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Healthy Orange Creamsicle Popsicle

This Healthy Orange Creamsicle is a great summertime treat – Greek yogurt makes the creamsicle a fantastic snack! 

Healthy Orange Creamsicles are a great summertime treat - Greek yogurt makes them a great snack! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

More popsicles, as promised!

It should come as no surprise that I created a healthy orange creamsicle popsicle. I’m obsessed with all things orange creamsicle. I just love the tartness of the orange combined with the smooth sweetness of the vanilla. It’s an irresistible combo.

(If you need proof of my obsession, refer to orange creamsicle popcorn, magic shell, cookie bars, buttercream, aaaand a smoothie. If I start making orange creamsicle chicken or something wacko, just call my husband and get me checked into an orange creamsicle treatment facility.)

Healthy Orange Creamsicles are a great summertime treat - Greek yogurt makes them a great snack! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I’ve mentioned it before, but my son (N) is a horribly picky eater. My daughter eats evvvvverything, but little man couldn’t possibly be any more picky.

However, let me tell you! THESE POPSICLES WERE A HIT. He sat at the table for about an hour working on his popsicle. I could hardly believe my eyes. The best part was, he was getting a great dose of protein since this popsicle is mainly composed of Greek yogurt. YES. Score one for mom. N just thinks he’s getting a special treat.

Healthy Orange Creamsicles are a great summertime treat - Greek yogurt makes them a great snack! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

For this healthy orange creamsicle recipe, I used vanilla Greek yogurt to get a head-start on that creamsicle flavor. I added orange zest and vanilla bean paste. Now, if you don’t have vanilla bean paste you can substitute with a combination of vanilla bean extract and vanilla beans. Ooooor if you don’t have vanilla beans, you can get by with just extract. But I love being able to see the little specks of vanilla.

The mixture is thick before you put it into the molds, so I used a piping bag to neatly get the mixture into the molds. You could also put it in a ziplock bag and just cut off the corner – it will act in the same way a piping bag does. After you fill the molds, give them a few good taps on the countertop to remove any bubbles. This will ensure you have a nice smooth popsicle without any pockets of air. I also added a tiny bit of orange food coloring but it’s not at all necessary – I just wanted to give it that classic orange color.

Healthy Orange Creamsicles are a great summertime treat - Greek yogurt makes them a great snack! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Popsicle

This Healthy Orange Creamsicle is a great summertime treat – Greek yogurt makes the creamsicle a fantastic snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (from about one orange)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • optional: orange food coloring

Directions:

  1. Mix together yogurt, orange zest, and vanilla bean paste in a small bowl until combined. If desired, add enough orange food coloring to achieve desired color.
  2. Fill popsicle molds (I use a piping bag for this).
  3. Tap on counter to remove bubbles for a nice smooth result.
  4. Freeze until solid, or about 4 hours.

Note: If you don’t have vanilla bean paste, substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract + seeds scraped from one vanilla bean (or you may use just vanilla extract).

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Verdict: Loved these! They get the orange creamsicle flavor across without being overly sweet.
Husband’s take: He just snagged a bite from one of the kids but he gave his full approval. As did the kids!
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: Easy!

Healthy Orange Creamsicles are a great summertime treat - Greek yogurt makes them a great snack! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Craving more hot weather treats? Try these: Funfetti Pudding Pops, Tart Blueberry Lemon Popsicles, Andes Mint Pudding Pops, Blood Orange and Chocolate Yogurt Pops, or Creamy Mixed Berry Popsicles.

PS: I have a Pinterest board devoted to ice cream and popsicles if you need some more inspiration!

Follow Rachel Cooks | Rachel Gurk’s board Ice Cream and Popsicle Recipes on Pinterest.

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This Healthy Orange Creamsicle is a great summertime treat - Greek yogurt makes the creamsicle a fantastic snack! PS: Only three ingredients! Recipe on RachelCooks.com!