I never really liked creamsicles as a child. Yet, like many people, I find my tastes are constantly evolving as I get older. And today, for some strange reason, I found myself craving the taste of a creamsicle ice cream pop. For those who don’t know – a creamsicle is a frozen vanilla ice cream bar enrobbed in an orange (juice) flavored shell. As a kid, there was something about the combination of orange and cream that just felt so wrong, but now it feels oh so right. I won’t be going out to buy any real creamsicles anytime soon, but I’ve recreated my own version with a twist. I’m calling this one Cream Pop Punch. There’s orange, a dash of vanilla, and…..bananas to give it a thicker, creamier texture. So, although there’s no ice cream or dairy in this version, it’s still nice and creamy and oh so dreamy. Enjoy!
Cream Pop Punch
1 1/2 cups dairy free milk (I used rice milk – soy, almond, or any other dairy free milk will work as well)
2 oranges, peeled
dash of vanilla extract
10 pieces ice
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Makes 2 – 3 servings.
Tip: Although the banana is by no means over powering – or the star of this drink, if you want nothing to do with bananas in your cream pop, try eliminating the banana and adding a half cup of yogurt – plain or vanilla flavored.