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Fresh mandarin oranges come together to make a sweet and delicious frozen treat. Great for a hot summer day or embracing the winter orange season!
We love popsicles in this house! Besides fudgesicles, the next favorite flavor combination is orange and cream. They are refreshing for Texas summers yet we still scarf them down in wintertime too — it's orange season!
This is the time of year we always have oranges in our house — especially mandarin oranges. You see — it's one of the few things my picky son loves. So in the winter, we buy them by the bags — they are always on the grocery list until the stores no longer carry them.
I recently was sent a Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker so guess what I had to make? My Quick & Easy Creamy Orange Popsicle Recipe, of course! Usually, I make a variation of this recipe in my ice cream maker but it turns out it's just as awesome as a popsicle. SCORE!
The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is super easy to use. To me, it's very similar to using a homemade ice cream maker.
The ice cream maker I have has a freezer bowl containing cooling liquid between a double insulated wall. This is what creates a quick and even freezing.
My Zoku Quick Pop Maker seems to use a similar technology—making things freeze very quickly!
Nothing is more annoying than waiting for something to freeze. Especially if you're waiting with whining kiddos, asking “Is it done yet?” every 5 seconds.
Thankfully, that's a thing of the past with this pop maker!
Before using the Zoku Pop Maker it needs to be kept in the freezer for at least 24 hours. Once that's done—it's smooth sailing from there on out.
For a fun twist, we made a flavored core pop using the Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker.
Once everything is ready to go, pour orange juice in the mold and wait until you see the outer shell freeze. Then quickly remove the unfrozen liquid using a straw or siphon and pour in the orange/cream mixture letting it freeze completely.
Voilà—an extra orangey Creamy Orange Popsicle!
Then you simply use the included Zoku Super Tool to remove your Creamy Orange Popsicle. It loosens the popsicle so they can easily be removed without any hot water!
You can even attach a drop guard for those extra messy people—like my children.
Okay, myself included 😉
This Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker can make 3 batches of three popsicles—so 9 total. My Quick & Easy Creamy Orange Popsicle Recipe should make around that much!
My only complaint is that the Zoku only comes with 6 popsicle sticks rather than 9.
If you are a little short on the orange and cream mixture when you get to the last mold, add some extra milk or orange juice. It'll do the trick!
Skip the wait and start freezing a batch of these DELICIOUS Creamy Orange Popsicle treats (in your Zoku Triple Quick Pop Maker) today! AND get your orange on
Also, don’t forget to check out the Zoku website for other great products and recipe ideas!!
Creamy Orange Popsicle Recipe
Quick & Easy Creamy Orange Popsicle Recipe
Fresh mandarin oranges come together to make a sweet and delicious frozen treat. Great for a hot summer day or embracing winter orange season!
- 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate thawed
- 2 mandarin oranges peeled
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- mandarin orange zest to taste
- 1 cup half & half
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a food processor, pulse the oranges, concentrate, sugar, and zest for about 30 seconds.
Add in half & half and vanilla, pulse until smooth - about 60 seconds.
Pour or scoop the orange and cream mixture into your favorite popsicle mold. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until completely solid, if using a regular mold.
If using a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, freeze for 7-9 minutes and enjoy!