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Orange Creamsicle Mocktail non-alcoholic

Refresh your tastebuds with an easy-to-make, non-alcoholic Orange Creamsicle Mocktail, blending the vibrant flavor of orange juice and sweet cream. It’s the ultimate festive refreshment for a wholesome mocktail any time of the year with only 4 ingredients!

An orange creamsicle mocktail in a fancy glass, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a slice of orange, accompanied by two orange slices on the side, against a grey textured background.

{originally published 12/17/2017 – recipe and photos updated 2/9/2024}

Growing up, my mom’s Orange slush was the holiday highlight, loved by everyone as we gathered for games and movies. It’s the epitome of holiday cheer in a glass! However, her beloved recipe isn’t something I can whip up on a whim—it requires planning and time to freeze into that perfect slushy texture.

So instead, I decided to mix up something quick and fun, kind of like a homemade fancy orange cream soda, full of that bubbly zing and creamy taste we all love. I grabbed my “fancy glass” and started to experiment in the kitchen to see what I could come up with.

❤️ Why it works

This orange creamsicle mocktail recipe is widely popular because it combines nostalgic flavors with a simple, non-alcoholic twist, making it suitable for all ages, kids and adults alike.

It’s incredibly easy to prepare, using common ingredients like orange juice and lemon-lime soda, which adds to its appeal.

Plus the option for customization and the inclusion of a dairy-free alternative cater to various dietary preferences, broadening its audience.

This delightful orange cream soda mocktail can be made in large quantities for holiday gatherings or prepared as a single serving for a cozy moment

An orange creamsicle mocktail in a fancy glass, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a slice of orange, accompanied by two orange slices on the side, against a grey/blue textured background.

🍹 Ingredients

To create this mouthwatering orange creamsicle mocktail you only need 4 simple ingredients. Five if you count the completely optional garnishes.

  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Ice Cubes – whole or crushed
  • Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Whipped Cream (homemade, or store-bought)
  • Orange slices for garnish (optional)
An orange creamsicle mocktail in a fancy glass, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a slice of orange, accompanied by two orange slices on the side, against a grey textured background.

🍊 Variations

  • For a Creamier Texture: Add a splash of cream or half-and-half for a richer, smoother mocktail.
  • Sugar-Free Option: Use sugar-free vanilla syrup and a diet or zero-calorie sparkling water for a healthier version.
  • Dairy-Free: Opt for coconut whipped cream as a garnish to keep the drink vegan.
  • Make it Slushy: Crush the ice cubes before adding them to the glass.
  • Tropical Flavors: Add 1/4 cup pineapple juice in addition to the orange juice for a more tropical flavor.

If orange juice isn’t to your liking, you could instead visit our Raspberry Slush mocktail recipe.

An orange creamsicle mocktail in a fancy glass, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a slice of orange, accompanied by two orange slices on the side, against a grey/blue textured background.

💭 Tips & FAQs

Can I make this with concentrated orange juice


Certainly! If concentrated orange juice is what you have, it’s still possible to make this drink. First, prepare the orange juice concentrate by following the directions on its package. After that, incorporate the freshly made orange juice into the recipe in the required quantity.

What kind of whipped cream do I use in an orange mocktail?

For the best flavor, homemade whipped cream is always the best. But I found oftentimes that redi-whip and cool-whip will also produce a great result.

How do I cut down on the amount of sugar in the drink?

For a lower-sugar orange mocktail, consider these alternatives:
Swap soda for lemon-lime tonic water.
Opt for a hint of creamer instead of whipped cream for a subtler sweetness.

Is this mocktail suitable for kids?

Absolutely! It’s a fun, non-alcoholic drink that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Can I use store-bought orange juice?

Yes, but for the best flavor, look for pure, unsweetened orange juice without added ingredients.

Can I make this mocktail in advance?

It’s best enjoyed fresh due to the fizz and ice. But if you want to prepare it for a large gathering you can freeze some orange juice into ice cubes ahead of time and use those instead of regular ice cubes. This way as the orange juice ice cubes melt it won’t dilute the flavor.

Yield: 1 serving

Orange Creamsicle Mocktail

An orange creamsicle mocktail in a fancy glass, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a slice of orange, accompanied by two orange slices on the side, against a grey textured background.

Refresh your tastebuds with an easy-to-make, non-alcoholic Orange Creamsicle Mocktail, blending the vibrant flavor of orange juice and cream. It's the ultimate festive refreshment for a wholesome mocktail any time of the year with only 4 ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Orange juice
  • 4 ice cubes -whole or crushed
  • 1/4-1/3 cup lemon-line soda
  • Whipped Cream
  • Orange slices (garnish- optional)

Instructions

Single Serving:

  1. Add Ice Cubes to a glass

  2. Spritz a generous amount of whipped cream on top of ice

  3. Pour in the orange juice 

  4. Gently stir

  5. Gently pour in the Lemon-lime Soda until the glass is full
  6. Add more whipped cream on top

  7. Garnish with orange slices (optional)

Party Size:

  1. Freeze Orange Juice into 12-24 Ice Cubes depending on the party size

  2. Place Orange Juice Ice Cubes into a serving pitcher or punch bowl

  3. Spritz a generous amount of whipped cream on top of ice

  4. Add 6 cups orange juice

  5. Gently Stir

  6. Gently pour in 3 cups Lemon-lime Soda

  7. Have whipped cream  available for guests to top their cup with more whipped cream

  8. Garnish with orange slices (optional)

Notes

Make it Slushy: if you want your drink to have a fun slush texture - crush the ice cubes before you combine them with the other ingredients.

When hosting a holiday party: feel free to add a few scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream or Sherbert Ice Cream to give it an extra fun flavor and creamy texture. 

Party size Portions: increase the amount of Orange juice to meet the number of guests you are hosting. Use 1/2 cup per serving/guest. You will then increase the Lemon-lime soda in increments of 1/4 cup per serving/guest you want. Keeping the ratio of 1:2 between the lemon-lime soda and Orange Juice. 

Alteration: For even more added flavor, add 1/4 cup of Pineapple juice per serving, as Orange and pineapple make an excellent flavor combination. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 4gSugar: 52gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although Busy Creating Memories attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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