Best of all, these homemade creamsicles are a snack you can prepare ahead and have ready at a moment’s notice.
No need to stock the pantry with the backside bulging boxes of cookies, crackers, and chips from the store that are sure to make your child grumpy and lazed out on the couch in front of the TV or playing video games.
Pitch those boxes of store creamsicles too that loaded with GMO sugar, additives and chemicals and get creative! This healthy alternative is made with only enzyme rich, fresh pressed juice and heavy grassfed cream to slow the carb absorption to a crawl so no sugar crash 30 minutes later. They are a healthy alternative you can try right away!
Note that they make more than a great snack too. Medicinally, they are wonderful to have on hand in the freezer as a quick sore throat remedy to comfort a child with something cold that isn’t sugary.
Also, if you prefer not to freeze the recipe below, it makes for a healthy glass of breakfast OJ too.
Homemade Creamsicles How-to Video
In this video lesson below, I demonstrate how to quickly make no sugar creamsicles using the fresh pressed juice of your choice. I prefer to use orange juice as it is readily available fresh where I live. Alternatively, you can use homemade orangina or fermented lemonade to create a probiotic loaded creamsicle.
Use whatever is seasonally available for you.
Homemade, No Sugar Creamsicles Recipe
Healthy, no sugar creamsicle recipe using fresh juice of choice and a small amount of nourishing fats that prevents the blood sugar crash and grumpies from sugar/chemical loaded commercial popsicles.
- 3 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
- 3 Tbl heavy grassfed cream
Mix fresh orange juice and cream well with a whisk so there are no lumps. You can sometimes get freshly squeezed orange juice in season at the healthfood store.
Pour into nontoxic popsicle containers (I like these) and place in the freezer until thoroughly frozen.
Enjoy your delicious homemade creamsicles anytime! They are especially refreshing after an afternoon of hot yard work, for a light dessert after dinner or even for breakfast if you dare!
Do you have any other creative ideas for healthy after school snacks for the kids? Please share in the comments section! I am always seeking new options to mix things up.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
The Healthy Home Economist holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mother to 3 healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, ABC, NBC, and many others.