Cream Pop Punch - Juice Recipe

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
1 banana
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.



  1. I didn't really like creamsicles as a kid, either, but I make these shakes all the time! I use So Delicious coconut milk beverages, and when I'm feeling really decadent, I add some of their vanilla bean flavor coconut milk ice cream, too. Really tasty!

  2. Oooh. That sounds good. I've never had So Delicious before, but I just bought some coconut milk so I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip!