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Orange Creamsicle

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posted: 07/21/23

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This Orange Creamsicle cocktail is your favorite childhood treat as a grown-up drink! You will love this easy and delicious treat.

Side view of Orange Creamsicle served in a glass mug garnished with straws and an orange slice. Another glass of Orange Creamsicle on the counter, along with extra orange slices and straws.

Cocktails that double as dessert are my favorite! This great orange creamsicle cocktail has been super popular on Simple Joy for almost 10 years!

I decided recently that it needed a photo update. You won’t be disappointed by how delicious and easy this great cocktail is.

Side view of person's hand pouring orange soda into glass mug for Orange Creamsicle recipe. Another mug of ingredients, orange slices for garnish, and straws on the counter. Cocktail jigger in the background.

How to Make Orange Creamsicle

This is a brief overview of how to make this delicious cocktail. For the full recipe with all of the ingredients see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Fill a tall glass with orange soda. Since we aren’t using ice in this recipe, I like to start with a chilled soda.
  2. Add in the vodka. See my recommendations below. Stir the vodka into the drink.
  3. Add in the ice cream. Enjoy!
Side view of person's hand pouring cocktail jigger of vodka into mug of orange soda for Orange Creamsicle recipe. Another mug of ingredients, orange slices, and straws on counter.

Vodka for Orange Creamsicle

I always like to give recommendations for vodka. There is a great choice no matter what your price point is. Keep in mind that with the sweetness of this drink, the quality of vodka is a lot less important.

When budget is no option, I like to go with Grey Goose and Belvedere. As mentioned above, there is no need to break the bank on this and for that I love Titos.

Cake Vodka

When I first posted this recipe, I recommended using cake vodka. It goes so well with the orange soda and the vanilla ice cream. A few different brands make it. I tend to enjoy UV Cake Vodka the most. But of course, if you can’t find it, you will love this with regular vodka.

Side view of person's hand holding scoop of ice cream over mug of ingredients for Orange Creamsicle recipe. An Orange Creamsicle, orange slices, and straws on counter.

Serving

I love serving these orange creamsicles in mason jars with handles. The ones linked below aren’t the exact mugs pictured here (I got those at Dollar Tree years ago!), but I love that these are affordable and come with lids and straws.

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Side view of Orange Creamsicle served in a glass mug garnished with orange slice and straws. Another Orange Creamsicle, orange slices, and straws on counter.

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If you love this Orange Creamsicle cocktail recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Side view of Orange Creamsicle served in a glass mug garnished with straws and an orange slice. Another glass of Orange Creamsicle on the counter, along with extra orange slices and straws.
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Orange Dreamsicle Floatini

Serves: 1 cocktail
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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Orange Creamsicle cocktail is your favorite childhood treat as a grown up drink! You will love this easy and delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces orange soda (cold)
  • 2 ounces vodka (or cake vodka)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Fill a tall glass with chilled orange soda.
    8 ounces orange soda
  • Add the vodka and stir to combine.
    2 ounces vodka
  • Add in the ice cream and enjoy!
    1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Notes

Though this post isn’t sponsored by UV, the UV Cake Vodka is my absolute favorite, and I think it really makes this drink what it is . . . delicious!
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Side view of Orange Creamsicle served in a glass mug garnished with straws and an orange slice. Another glass of Orange Creamsicle on the counter, along with extra orange slices and straws.

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  1. holly waterfall says

    Cake Vodka seriously is the best ever! I could definitely go for a bucket of this right about now! :)

  2. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking says

    It’s national orange creamiscle day today isn’t it? Yay. And pffft to those people liking the adult tasting beverage. I’m one of them that prefers them to taste like a kiddo drink.

    And cake vodka? Whhhaaaaat? I’m in the UK so wondering if that’s just a brand name or whether it’s actually flavoured to taste like cake. And if so, OMGosh I want.

  3. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says

    Wow Lisa! That looks dreamy indeed!

  4. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says

    The only reason I am eager for September is a 3-day weekend LOL. This drink sounds like a great addition to my weekend!

  5. Renea (cupcake-n-bake) says

    Your food/desserts always look so good. I get fat just looking at them. I’m totally drooling over these. Yeah, I need to go run now. But seriously, you are a foodie genius!

    Renea

    • Lisa Longley says

      Renea, this comment made my day! Thank you!

  6. ang says

    YUMMO! That looks delicious, Lisa :)
    Ang

  7. Maggie says

    looks beautiful! I bet it tastes amazing too!

  8. Lysha @ Magnolia Mom says

    OMG! My husband would love these. Will have to make these for him…maybe it will be a special treat for him on our anniversary this Saturday. ;-)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Happy Anniversary Lysha! I hope you like it!

      • Denell Scarborough says

        5 stars
        Lisa,what is cake vodka???

        • Lisa Longley says

          Cake flavored vodka!! It’s totally amazing. I know that Pinnacle and UV sell it, but you might have to ask at your local liquor store. It can be hard to find.

  9. Jami says

    I make this and use condense sweet milk

  10. Teddie says

    Yummy! Reminds me of childhood but much better to add vodka. Have you used diet orange soda? If so, was it good? Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! Actually that’s what I’m using if you look close at the pictures. Delicious!

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