Orange Push-Up Popsicles (Easy 3-Ingredient Summer Treat)
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Looking for a refreshing summer dessert recipe?🍊
If you’re like me, you grew up eating those oh so delicious Push-Up Popsicles that tasted like orange sherbet. Today, I’m sharing an easy-to-make DIY version that requires just three simple ingredients. They’re perfect for a hot summer day to help you cool down and beat the heat!
These popsicles have a sherbet-like texture, so they do melt a little faster than traditional store-bought popsicles. They are a great afternoon snack for the kiddos or a yummy dessert that you can serve at your next cookout!
Bet ya can’t eat just one! 😋
Hip recipe tips when making orange sherbet push-up popsicles:
- Add the heavy cream last! I repeat…heavy cream needs to be added last, as you will want the Jell-O mixture to be cool before adding.
- I used these Frozip Popsicle Molds, but you can use any molds you already have on hand. Push-up type molds like Frozip will work the best for these, as this is a softer texture like sherbert. I love how easy the tubes are to use for this recipe, and I would not recommend using the hard-sides popsicle molds.
- I use a silicone funnel to get the mixture easily into the popsicle modes (one actually comes with the FroZip package). Plus, it’s not as messy that way!
- Try adding fresh fruit to these for a richer, even more fruity flavor.
- Want to try other flavors? Any frozen juice and Jell-O combination will work. I like using frozen lime juice and lime Jell-O for a bolder citrus flavor.
Don’t have popsicle molds on hand?
Orange Push-Up Popsicles
yield: 8 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 5 MINUTES
This cool summer treat tastes like creamy orange sherbet push-up pops, and is such a cinch to make using fillable popsicle tubes.
- 6 oz. box orange Jell-O
- 2 cups boiling water
- 12 oz. can frozen orange juice
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
As you can see, these popsicles were a total hit with my kiddos!
We had a little backyard picnic and they were such a delicious dessert to have at the end of our lunch. If your kiddos are bored, you can even have them help with making them since it’s such a simple recipe.
My team member, Jenna, tested out this popsicle recipe, and here’s what she had to say:
“The flavor of these popsicles is truly spot on to the taste of the original Push-Ups that I loved during my childhood. The creamy orange flavor is so delicious and refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.
I LOVE that there is no need to thaw the orange juice as that makes this process even easier. I opted to use popsicle molds instead of the fillable tubes that Ashley used but had a hard time getting them out, so next time I’m going to use the nifty fillable tubes. Because the texture is more creamy rather than firm, I don’t recommend using a solid popsicle mold form like I did.” – Jenna
Try making this homemade pineapple Dole whip, too!