Vegan Orange Creamsicle Drink

Vegan Orange Creamsicle Drink


I was craving an Orange Julius when I concocted this recipe.  Although when I was done, it resembled more of a creamsicle drink which was possibly even better!   I first experimented with coconut milk.  The results were good.  I then decided to experiment with cashew milk.  The results were far better.   Our guests who became taste testers agreed!

I quickly looked at a few of the top vegan orange Julius recipes to find that many contained banana.  I didn’t understand this.  I am not anti-banana.  I love bananas.   However, I am pretty sure the original orange Julius didn’t contain banana, so I created one without bananas.

This is a great breakfast drink or a snack any time of the day.  It’s healthy and delicious, with natural sugar from maple syrup or agave, and of course, oranges.

The coconut milk powder is optional.   I recall being in a conversation on the Internet somewhere years ago when a former Orange Julius employee stated that their secret ingredient was coconut powder.   I won’t bother verifying whether or not this is true, but it’s a delicious additive.  Also coconut powder should not be confused with coconut flour.   Adding coconut flour would not be a good thing, in my humble opinion.  I’m pretty sure it would be chalky, so no, not good.

Here is a link to Amazon where coconut powder is sold, if you want to check it out.


For an adult beverage, add an ounce of tequila, rum or vodka to your glass!  It’s delicious!


And without further ado, here is the recipe.


Vegan Orange Creamsicle Drink


2 cups cashew milk

6 tbsp frozen concentrate orange juice

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp maple syrup or agave syrup

2 tsp coconut powder (optional)

2 tsp vanilla

6 ice cubes



Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!   Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!

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