The Orange Creamsicle is a classic frozen treat. And rightly so, it’s a tasty combination of the powerfully orange outside and deliciously creamy center. Since it is such a great frozen treat, I thought that it would make a wonderful frozen smoothie. It is essentially the same thing. Basically just take that flavor and throw it in the blender.
A lot of other people seem to have had this idea as well. One search for an orange creamsicle smoothie on Google will get you a ton of recipes.
Now, I must admit that my process in the kitchen usually follows this same pattern:

  1. General idea of what I want to make
  2. Search on Google for recipes
  3. Take all the best parts from multiple recipes and combine them into one

This recipe was no different.

But it actually went back to the drawing board after I made it the first time. I had come up with what I thought was a great combination of recipes I’d looked at online. After I made it, it just didn’t taste quite right. It really wasn’t a bad smoothie, but it was not the classic creamsicle flavor I wanted when I set out.
Then another search online led to the rescue. I found this recipe. It recommended including mango in the recipe.
​But wouldn’t that make it a mango orange creamsicle? I happen to love mangoes a lot, so I decided to give it a try anyways even though it seemed a strange thought at first.

And with a slight tweak, this recipe really delivers. 4 ingredients, very simple, and wildly delicious.
Plus, it made the perfect amount to share with my wife. It filled the two cups in the picture, no more and no less. And then when she wasn’t drinking much of hers, I stole it and guzzled it right down.
All in the name of not being wasteful, of course.

​Happy Blending!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Makes 2 servings.

​1 large orange (or about 4 of the little Halos/Cuties meant for snacking)
1 yogurt cup (6 oz. or about 2/3 cup)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups mango

1. Peel the orange and throw it whole into the blender.
2. Add all other ingredients.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour and enjoy.

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