Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream recipe — refined sugar free, low carb, low fat, low calorie and high protein?  Oh yes.  And you’d NEVER even know it!  😜

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

When I was younger, around ten years old (OH MY GOSH I JUST REALIZED THAT WAS MORE THAN A DECADE AGO…  I feel old now), I used to go to the beach with family and friends a lot.  There was this beach stand there and basically all they sold was ice cream, popsicles and soda.  Healthy, right?

HAH.

Anyways, one of the main reasons I enjoyed going to the beach was because I got to get an Orange Creamsicle Popsicle.  It was my faaaaavoriteeeee!  It’s creamy, sweet, addicting, refreshing…  ugh, I’m drooling just thinking about it.  Thank goodness I have a batch of this HEALTHIFIED Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream on hand to scoop into  😉

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Orange you glad that we can finally have a healthy and all-natural orange creamsicle ice cream??

6¼ cups

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 28oz Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 12oz Organic Half and Half
  • 1 cup 100% Orange Juice
  • 1 tbs Stevia Extract
  • 2 tsp Organic Orange Zest
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ⅛ tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment).
  2. In a blender (I used my Vitamix), add the yogurt, half and half, orange juice, stevia, orange zest, vanilla extract and natural butter flavor.  Blend until smooth.
  3. While blending, add in the xanthan gum, turmeric and salt.
  4. Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the "stir" speed. Pour the chilled ice cream mixture into the ice cream bowl and churn until soft-serve consistency.
  5. Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-proof container, cover, and freeze until it's the texture you like. Scoop into bowls and serve!

Here’s the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

The label above is for ONE CUP of ice cream!  All storebought ice cream nutrition labels are for HALF CUP servings…  so if this were Häagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s, 1 cup would have nearly 500 calories.

Sooooo yeah.  This ice cream will save you over 300 calories.

YASSSS GURLFRAND!

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream (refined sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

13 comments on “Healthy Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

  1. It’s still hot here in Florida, too! Gosh, I am so excited for fall to come!

    And orange cream=best combo!

  2. Frozen yoghurts!!!! my favorites! I just feel like scooping this, no need to make mine yours looks great 🙂

  3. This is kind of random, saw your post on Tastespotting, it looked just like mine! (Orange colored ice cream with a blue backdrop.) Great minds think alike! 😉 Sounds yummy too.

  4. this looks so delicious .. yummy !!

  5. LOVE this recipe, ingredients Ice cream ingredients I can actually pronounce? YASSSS you’re the best Jess! <3

  6. Love how healthy this is for you! And perfect for the hot weather here in Australia now too.

  7. I loved Creamsicles as a kid but have never seen one without artificial everything 🙂 Great healthy recipe and your photos are gorgeous I want to grab a spoon and dig!

  8. hi can i please ask what is half and half?
    cheers
    chris

  9. Hi, Jessica! I am planning to make this recipe once I get my hands on half and half because it is too damn hot out here!!! XD Would you recommend doing this recipe sans ice cream maker? 🙂

    • Hi Sara!
      I wouldn’t recommend making this recipe without an ice cream maker, sadly 🙁
      The ice cream machine churns the mixture so it’s creamy and not crystallized, and it incorporates air as well so it’s nice and fluffy and creamy 😀
      -Jess

  10. What is the purpose of the Xanthan Gum? is it to help keep it soft and creamy? if so, could I use unflavored gelatin in its place? I am not a fan of xanthan gum. Thank you!

    • Yes, the xanthan gum helps create a smooth texture and prevents some ice crystals from forming. I have only used gelatin in ice cream once and it seemed to work well, so I guess you can try that out here! I haven’t tried it in this recipe though, so I’m not sure how much I’d recommend that you’d use. If you try the recipe using gelatin, I hope it works out for you! 🙂

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