Creamy, dreamy Orange Creamsicle Mocktails are your favorite frozen dessert in drink form!
We are at a fun time of parenting, with a 7 year old, a 5 year old, and a 3 year old. I love watching Miss Magoo– the oldest– as she starts to “get” the holidays. This year, she was excited about New Year’s Eve, where in the past she never even knew what was going on.
For New Year’s Eve this year, I wanted to make a fun and special drink for the kids. Initially I was thinking of something cranberry, then that morphed into strawberry, and finally Dan told me he always liked creamsicles when he was younger, so we settled on orange creamsicle mocktails.
I haven’t ever had the alcoholic version of a creamsicle, so I invented what I thought would be the equivalent of the frozen creamsicle of my youth but in drink form. After making these, I looked up the recipe for the alcholic version, and found that I was way off from that. If you’re looking for a virgin version of the cocktail, this isn’t it! But if you want the dessert in drink form, you’ve come to the right place!
You can make this with either a lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7-up, and you’ll get a slightly orange flavor. For a stronger orange flavor, use an orange soda instead. Either way is delicious.
In the picture, I used lemon-lime soda, which is why the orange creamsicle mocktails turned out very light in color. Orange soda will also give these a more orange color.
I also used vanilla bean ice cream instead of plain vanilla, simply because I like it! You can use whichever you have on hand, or whichever you prefer!
The ice cream will float to the top, so make sure you have a ladle to scoop the orange creamsicle mocktails into cups, or else you will end up with just ice cream foam in the cups. Not that that would be a bad thing, mind you, but you may want a little of the orange in your creamsicle!
Recipe for Orange Creamsicle Mocktail:
- 12 oz. Orange Concentrate, thawed
- 2 liters Lemon-Lime or Orange Soda
- 1 1/2 Qt. Vanilla Ice Cream, softened
In a punch bowl or large pitcher, stir together orange concentrate (no diluted) and soda.
Once mixed well, stir in ice cream.
Serve and enjoy!
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This recipe contains: orange juice, ice cream, Sprite/ 7 up soda