Orange Creamsicle Popsicles
This swirl of orange juice and yogurt reminds me of hot summers in New Jersey spent by the pool. When the ice cream truck came around I wouldn’t choose a crazy chocolate-y ice cream or a red, white and blue sugary firecracker – I always went for the refreshing creamsicle. This recipe emulates my beloved creamsicle - there’s just something about the combination of sweet orange juice and creamy yogurt. I like to alternate the orange juice mixture and yogurt so that you end up with a pretty marbled treat.
1½ cups orange juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup vanilla yogurt, divided
Orange gel food coloring, as needed
10 tray (3-ounce) Popsicle mold
In a blender puree the orange juice, the sugar and ½ cup of the yogurt until combined. Add a little bit of the gel food coloring using a toothpick and blend until the mixture is a pale orange color.
Divide the mixture between the 3-ounce Popsicle molds until they are filled ½ of the way up. Alternate adding small scoops of yogurt with the remaining orange juice mixture to create a marbling effect.
Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze until the pops are solid, about 6 hours. Briefly run the molds under the hot water to release the popsicles from the molds.
Makes 10 (3-ounce) popsicles.