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Who Says Creamsicles Have To Be On a Stick?

A little while ago, PartySugar gave us a great recipe for a simple creamsicle-style popsicle. Once I read it, I started craving the creamy orange treat, so imagine my surprise when I found out that today is National Creamsicle Day! So help me celebrate by either making your own creamsicle, having a store bought one or indulging in this seductively simple orange creamsicle cake! To get the cake recipe,

Frozen "Creamsicle" Cake
From Gourmet Magazine, June 2002
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6 low-fat vanilla wafers, finely ground in a food processor
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh orange zest
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 cup orange sorbet, slightly softened
1 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt

Garnish: finely julienned fresh orange zest
Special equipment: a 3 1/2- by 7 1/2-inch (3 1/2-cup) loaf pan

  1. Line loaf pan with a double layer of plastic wrap, allowing a few inches of overhang along sides.
  2. Stir together cookie crumbs, zest, butter, and corn syrup in a small bowl, then press into bottom of loaf pan.
  3. Spread sorbet evenly over crumb crust and freeze 30 minutes to harden.
  4. While sorbet is freezing, slightly soften frozen yogurt.
  5. Spread evenly over sorbet and freeze, covered with plastic wrap, until firm, at least 2 hours.
  6. Using plastic wrap as an aid, lift frozen cake out of pan, then peel off plastic.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes to soften, then cut crosswise into 4 slices.

Each serving contains about 197 calories and 3 grams fat.

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tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
:woohoo: creamsicle day!
tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
:woohoo: creamsicle day!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I might have to make this too...or what about a creamsicle ice cream sandwich...hmm?
sportsaholic21 sportsaholic21 9 years
Yum, this sounds delicious. I did not know that today was the day for celebrating Creamsicles, one of my favorites!
PrincessAmes PrincessAmes 9 years
That looks good! I have a FF/SF cremesicle everyday for my 3:00 snack break
chellebaby chellebaby 9 years
Oh yum!
chellebaby chellebaby 9 years
Oh yum!
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
yummy!!! and i will have a creamiscle today! :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
okay i absolutely HAVE to make this!
jhuck jhuck 9 years
Mmm Creamsicle! Also, where do I find this calendar that tells me what kind of day everyday is?
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Oh, this looks great too! Yay for National Creamsicle Day!
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
That looks fantastic! I just love frozen deserts since they look so elaborate and tend not to be that hard to make.
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