Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

December 15th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet

I’ve been using my blender a lot recently, due mostly to the fact that I broke a very small, yet very crucial piece off the top of my food processor bowl the other day.

Broken Piece

Here’s hoping that Santa’s got Cuisinart part #DFP-14WBC in stock.

The food processor won’t even turn on without that little hunk of plastic, so this is why I’ve been hanging with my pal The Blender for a week or so now.


The blender, as well as my second giant box of oranges in less than a month here. We’re all becoming great friends.

That’s the giant box I haul upstairs from the basement every couple days to refill the basket on my counter to remind me a.) did you eat your orange (or six?) yet today? b.) did you offer oranges to any and every visitor that dares to drop by? and c.) Go put an orange in the mailbox! The mailman always looks like he’s got scurvy!

So with a blender that’s become my buddy and a basement full of oranges, I decided to get these guys together and make something magical happen. And that magic is what I like to call an Orange Creamsicle Smoothie.

Turns out I’m not the first person in the world to have this idea, and thankfully the good people of the internet shared some insight when I went looking around to see what other folks put in their orange creamsicle smoothies.

Instead of frozen orange juice concentrate, I dropped one fresh (peeled) orange. In place of ice cream went a container Chobani mango yogurt, plus a couple glugs of milk and a few ice cubes.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Ingredients

I wanted this to taste like the creamsicles I remembered from yesteryear, so I opted for sweetened yogurt in place of my beloved plain Greek yogurt. Peach or vanilla yogurt could easily work here too, non-dairy milks and yogurts could be subbed in as well.

Into the blender, lickety split –

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Orange creamsicle smoothies are totally legit!

To whoever figured out that orange + cream = awesome, please allow me to say,

“Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my empty glass.”

Consider this fair warning that if you use a fresh orange, I had a hard time getting this smoothie completely smooth. I eventually gave up and sent it straight down the hatch, and I honestly didn’t mind the occasional bits of pulp and pith I encountered. But if you’d like to get around this, I’d suggest hand juicing a couple oranges instead of using the whole fruit (especially if you’ve got 620 oranges to spare)

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

or perhaps using your food processor instead of your blender.


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