Orange Vanilla Ice Cream Pie – A light and creamy orange vanilla ice cream pie recipe reminiscent of the classic orange Creamsicle frozen treat!
Raise your hand if you’re an adult and still run to get money when you hear an ice cream truck trolling through your neighborhood! Oh, come on! Admit it. I know I’m not the only one! Okay, so if you don’t do it as an adult (why not?!), surely you remember running through the house and scrambling for change so you could run out and catch that musical machine full of heavenly treats before it passed by your house! Ah, memories!
We all had our classic ice cream truck favorites. . .Push-ups, Bomb Pops, Drumsticks, and the humble ice cream sandwich to name a few. Though not one of my typical choices, one I remember being super popular was the Creamsicle. At that time, though, I remember only the orange flavor – a creamy vanilla ice cream bar covered in a thin layer of orange ice. I think there are something crazy like 10 different Creamsicle flavors these days, but back then, orange is the only one I remember.
This Orange Vanilla Ice Cream Pie embodies all of the deliciousness of the orange Creamsicle but in dessert form! I guarantee one bite will bring back memories of the orange Creamsicles you used to get from the ice cream truck when you were a kid.
The prep for this Orange Vanilla Ice Cream Pie could not be easier! The best part? It’s no-bake! Because, why would we want to turn on the oven to bake something in July’s oppressive heat? No. We want nice cold, refreshing desserts to cool us off a bit, and what better way than with ice cream pie?
I mentioned easy, right? It starts with a Golden Oreo cookie crust. Golden Oreos are underrated IMO. They are so yummy and addicting! Just grind those Oreos in the food processor, mix with butter, and press into your pie plate. There are tons of ways to make an Oreo cookie crust, but this version from Dorothy at Crazy for Crust is tried and true. You’ll need no other!
And if that was not easy enough, the filling is even easier if you can believe it! Three ingredients – vanilla ice cream, orange sherbet, and orange soda – blended in your blender until nice and smooth. Super simple!
Sherbet. Did anyone else used to say sherbert as a kid? I did, and I’m not sure why. There’s not an r in the second syllable! Come on, Young Stephanie! Get with it!
Back to the Orange Vanilla Ice Cream Pie! So, already you’re intrigued by how absolutely mouthwatering this ice cream pie looks and sounds, but I haven’t even gotten to the grand finale – creamy, dreamy orange whipped cream! Yes, I said it. Can you believe the amazing orange vanilla goodness that is this pie? There’s no way to avoid it; it’s in every delicious bite!
This Orange Vanilla Ice Cream Pie is a fantastic summertime dessert. Cold, refreshing, and so delicious! Who needs Creamsicles?
A light and creamy orange vanilla ice cream pie recipe reminiscent of the classic orange Creamsicle frozen treat!
- 25 Golden Oreos
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 ½ cups orange sherbet
- 1 cup high quality orange soda
- 1 ½ cups very cold heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
Place cookies in a food processor and process until cookies are finely crushed.
Place the crushed cookies in a medium-sized bowl, add the melted butter, and stir with a fork until crumbs are thoroughly coated.
Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9” pie plate. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Combine the ice cream, sherbet, and orange soda in a blender and blend until smooth. If necessary, stop the blender and stir the mixture as needed to ensure the mixture blends evenly.
Pour the mixture into the prepared chilled cookie crust. Carefully transfer to the freezer and freeze for several hours, or until firm. (I actually put the crust in the freezer first and then poured the mixture into the crust.)
Chill mixing bowl and beaters in refrigerator for at least 1 hour prior to mixing.
Add whipping cream, powdered sugar, and orange extract to chilled bowl. Beat with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the orange zest, then mound the whipped cream over the ice cream pie. Top with additional orange zest if desired.
Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes, or until thawed just enough to easily slice.
Prep time does not include time for chilling or freezing.