice (your favorite kind)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer Fage 2%)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Zest of 1 orange
Add all of your ingredients to a blender and blend for about 30 seconds. Dip a spoon in and taste the batter, if you'd like more vanilla flavor add a little more vanilla. If you'd like more orange flavor, I'd recommend adding more orange zest NOT orange juice.
Pour the mixture into each Popsicle mold, leaving at least 1/2 inch of empty space at the top of the mold.
Put your lids on top of each Popsicle mold, and place the Popsicles into your freezer, for at least two hours (or till the Popsicles are frozen entirely).
To eat, remove the Popsicle from the freezer and run it (still in the mold) under warm water for about a minute. This will make the Popsicle easier to remove from the mold!
These should keep in your freezer for several months.