Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

BY : PUBLISHED : August 14th, 2022

This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie comes with a double dose of creamy and citrusy goodness! A deliciously refreshing orange smoothie with a plant-based creamsicle dunked right in. The flavors are reminiscent of the goodies you buy on ice cream trucks but are made with natural, dairy-free, and better-for-you ingredients!

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two completed Orange Creamsicle Smoothies in glass jars with oranges in the background

A creamy treat bursting with bright citrus flavors made with nothing but the best nature has to offer! This orange creamsicle smoothie is the perfect summer refreshment to make just in time for National Creamsicle Day. Healthy and refreshing have never been this cool!

A Mouthwatering Summer Drink with a Twist

Smoothies are a great way to get instant relief from the sweltering summer heat. And we always grab an opportunity to add fresh fruits to our day. Oranges are great because they are packed with sweet and tangy pulps loaded with vitamin C and fiber. And these round orbs of sunshine are taking center stage with this fantastic summer drink.

We used fresh oranges for the creamy smoothie and doubled up the fun with an Orange n’ Cream GoodPop dipped into it because, why not? GoodPop creamsicles are delicious frozen treats made with clean, plant-based, organic, and responsibly sourced ingredients. We love how these clean-up classics are guaranteed not to contain HFCS, GMOs, refined sugar, or sugar alcohol sweeteners in their products. So, this Orange Creamsicle Smoothie does not only taste amazing, but it is also healthy, too!

Ingredients

ingredients for Orange Creamsicle Smoothie against a light background
  • Oranges -  Peeled and sliced. We like to get a sweeter variety of oranges like Valencia or Cara Cara. However, you can use whatever you find and just add more sweeteners if needed.
  • GoodPop creamsicles – We used oranges and cream for this smoothie recipe, but feel free to try out their delectable selection of flavors.  
  • Vanilla soymilk - To give the smoothie a richer taste and creamy consistency. You can use plain soy milk or any other plant milk if that is what you have on hand. Just splash a bit more vanilla extract, if needed.
  • Agave - To sweeten things up! You can also use maple or coconut syrup.  
  • Vanilla extract - Adds a delicate flavor and aroma.
  • Ice

Optional

  • Banana - We urge you to add this if you can. It will give the smoothie a thicker and creamier texture while adding loads of natural sweetness. I always keep frozen bananas for smoothie emergencies. They keep for 6 months!
  • Vanilla vegan yogurt - For layering.
  • Orange slices - For garnishing.

How to Make Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

  • 1) Flash-freeze the fruits. Place orange slices and banana (if using) in the freezer for 20 minutes.
oranges and banana in a blender
  • 2) Blend! Once they’re mostly frozen, add them to a blender with the ice, soymilk, agave, and vanilla, and blend until smooth and creamy.
process shot of adding vanilla extract to blender
  • 3) Assemble. Pour ½ cup of plant-based vanilla yogurt into a glass, followed by the orange smoothie, filling about ½  inch away from the top of the glass. Garnish with an orange slice and GoodPop creamsicle. Repeat with a second glass. Enjoy immediately.
two completed Orange Creamsicle Smoothies in glass jars with oranges in the background

Helpful Tips

  • If your smoothie becomes too thick, add more plant-based milk or water until you are satisfied with the consistency.
  • If you are not using bananas, make this using coconut cream instead to achieve the same level of thickness.  
  • Use smaller ice cubes. This will allow you to blend easier without overdoing it.
  • If your oranges are not sweet enough and you opted out of using frozen bananas, add more agave or sweetener.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a creamsicle?

It is a type of popsicle usually made with ice cream inside.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Absolutely! All ingredients, including the GoodPop creamsicle, are free of gluten and can be enjoyed by anyone with a celiac allergy.

Where can I buy GoodPop creamsicles?

GoodPop products are available at select natural grocery retailers around the country! You can check their store locator and type in your zip code to find a store near you. You can also order them online.

two completed Orange Creamsicle Smoothies in glass jars with oranges and good pop packaging in the background

Possible Add-ons

  • Sneak in some veggies! You can make this even healthier by adding vegetables like cauliflower, zucchini, or carrots. Your kids will not even notice them.
  • Chia seeds are a great addition to smoothies, especially if you want to feel fuller longer. This superfood will add more volume to your smoothie without affecting the flavors.
  • Protein powder is a great addition, especially if you are making this as part of your post-workout routine.
  • Other fruits like mangoes, melon, and different types of citruses would be best for this smoothie recipe. However, feel free to experiment with other fruits that are in season.

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

two completed Orange Creamsicle Smoothies in glass jars with oranges in the background

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Toni Okamoto
This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie comes with a double dose of creamy and citrusy goodness! A deliciously refreshing orange smoothie with a creamsicle dunked right in.
5 from 51 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 375 kcal
METHOD Blender
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 5 oranges peeled and sliced
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 1 ¼ cup of ice
  • ½ cup of vanilla soymilk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of agave
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of vanilla vegan yogurt optional
  • Orange slices for garnish (optional)
  • 2 GoodPop creamsicles

Instructions
 

  • Place orange slices and banana (if using) in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Once they’re mostly frozen, add them to a blender with the ice, soymilk, agave, and vanilla, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour ½ cup of vanilla yogurt into a glass, followed by the orange smoothie, filling about ½ inch away from the top of the glass. Garnish with an orange slice and GoodPop creamsicle. Repeat with a second glass. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • If your smoothie becomes too thick, add more plant-based milk or water until you are satisfied with the consistency.
  • If you are not using bananas, make this using coconut cream instead to achieve the same level of thickness.  
  • Use smaller ice cubes. This will allow you to blend easier without overdoing it.

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 889mgFiber: 10gSugar: 60gVitamin A: 1007IUVitamin C: 186mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 1mg
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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  1. Janaye says

    5 stars
    Omg this is sooo delicious 😍😍

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! It is quite the treat!

  2. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    I can't get enough of this smoothie! It's perfect in every way and I could drink it for every single meal - lol!

    • Andrea White says

      I am totally with you!!

  3. Rachel says

    5 stars
    Smoothie garnished with a creamsicle? Sign me up! This combo is delicious!!

    • Andrea White says

      It's the ultimate dessert!!

  4. Tina says

    5 stars
    I love GoodPop! Such a fun recipe.

    • Andrea White says

      They have the best treats!

  5. Teodora says

    5 stars
    Yum! This became my favorite! It is so good! Thanks for sharing!

    • Andrea White says

      It's quite the tasty treat!

  6. Katie says

    5 stars
    Can't wait to make this, it looks incredible!

    • Andrea White says

      Let us know what you think!

  7. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    So sweet and delicious! Love GoodPop!

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