Creamsicles

During summer we make my dairy-free Creamsicles every day because they're so refreshing! The boys love the creamy orange flavor of these amazing paleo popsicles, and I'm thrilled that we can throw them together so quickly. All you need to make to make these orange Creamsicles is 6 healthy ingredients! This recipe calls for coconut milk, orange juice, lemon juice, orange extract, vanilla stevia, and powdered lecithin.

Orange Creamsicles

I use freshly squeezed lemon juice in this low-carb Creamsicle recipe to reduce the amount of sugar while retaining the zingy citrus flavor. The orange juice that I use in this recipe is also fresh squeezed. I don't think this low-carb popsicle recipe will taste all that great with store bought juices from concentrate, so keep that in mind.

What is Lecithin?

Some of you may be wondering why I use lecithin in this recipe. First, lecithin is a wonderfully healthy fat and fantastic dietary supplement for the keto diet. Second, it has an incredibly rich creamy flavor. Finally, lecithin keeps the ingredients in this recipe from curdling and separating. Please note, I use powdered lecithin in this recipe.

Keto Recipes

If you're loving low-carb and want to go a step further you definitely need to check out my Keto Recipes page! And all of you who are already on a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet will love my assortment of easy keto recipes that range from Keto Bread, to Brownies, to Raspberry Lemonade Muffins.

Creamsicles

Ingredients
Serves:
9popsicles
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Instructions
  1. In a vitamix blend coconut milk, orange juice, and lemon juice
  2. Blend in orange extract, stevia, and lecithin until smooth
  3. Pour mixture into popsicle molds
  4. Set timer for 30 minutes
  5. Place popsicle sticks into semi-frozen popsicles
  6. Freeze for 3 hours
  7. Serve
Creamsicles were a childhood favorite that I have not eaten in many, many years because of the junk ingredients in the commercially made products. Thanks so much for another great recipe!

Creamsicle Recipe

I tested this low-carb Creamsicle recipe more than a dozen times using the ingredients above to get it just right. I'm not sure if it will work without any of the ingredients above, with other ingredients, or with various substitutions. The only way to know if replacing one ingredient with another will work is to test the recipe using the ingredients of your choice. If you do, please leave a comment so that others can benefit from your experiments!

More Low-Carb Popsicle Recipes

Here are links to my other low-carb popsicle recipes!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2016.

Comments

56 responses to “Creamsicles”

  1. Hi Elena, love your recipes and look forward to your emails. I want to try this recipe, but I absolutely loathe the taste of Stevia. I can recognize its awful chemical taste no matter how little is used. Therefore, I usually substitute coconut sugar. Was the vanilla Stevia liquid or powdered? Depending on your answer, I assume I will have to either use coconut nectar or or make powdered sugar and use very, very little to taste. I also don’t know what form of vanilla to use and I am very afraid to use too much. Can you give me some guidance? Thank you, Naomi

    • Naomi, thanks for your comment! If you click the highlighted text in the ingredients portion of the recipe you can view each type and brand of ingredient I use. If you take a look at the paragraph after the recipe you will get more info on substitutions. Good luck and I hope you’ll stop back by to let us know how your experiments go!

  2. Hello, I just did this recipe and they taste delicious, but from half to bottom they are ice and not creamy. I follow the exact steps in your recipe here. Not sure why!

  3. Elana Thank You so much for these great recipes. I made the orange and the chocolate pop cycles and I am addicted. I make them and put them in freezer bags so I’m always ready to make more when I’m running low. You come up with the most engenious ideas and combinations of ingredients with total success. I am very lactose intolerant and I just love creamy frozen treats and with your creations I don’t have to worry about what I’m putting in my body. As always, my prayers to you and your family. Wishing you a very healthy, happy upcoming busy holiday season.

  4. If I purchase the lecithin… it would be for this recipe only – thus I’m wondering what else I can use lecithin for? Should I put it in smoothies… any other recipe ideas?

  5. i totally played with this recipe. the first time i made it, i followed it fairly closely – using a vanilla creme stevia for the stevia, cocoa butter for the lecithin and 6 drops Young Living orange essential oil instead of the orange flavoring. i use a Zoku quick pop maker. the first time the texture was fine but i’m not a huge fan of stevia – it leaves a weird aftertaste except when i use it for lemonade or the dried leaves in tea. the 2nd time i made these, i left out the lemon juice and just used more orange juice. i used 2 tablespoons each lucuma powder and coconut sugar for the sweetener. i was able to get sunflower lecithin from vitacost.com and used that. this time they came out GREAT. the sweetness might have been less than the stevia but since the coconut sugar is a powder, it can be added to taste. it was my first time using lucuma which, to me, is not really sweet. so, next time i’ll probably skip it altogether and see how it tastes.

  6. Great tasting creamsicles, thanks. As I purchased the sunflower lecithin and would like to use in other recipes, can I put it in other recipes? I was wondering about pancakes? Thanks again as usual your recipes are awesome!

  7. hi elana, glad you are feeling better! I am not much of a creamsicles fan so I am going to try some pineapple and pineapple juice plus coconut liquid stevia. I buy fresh pineapple and freeze it the fresh juice that is let in the container I put in ice cube trays and freeze for future use. I think it would work great for this. might even add some strawberries. yum!!!
    have a great day! marian

  8. I have a 16 oz bottle of liquid lecithin. Do you have any idea how much I should use in place of the powdered stuff?

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