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Recipe Collection: Orange Cream Smoothie

admin March 4, 2010

Written by Kate Tietje

Milky creaminess meets organic yumminess…yes I’m talking about the childhood delicacy of orange creamsicles! Although they don’t make them how they used to and the ingredients are less-than-ideal, there is a way to remanence without exposure to food toxins (plus it’s dairy-free). I introduce to you my new and improved orange cream smoothie recipe.

I originally created this recipe in 2010 and have tweaked it a handful of times since then. Today, this recipe is our go-to for a quick breakfast…and the kids love it! It’s made with fresh ingredients, it’s healthy, and all around, yay.  That’s silly, but I love delicious and easy things.

This original version required cooking and an ice cream maker. Now, as a mom of six, I just don’t have time for that, so I made some changes for busy mommas like me.

Original recipe ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks (pastured/organic)
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 1.5 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 3 cups orange juice

Heat coconut milk in a medium saucepan on low. Beat in the egg yolks. Scrape out vanilla beans and add the caviar to the milk mixture. Cut the vanilla beans in half and add them too. Stir and cook on low until the mixture is steaming and slightly thickened. Watch it carefully so the eggs don’t cook. Remove it from the heat, and add cold orange juice. At this point, pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.

New & Improved Orange Cream Smoothie

This version is what we make today.  It doesn’t require cooking or an ice cream maker, but you must do a little advance prep.


  • 3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice (it’s so much better than bottled juice — about 6 oranges)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


Step 1: The night before you want to serve this, juice all the oranges and pour the juice into ice cube trays.  Freeze (at least 6 hours).

Step 2: Add the frozen orange juice cubes + remaining ingredients to a blender.

Step 3: Blend until smooth!

It could not be faster…and you will be happy you made it!

Orange Cream Smoothie

A refreshing orange cream smoothie made from real food ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups


  • 3 c. orange juice fresh-squeezed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. raw honey
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream


  • The night before you want to serve this, juice all the oranges and pour the juice into ice cube trays. Freeze (at least 6 hours).
  • Add the frozen orange juice cubes + remaining ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth!

What’s your favorite quick breakfast?

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  1. How much does this make?? I'm assuming (and hoping) 2 qts.


  2. Do you use a juicer and if so, what kind? Looks amazing but I don’t have the strength to juice 6 oranges by hand.


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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

I’m the author of Natural Remedies for Kids and the owner and lead herbalist at EarthleyI hope you’ll join me on the journey to a free and healthy life!

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