Indulge your senses with these dreamy blood orange cream popsicles. These unique popsicle treats are the perfect way to celebrate this delicious fruit during its short but sweet time in season! Made from fresh, juicy juice and cream paired together perfectly with a hint of sweetness provided by honey - you'll want one every day until next year.
Homemade popsicles are a much better option than store-bought ones because you can control what goes into them and they're often made from simple, healthy ingredients.
Tart and sweet, these treats take on a beautiful pink hue. The creamsicle texture of the blood orange is spot on with their delicate flavor profile that can't be found in any other citrus fruit! If you find yourself abundant with this type of produce make sure not to miss out making some blood orange cream popsicles; they're excellent at satisfying your cravings for something fresh, and with 78% more vitamin C than regular oranges too?
The ingredients for blood orange cream popsicle are:
Ingredients for blood orange creamsicles are:
- Blood orange juice - freshly squeezed
- Heavy cream
- Greek yogurt
Quantities are listed in the recipe below!
How to make blood orange cream popsicles:
I wanted to treat these more like ice cream, because I wanted them to be extra rich and creamy. That's why I don't just blend all of the ingredients and place them in a popsicle mold. The extra step of heating and reducing them together makes a wonderful creamy popsicle. The fat content helps prevent them from getting too icy, like normal fruit popsicles occasionally do.
- First you'll start by squeezing the juice of 10 medium sized blood oranges.
- Strain to remove any seeds or pulp into a small sauce pan.
- Add in your greek yogurt, heavy cream and honey.
- Heat on low for 15 minutes for a slow reduction, and to allow the honey to completely dissolve.
- Transfer into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 6 hours - overnight
How do you make popsicles without popsicle molds or sticks?If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can still make homemade popsicles!
- You can use cups: plastic, paper, or glass.
- I also used reusable honey dippers for the stick, but you can use small spoons in place of popsicle sticks if needed.
Can you make these popsicles vegan?A recipe like can absolutely be vegan! Swap out cream for coconut cream, and yogurt for any dairy free yogurt you enjoy. And replace the honey with any sweetener of choice. Even granulated sugar works fine here.
What are the best popsicle molds?The fun thing about popsicles is that they're so adaptable, and that you can get creative with the shapes, colors and ingredients. Finding a cute mold makes a popsicle every fun. I typically use our stainless steel popsicle molds. I love that I can pop them in the dishwasher when we're done, and that they'll last us a lifetime. But linking some cute ones below!
Can whole fruit be used for popsicles?Absolutely. Just peel and slice your oranges while and that would be just fine. Just be sure to blend them up before putting your mixture into your popsicle mold.
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How to Store Homemade Popsicles
These homemade popsicles will keep well in the freezer. I recommend removing them from their mold, and placing a small piece of parchment or wax paper in between them. That way, they will stay fresh without sticking to each other. Alternatively, you can set them upright in an air tight storage bag, so that they're not stacked on top of each other. Popsicles are good for one month in the freezer.
- Juice from 10 blood oranges oranges
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- ½ cup of greek yogurt
- ½ cup honey
First you'll start by squeezing the juice of 10 medium sized blood oranges.
Strain to remove any seeds or pulp into a small sauce pan.
Add in your greek yogurt, heavy cream and honey.
Heat on low for 15 minutes for a slow reduction, and to allow the honey to completely dissolve.
Transfer into popsicle molds.
Freeze for 6 hours - overnight
Do not juice the blood orange juice too far in advance, it ferments quickly. So squeeze the day or day of making the popsicles!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 22gFiber 6gSugar 22gProtein 6g