Refreshing Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert is the perfect summertime recipe to make ahead, freeze, and then slightly defrost when you’re ready to serve!

a piece of orange creamsicle dessert on a blue plate

Friends, are you enjoying summer? We love a good dessert that you can make ahead. And this Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert a refreshing and satisfying summertime treat!

Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert

Make ahead; pull out of the freezer when you’re ready to serve. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and SERVE!

I love how it feeds a large group, and it’s really easy to pull out of the freezer for a group of kids coming over.

close up orange creamsicle dessert without the chocolate sauce

Guests always ask me for this recipe, and I tell them how easy it is.

Ingredients for Creamsicle Dessert

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Creamsicle flavored ice cream (or make your own and swirl together vanilla and orange juice concentrate)
  • Fudge sauce

a pan of Orange Creamsicle dessert, with chocolate on top

Summer nights

I love the song, “Summer Nights”, by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

Summer lovin’ had me a blast – summer lovin’, happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me – I met a boy, cute as can be
Summer days driftin’ away, to uh-oh those summer nights

Years ago, Grease came to the Rogue Valley at Britt, and my daughter and her friends couldn’t wait to get onto the dance stage! They were young, in the 3rd grade, dressed in Grease attire–pony tails, poodle skirts, bobby socks–an innocent age of not caring what others think. At times I wish we could remain in that 3rd grade mindset of not being so self-conscious, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life a little more. Little did I know that Abby and her cousin would win the contest at the end, of all the kids dancing on the stage.

Such a fun summer memory almost 15 years ago!

square of freezer creamsicle freezer dessert

Back to the dessert. My friend Heidi is sharing 10 Frozen dessert recipes to get your chill on! You can also try my Banana Split Dessert!

But for me, Creamsicle popsicles are summer. I love orange and vanilla swirled together for that citrusy, fresh flavor.

How to make Orange Ice Cream Dessert

Make a Graham Cracker crust.

pressing down creamsicle orange ice cream on a graham cracker crust

Add store-bought Creamsicle ice cream (or follow the tip).

TIP: If you can’t find Creamsicle ice cream in the store, make your own with vanilla ice cream, and swirl in (6 oz:) thawed orange juice concentrate.

making a 9x13 pan of orange creamsicle dessert

Drizzle fudge sauce on top. Cover with plastic wrap.

pouring sauce on top of orange creamsicle dessert

So today, enjoy tis delicious frozen dessert flavored with orange and vanilla; garnished with chocolate sauce. Oh, and of course the chocolate sauce is optional, too!

Freeze and serve!

You have the simplest, summer-fresh party dessert for the season! And kids LOVE this dessert!

ENJOY!

a piece of orange creamsicle dessert on a blue plate
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Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert

If you can’t find Creamsicle ice cream in the store, make your own with vanilla ice cream, and swirl in (6 oz:) thawed orange juice concentrate.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick, melted
  • 2-1/2 quarts Creamsicle flavored ice cream, softened
  • 1 small jar fudge sauce, optional

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press crumb mixture into a 9×13 greased pan. Cover and freeze for at least 10 minutes.
  • Spoon softened ice cream over the crust (pan will be full). Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Pull out of the freezer and drizzle softened fudge on top of the ice cream (optional). Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 hours.
  • Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Cut into pieces and serve!

Notes

ORIGINALLY POSTED AUG 2016
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a square piece of orange creamsicle freezer dessert, drizzled with chocolate

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