This homemade orange soda ice cream is so easy to make, and doesn’t even require an ice cream maker!
This orange creamsicle ice cream is rich and creamy, like what you’d get at a soda shop!
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Did you grow up eating orange sherbet push-pops? They were one of my favorites as a kid!
Then of course there were orange creamsicle floats–similar to root beer floats, but with orange soda and vanilla ice cream.
Those treats from my childhood were the reason I decided to try to make some homemade orange creamsicle ice cream!
So I used the base of those recipes to create this delicious frozen treat!
Homemade Orange Soda Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Machine
When making no-churn ice cream, I like to use fluffy whipped cream to create the perfect creamy texture, and the sweetness is provided by sweetened condensed milk!
Because this recipe uses orange soda, which is high in water content, it is a tad more “icy” in nature than most of my no-churn recipes. I definitely recommend you stick with heavy cream here, because the fat content helps to keep the ice cream from crystallizing too much.
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How to Make the Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
It’s really easy to make this simple 3-ingredient recipe!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Orange Soda
How to Make It:
(Full printable recipe is available below)
Whip the cream. First, using an electric mixer, you’ll whip up the cream until stiff peaks form.
Create the sweet base. In a bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the orange soda and sweetened condensed milk.
Fold together. Last, you’ll mix the sweet base into the whipped cream until mostly incorporated. There may be a few faint streaks of orange and white, but it should be almost entirely incorporated.
Freeze. Pour into a freezer-safe container (I absolutely LOVE this insulated ice cream storage container–it’s the perfect size and shape for scooping and it’s ideal for bringing your ice cream to a summer BBQ or potluck).
Freeze until firm, at least 6-8 hours. Then, scoop (this is my favorite ice cream scoop) and serve! Just look at that creamsicle goodness!
Notes and Adaptations:
- You may need to let the container rest at room temperature for a few minutes to make it easier to scoop.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 16-oz orange soda
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
- In a separate mixing bowl or large measuring cup, combine sweetened condensed milk and orange soda, whisking together.
- Gently mix the soda mixture into the heavy cream, until mostly combined (some orange streaks may remain, but it should be mostly incorporated).
- Transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 8 hours, or until firm.
If you want a more pronounced orange flavor, you can add more soda. This will change the consistency to be a bit more icy, but it will have a stronger orange flavor that way.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.
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