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Creamsicle Popsicles 3 Ways: Lemon, Lime, and Orange

Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles (with a tropical mango twist).

Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles (with a tropical mango twist).

Living in northern Europe, where air conditioning is a rare commodity, I’ve had to create practical ways of staying cool for the few weeks of heat we get each year. A fan is enough on most days, but others (like the 100 degree heat wave we’ve had in the past few weeks) require more ingenuity.

Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles (with a tropical mango twist).

So I sit and work, one ice pack in my shirt, another on my chair, and with a popsicle in hand at all times. It ain’t pretty folks, but it works. But chomping down on the sugar and fat filled store bought popsicles all day isn’t an option (given my tendency to power through 3 or 4 in an effort to stay cool), so I’ve worked out some recipes that make for ultra-delicious ice pops that are healthy too.

Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles (with a tropical mango twist).

Ingredients for Creamsicle Popsicles

Plain Greek yogurt creates the base of these creamsicles. Greek yogurt is different from regular yogurt in that a lot of the extra water has been drawn out, making for a thicker, creamier kind of yogurt. This is perfect in popsicles, where more water leads to more crystallization (i.e. inedible ice blocks).

The banana adds natural sweetness and also contributes to the perfect texture. Finally, the citrus juice give these pops their classic lemon, lime, and orange creamsicles taste. And don’t forget the citrus zest! Flavors tend to become less intense when you freeze them, and the zest is going to pack a punch of flavor to give these pops there addictive taste.

Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles (with a tropical mango twist).
Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicles (with a tropical mango twist).

Creamsicle Popsicles 3 Ways: Lemon, Lime, and Orange

Showing you how to make not one, not two, but THREE creamsicle popsicles today, from lemon and lime to classic orange creamsicle (with a tropical mango twist).
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Course: Desserts, Snacks
Keyword: creamsicles, popsicles
Diet: Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays
Time: 60 minutes or more
Prep: 5 mins
Freeze Time: 4 hrs
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 8 popsicles
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 1 vote

INGREDIENTS

Mango Orange Creamsicles
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 120 mL
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 120 g
  • 2 Tbsp honey 30 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
Limesicles
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 60 mL
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 240 g
  • 2 Tbsp honey 30 mL
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 mL
Lemonsicles
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 60 mL
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 240 g
  • 2 Tbsp honey 30 mL
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 mL

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Blend: Choose the creamsicle recipe you want to make. Combine all ingredients for that popsicle in a blender until smooth.
  • Freeze: Pour into molds, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand. Insert sticks and freeze until hard (at least 4 hours).
  • Eat: Run the mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them up, then remove from the mold.
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This recipe first appeared on Amanda’s Cookin, where I’m a contributor.

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  1. Joy says:

    We made these today and they were a big hit! So great to find a treat kids and the adults at our brunch could really get excited about. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Joy! 😀

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