Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

Orange Creamsicle cocktail

It’s time for a dessert. But in liquid form. Dessert drinks can be so fun! And this one is fun, for sure. An Orange Creamsicle Cocktail. Or a Creamsicle martini, if you prefer. It’s delicious, no matter what you call it.

Creamsicle vs. Dreamsicle

Speaking of the name debate, does everyone remember the Creamsicle vs. Dreamsicle discussion? I researched the names when I made my Creamsicle Pie, and determined that since the Popsicle people use the term “Creamsicle” it must be the most accurate. Although, I do think that for an alcoholic drink, the term “Dreamsicle” might be a little more appropriate. At least, if you’re doing it right.

Maybe the extra-large glasses with an extra shot of vodka could be considered a Dreamsicle Martini – what do you think? 😃

How to make this Creamsicle cocktail

There are a few key ingredients to make this delicious drink:

  • Whipped vodka
  • Orange liqueur (like triple sec or similar)
  • Orange juice
  • Milk

Of course, you need ice and a cocktail shaker. A fun martini glass also helps. And I like to add whipped cream and an orange slice to fancy it up, but this is optional.

Simply pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Then shake and strain into your glasses. Garnish as desired and sip away!

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It’s a very adult version of the popular ice cream treat we all love!

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Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

Try this adult version of the ice cream treat we all love!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Sula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 oz whipped vodka
  • 2 oz milk
  • .75 oz orange liqueur

Instructions

  • Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to combine. Strain into two martini glasses.
  • Garnish with whipped cream, orange zest and/or orange slices as desired.

Notes

Nutrition calculation does not include whipped cream or other garnish

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

FAQ/Substitutions

What is Whipped Vodka?

Sometimes referred to as whipped cream vodka, this is flavored vodka with a taste inspired by whipped cream. It is a clear liquid, like every other vodka. But open the cap and take a sniff and the flavor is clear: the sugary vanilla flavor and creaminess of real whipped cream accompanies the alcohol scent.

Is there a substitute for whipped vodka?

Although I haven’t tried it, I think vanilla flavored vodka would work. Or, if you’re really desperate, just unflavored vodka and vanilla extract is worth trying. You might need to increase the dairy with these versions. Worth playing with a little bit.

What type of milk is needed for this Creamsicle drink?

I have used several types of dairy to make this cocktail. Skim, 2%, even whipping cream. If adding a whipped cream garnish, I think using the whipping cream in the drink itself becomes a little much. I tend to be happiest with skim or 2% milk. But really, the best choice is probably whatever you normally stock in your fridge.

This drink is sweet and cold, something to have while the kids are enjoying smoothie popsicles. Or for a different adult beverage choice, consider having a mojito. Minty and refreshing – another summer favorite!

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    12 thoughts on “Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

    1. 5 stars
      You make the coolest cocktails, Sula! This one looks so good–especially the rim –yum! Can’t wait to try this one (with almond milk and vegan whipped cream, if there is such a thing)!

      1. I’ve been meaning to try it with almond milk, since I always have it around. But I don’t know how to substitute the whipped cream….it really does make it special!

    2. 5 stars
      I hadn’t heard of whipped vodka before – now I neeeed to try it. Particularly in this Dreamsicle Creamsicle cocktail!

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