Orange Creamsicle Shake

This Orange Creamsicle Shake delivers all the rich, creamy orange flavor you love about the classic frozen treat in a creamsicle shake form. It’s as easy as it is delicious, too!

orange creamsicle shake on a counter.

What’s better than a milkshake on a hot summer day? This orange creamsicle shake, of course! We have a plain and boozy version of this shake that we make often, so we can make treats for the kids and grownups alike when they come over.

orange creamsicle shake on a counter.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses 3 ingredients – 4 if you make the boozy version.
  • It’s quick and easy.
  • It’s thick, creamy, refreshing, and loaded with orange flavor.
  • It’s the perfect drink for hot summer months.


containers of vanilla ice cream, orange sherbet, oranges, milk, vokda, cherries and reddi whip on a counter.

You only need a literal handful of ingredients to make this easy, delicious dreamsicle milkshake. Everything you need is listed here, but you’ll find the exact amount in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Orange sherbet
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream vodka (optional)

🔪 How to Make This Orange Creamsicle Shake

Making this shake is as easy as it gets. Just blend and enjoy!

sherbet and milk being added to a blender.

Step 1: Mix

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Reduce the milk and add a little vodka if making the boozy version. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Use lemon sherbet for a lemon version.
  • Use whole milk or half and half for a super rich shake.
  • Vanilla bean ice cream adds even more vanilla flavor than regular vanilla.

If you think this orange dreamsicle shake sounds good, then you’ll love our orange cream shake.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Blender
orange creamsicle shake on a counter.

🥫 Storage

This makes 2 shakes, so you should have any leftovers. If by chance you do, freeze them for up to 3 days. Then, defrost in the refrigerator until they reach your preferred thickness, stir, and enjoy.

Serve With

Serve this orange creamsicle milkshake with your favorite summer time eats like burgers, dogs, or grilled meats. They make a refreshing punch of sweet citrus flavor to go with the grilled flavor.

💭 Tips

  • Easily adjust your milkshake by adding more ice cream to make it thicker or more milk to thin it out.
  • Keep all ingredients in the refrigerator and freezer until ready to mix them for the coldest, most refreshing shake.
  • Serve these shakes immediately for the best texture.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is a dreamsicle?

A dreamsicle is a frozen popsicle dessert made with a solid orange sherbet outside and an ice milk center.

What’s the difference between a creamsicle and a dreamsicle?

Both creamsicles and dreamsicles have a sherbet exterior, however a creamsicle has an ice cream center, while a dreamsicle has an ice milk center.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Orange Creamsicle Shake

This orange creamsicle shake is loaded with all the creamy citrus flavor we love in orange creamsicles. BUT it's a creamsicle milkshake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Shakes
Calories: 202kcal


  • Blender
  • serving glasses


BOOZY version:

  • 4 scoops orange sherbet
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 ounces whipped cream vodka

NON-BOOZY version:

  • 4 scoops orange sherbet
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk


Boozy Version:

  • Add ingredients to your blender. Blend until smooth. If the shake is too thick, add a splash of milk and blend again. If it’s not thick enough, add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, and blend again. Enjoy!

Non-Boozy Verison

  • Add ingredients to your blender. Blend until smooth. If the shake is too thick, add a splash of milk and blend again. If it’s not thick enough, add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, and blend again. Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes. 


Serving: 1Shake | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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