Remember hearing the music of the ice cream man as he wound his way through your neighborhood in the summer? I sure do! My favorite ice cream treat as a kid was a Creamsicle (known to some as a Dreamsicle). The perfect combination of orange and vanilla, Orange Creamsicle Pie is that classic taste of summer.
So, why not take it a step further and add an adult twist? The result is this Boozy Orange Creamsicle Pie recipe. If you’re serving an all-adult crowd, I highly recommend adding the vanilla vodka for a fun an festive spin on this favorite childhood flavor. But, for those who prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can simply leave the vodka out.
Any way you slice it, this Orange Creamsicle Pie tastes amazing, thanks to ingredients like:
- Mandarin oranges
- lemon sandwich cookies and fresh lemon juice
- orange gelatin and orange extract
- cream cheese
- whipped cream
- vanilla-infused vodka
What is the Difference between a Creamsicle and a Dreamsicle?
Thinking back on those Creamsicle-filled childhood summers got me wondering if there really is a difference between a Creamsicle and a Dreamsicle. Turns out, there is. A Creamsicle is filled with vanilla ice cream and coated with flavored ice. And, a Dreamsicle is filled with vanilla ice milk. As a kid, I can’t remember liking one more than the other, since getting any treat from the ice cream man was special. The adult version of me would be a little more impressed with the ice cream filling, but to be honest, on a hot day I’d happily enjoy either one.
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How to Make Boozy Orange Creamsicle Pie, Step By Step
Step #1: Crush cookies by putting them in a food processor to reach desired consistency.
Step #2:Lightly spray a pie dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Step #3: Transfer crushed cookies to pie plate and add melted butter. Mix together and press the crushed cookies down into the pie plate and up along the edges.
Step #4: Mix 8 ounces of cream cheese smooth with vodka, half the oranges, ¼ cup lemon juice, and orange gelatin together in a blender.
Step #5: Spread mixture out onto pie crust.
Step #6: Freeze for 20-30 minutes before adding the next layer.
Step #7: Mix remaining 8 ounces of cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, the orange extract, and 8 ounces whipped cream, until smooth.
Step #8: Spread over first layer of pie, and top with half of the remaining oranges.
Step #9: Add remaining whipped topping and spread to the edges of the pie. Top with remaining oranges in a decorative fashion.
Step #10: Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.
Step #11: Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Boozy Orange Creamsicle Pie
Boozy Orange Creamsicle Pie is a delicious adults-only twist on a classic childhood frozen treat.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- 16 lemon sandwich cookies
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 shot vanilla vodka (if making non-alcoholic, substitute this with 1 teaspoon vanilla and fill out the rest of a shot with orange juice)
- ¼ cup lemon juice, plus 1 tablespoon (divided)
- 15 ounce can Mandarin oranges, drained (divided)
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened (divided)
- 3-ounce package orange gelatin
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 16 ounces whipped cream
- Crush cookies by putting them in a food processor to reach desired consistency.
- Lightly spray a pie dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Transfer crushed cookies to pie plate and add melted butter. Mix together and press the crushed cookies down into the pie plate and up along the edges.
- Mix 8 ounces of cream cheese smooth with vodka, half the oranges, ¼ cup lemon juice, and orange gelatin together in a blender.
- Spread mixture out onto pie crust.
- Freeze for 20-30 minutes before adding the next layer.
- Mix together 8 ounces of cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, orange extract and 8 ounces whipped cream until smooth.
- Spread over first layer of pie.
- Top with half of the remaining oranges.
- Add remaining whipped topping and spread to the edges of the pie.
- Top with remaining oranges in a decorative fashion.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.