Did you love orange creamsicles? Then you are going to go crazy for this Orange Creamsicle Milkshake. It is a mix of creamy vanilla and tangy orange flavors, homemade with just 5 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes. The classic flavor combo is one that everyone from kids to adults absolutely loves!

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Classic Orange Creamsicle Dessert

Who remembers getting those delicious Creamsicle ice cream treats with the orange flavor on the outside and creamy vanilla on the inside?

I was obsessed with those as a kid, and I had a feeling if I introduced this combo to my kids, they would be, too. I was not wrong. They absolutely went bonkers for my homemade Orange Creamsicle Milkshake.

There’s just no beating this flavor combination. Everyone loves it. Whether we make these to cool down on a hot summer day, as an after dinner dessert, or for a late night snack on movie nights, these orange shakes always hit the spot.

Why We Love This Orange Creamsicle Milkshake Recipe

  • Simple homemade milkshake
  • Costs much less than it would at a restaurant or ice cream shop
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Classic flavor combo that everyone loves
  • Perfect refreshing summertime treat
  • Tastes just like a traditional Creamsicle 
  • Ready in just 5 minutes
  • Short list of ingredients 
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Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 12 oz orange juice concentrate


How to Make an Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

This recipe will come together in 3 easy steps and just about 5 minutes. You can choose to drink it straight after blending, or place it in the freezer to let it set a bit more.

Blend the sugar, cream, and vanilla in a blender.

Blend the sugar, cream, and vanilla in a blender

Add the ice cream and orange juice concentrate and blend.

Add the ice cream and orange juice concentrate in the blender

Place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes before serving or drink immediately.

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Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • TOPPINGS: These are delicious served as is, but sometimes it’s fun to top them off with some extra sweetness. My favorite topping is definitely whipped cream!
  • ICE CREAM: I truly think that vanilla bean ice cream adds the richest, most delicious flavor! But, you can also use regular vanilla or French vanilla as well. 
  • ORANGE WITH STRAWBERRIES & CREAM: A delicious variation for this recipe is to add in some fresh strawberries when blending, or as a garnish! It has a strawberry and cream type flavor and it’s so good.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you freeze leftover milkshakes?

Don’t try storing this in the refrigerator. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer, away from the freezer door.

How can I make my own whipped cream to put on top of my milkshake? 

Chill your beaters and mixing bowl for 5 or 10 minutes, especially if it’s a hot day. Whip together 1 cup of well-chilled heavy, up to 2 tablespoons of sugar (or maple syrup or honey that is liquidy) and up to 1/2 teaspoon vanilla on medium or medium-high speed, until thickened. (Don’t add too much sweetener, or the entire shake will be too sweet). Add a tiny bit of cinnamon or another spice if desired. Keep in the refrigerator until used, within 1 or 2 hours. This will make about 2 cups of whipped cream. You can also use my easy Homemade Whipped Cream recipe!

Can I make a milkshake ahead of time? 

Yes, just blend up the main ingredients and pour into your glass, then put it in the freezer. Let sit out for a few minutes while you garnish the top when you are ready to eat. Although you can do it this way, the best texture will come from making and eating your milkshake fresh. 

How do you unfreeze a milkshake? 

If it’s completely frozen, just put it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds at a time until it’s the right consistency for drinking.

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Other Easy Fruit Drinks

Chunky Monkey Smoothie | Tropical Fruit Smoothie | Peach Iced Tea | Dole Whip | Frozen Raspberry Lemonade | Frozen Lemonade | Banana Bread Smoothie | Homemade Strawberry Milk | Watermelon Lemonade | Watermelon Margarita

4.67 from 6 votes
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Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

Serves — 6
This Orange Creamsicle Milkshake is a mix of creamy vanilla and tangy orange flavors, homemade with just 5 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 12 oz orange juice concentrate


  • In a blender, mix the sugar, cream and vanilla.
  • Add the ice cream and orange juice concentrate and blend until smooth.
  • Place in freezer for 30-60 minutes.
  • Serve with a straw and orange slice.

Jenn’s Notes

This will make approximatly 6 8-ounce servings.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 1613IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 3 stars
    Maybe this could be good but as written, the orange makes it very bitter. Not sure it’s worth wasting these ingredients to try again