For those of you who always loved to run to the curb to buy a little bit of summer on a stick, this drink is right up your alley. The secret to the straight-from-the-ice-cream truck taste of this creamy frozen treat? Double the fruit! A little bit of frozen mango helps thicken the drink naturally in the blender while boosting the juicy flavor of fresh orange juice. Unsweetened vanilla coconut milk brings just a hint of sweetness while keeping this added-sugar-free and vegan. You could also use a sweetened coconut milk if you prefer a little more sweetness. Enjoy this refreshing and nostalgic drink on its own, or add a splash of your favorite vodka or rum for a summer happy hour indulgence. P.S.: Unlike the ice cream version, this one travels well in an insulated cup if you want to take it poolside!

Casey Barber
Source:, June 2020


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine orange (or tangerine) juice, coconut milk, ice, frozen mango and vodka or rum (if using) in a blender. Blend until the mango is pureed and the ice is crushed to a slushy consistency. Divide the creamsicle between 2 12-ounce glasses, garnish each with an orange slice, if desired, and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 20.6g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 16.5g; fat 1.4g 2% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; vitamin a iu 601.7IU 12% DV; vitamin c 83.5mg 139% DV; folate 46.5mcg 12% DV; calcium 45.4mg 5% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 27mg 10% DV; potassium 320mg 9% DV; sodium 1.5mg; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.