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Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker
May 20, 2013 | Home >Healthy Kids >Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker

Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker

Growing up, one of my favorite popsicles definitely had to be the orange creamsicle.  So creamy on the inside, yet tart and refreshing on the outside.  Little did I know all of the ingredients inside one of those bad boys.  The great thing about making your own popsicles at home is there is very few ingredients and you can really limit the sugar!  When we were at the grocery store today, my 4 year-old was begging me to buy a popsicle.  I relented and bought ‘Juice Pops’ because that is what she really wanted.  When we got home and she had one, I tasted it just to see what it was like and I was surprised how sweet it was.  Chuck full of sugar.  Well, this is what is really in orange creamsicles when you buy them at the store vs. our homemade version.

 Orange Creamsicle Recipe. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

Our Orange Creamsicle Recipe is simple, refreshing, nutritious and definitely bring back the nostalgia of eating them when you were a kid.

Orange Creamsicle Recipe. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

The key to making a real creamsicle is the Zoku Pop Maker.  It probably seems like I am always talking about the Zoku, and that is because I am!  It is honestly one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.  If your kids like popsicles then this is a must have.  Instead of waiting a few hours for your pops to freeze, the Zoku literally makes the pops in 7 minutes.  So great when you have little kidlets waiting not-so-patiently for a popsicle.  This is how it works:

1 Put the Zoku unit in the freezer for 24 hours, or you can store it there so you’re always ready to make the quick pops. (That is what I do)

2 – Place the reusable pop sticks in the mold, and then pour in your choice of juice, smoothie, mashed fruit – whatever you want!  And wait…only 7 minutes! Place the unit right on your counter-top while you wait.

3 – Use the specially designed Super Tool to release your pops.

4 – ENJOY!

Orange Creamsicle Recipe. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

There are SO many fun pops you can make.

Orange Creamsicles
We started with fresh squeezed orange juice.  If you don’t have time, or are making a lot of pops, or just don’t feel like squeezing oranges – then by all means use 100% orange juice.  Depending how many pops you are making at a time – you will need about 6 ounces of orange juice.  I used 3 large navel oranges and got about 6 ounces.

Orange Creamsicle Recipe. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

This is where the Zoku’s magic comes in.  Pour the juice into the molds.  You will then wait about 3 minutes.

 Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

After about 3-4 minutes, the outside will have frozen but the center will still be liquid.  You will then use the Siphon tool to suck out the center of the pops.

Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

For our creamy center, use a blender to blend Greek yogurt, 1/4 of a banana, and a little milk.  The banana was to add sweetness, but you could also use honey, your favorite sweetener or nothing at all.  You could also add a little pure vanilla extract which would be delicious.   Pour this mixture into the center of your mold.

Orange Creamsicle Recipe. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

Wait about 4-5 more minutes and you will have a delectable orange creamsicle.  Now, if you don’t have a Zoku………..you should get one.  Ha – just kidding.  You can still make this recipe!

To Make With A Regular Pop Maker

Blend all ingredients together and pour it into your mold.  It will just be a blended orange creamsicle and is still just as delicious – just won’t have the separate creamy center.

Orange Creamsicle Recipe. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

Back to the Zoku……..

Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker. Orange coating with a creamy center! This popsicle is easier than it looks!

I love that if I have leftover smoothie from breakfast, I can pour it into my zoku and have pops in 7 minutes.  I love that you don’t have to clean the molds every time you use it.  I love that I don’t have to buy sugary popsicles for my kids because I can make so many different kinds and so fast!

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Orange Creamsicle Recipe and Zoku Pop Maker

Orange Creamsicle
  • 6 ounces 100% orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 banana (or sweetener of your choice - you could use 1-2 Tbsp of honey)
  • 2 Tbsp milk (regular, coconut, almond, soy)
Follow instructions for Zoku pop maker to make a cream-centered pop. Otherwise blend ingredients together and pour into your mold. Freeze.  
written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(26)
Jaye says:

I’ve been thinking about using some of my recognition points from work to order a Zoku. In reading some of the online reviews several people noticed that their Zoku started oozing blue goo. Have you ever come across this? Really want one but not if its going to break/leak chemicals into our food. Thoughts?

Megan says:

The recipe looks good, but 50$ for a popsicle maker!? That’s insanity.

Natalie says:

I have had a Zoku for about 2 years now and have never had that problem. Definitely wouldn’t want chemicals leaking into my pops, but I personally have not encountered this.

Waist Time says:

These were my favorite as a kid too. Thanks for sharing this zoku recipe 🙂

Beth says:

These look awesome! I have a Zoku that I got as a gift and have tried to use it multiple times but every time the Popsicle get stuck. Do you have this problem?

Jaye says:

Ordered mine tonight! Now I just have to wait a couple of weeks for it to arrive. I guess that’s the price you pay when you order stuff through rewards programs. I already have 4 or 5 recipes that I’d like to try, including Dole Whip and Wacky Watermelon 🙂

Natalie says:

I have never had this problem. What kind of mixtures are you putting in it??

Rhonda F. says:

Our first Zoku started to ooze around the outer seal (no contact with the food) after a couple of uses. I emailed Zoku since it was just past the 30 day return window at the store. They mailed me a new one for free, no questions asked, and didn’t ask me to return the old one. The new one has worked perfectly for over a year now.

ooh, that is so cool… i’m putting it on my wish list – for Christmas or Birthday… ‘cuz it’s kinda pricey… but cool – for sure.

Beth says:

I finally got it to work with your recipe. Thanks!

Stephanie says:

It’s pricey to me. $50. for the popsicle maker. Save it for the christmas party.

Meghan says:

The Zoku looks awesome! It’s a bit pricey but for the amount of healthy popsicles that you can make with it, it’s worth it in the long run. My girls would love these orange creamsicles!

Richard says:

That looks like a lot of fun! $50 isn’t cheap, but these would be great for kids’ parties.

tina says:

how long can these pops stay frozen in the freezer before you should throw them away?

Natalie says:

I don’t have an exact time estimate, but I would say if they start to get freezer burn, then throw them out.

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Elizabeth says:

I would just do it the regular way with cheap popsicle molds. 🙂

Annon says:

You say this is healthy, but do you know what is IN store-bought “100% Orange Juice”? The juice has the oxygen removed and is stored for up to a year before being made “fresh” with chemicals, colors and fragrances. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/16/dirty-little-secret-orange-juice-is-artificially-flavored-to-taste-like-oranges.aspx

And don’t be fooled-dairy products are less than safe for your children, containing growth hormones for starters-and packed with sugar. There is a reason we, the obese species, are the only ones who feed another species’s milk to our babies.

Amy says:

Annon- While normally I don’t respond to comments like this, I can’t let any link from the Mercola site go without comment. The Mercola website has the most incorrect information on the internet. He’s not credible at all. He’s only in business to sell supplements.
Secondly, we are not obese because of growth hormones or sugar. We are obese because people eat way too much food.
Lastly, while I don’t agree that store bought orange juice is as harmful as you state, we never said you had to buy it. We said : fresh squeezed orange juice. People are welcome to squeeze their own. We’ve done it hundreds of times.

Stephanie says:

I was seriously craving orange julius the other day, can’t wait to try these tomorrow, they will hit the spot!

Kim says:

Amy, I just want to say how perfect your response to this was. Much respect.

Kim says:

Amy, I just want to say how perfect your response to this was. Much respect.

Amy says:

Yep! that works too Stephanie!

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Misty says:

I’m new to making Popsicles and bought the regular plastic molds. Can I use this same recipe for those also? Thanks in advance.

KAREN says:

I made these using regular molds on the weekend. I sweetened them with a bit if honey and used vanilla Greek yogurt. They turned out pretty good!

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