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Orange Ice Cream With Cream Cheese

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Super creamy homemade orange ice cream is going to be a new summer favorite dessert. It is cold, refreshing and has the perfect combination of orange and vanilla with a cream cheese twist!

small bowl of orange ice cream topped with graham cracker crumbs.

It’s ice cream season! This smooth, creamy homemade ice cream has all of the flavor of an orange creamsicle and a cheesecake all mashed up into one delicious bowl of citrusy goodness. 

I just love the way the vanilla, orange and cream cheese come together.

There is nothing like cooling off with a bowl of homemade ice cream.  There is just something extra special about knowing that you made it. 

Plus there is the added benefit of being able to combine any flavors you like.

mixer bowl filled with orange cream cheese ice cream base.

With a sweet tooth like mine and my constant inability to decide what to make, I am sure you can imagine how hard it was for me to choose a flavor to make first in my new ice cream maker from Hamilton Beach.

That was until the idea of making our favorite orange creamsicle no bake cheesecake into an ice cream flavor crept into my head. Then I couldn’t shake the need to make it!

ice cream scoop dipping out a scoop of orange cheesecake ice cream.

I am so glad I went for it!  I think the cream cheese really helps to give an extra creaminess to the base. 

In addition to the bit of tang, it gives the ice cream a smooth texture that is creamy scoopable almost immediately from the freezer.

Two scoops of creamy orange ice cream in small bowl with glass loaf pan with more ice cream in the background.

Of course there needs to be orange in a creamsicle ice cream.  I wanted to make sure there was plenty of flavor, but didn’t want to add too much liquid. 

I was worried orange juice itself would form too many ice crystals in the ice cream and I wanted a really smooth final texture.

Bowl with two scoops of homemade orange ice cream topped with some graham cracker crumbs.

Using frozen orange juice concentrate allowed me to add a ton of orange flavor without too much water.  It really worked perfectly if I do say so myself!

Here are some of our favorite ice cream recipes:

MiMi’s Vanilla Ice Cream

S’Mores Ice Cream

Pink Velvet Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

Or try making an orange no bake pie for another creamy orange treat. The flavor of the filling is actually a lot like the flavor of this ice cream recipe!

small bowl of orange ice cream topped with graham cracker crumbs.

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Servings: 18 servings (about 2 quarts)
Author: Carlee
Super creamy homemade orange creamsicle ice cream is going to be a new summer favorite dessert. It is cold, refreshing and has the perfect combination of orange and vanilla with a cream cheese twist!
4.84 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 28 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons orange emulsion


  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. (I did it all in my stand mixer, but you could do it by hand or with a hand mixer.)
    28 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, Optional: 2 teaspoons orange emulsion
  • Pour into canister and freeze according to your ice cream maker’s directions.
  • Put in containers and freeze until firm and ready to serve.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 40mgSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Saturday 21st of July 2018

I have to make this, my husband will adore this recipe! I need to get the ingredients on my shopping list for the weekend!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

This ice cream looks to-die-for!! I'm sure I've told you of my weakness for ice cream before. You must have created this recipe for ME. lol Thank you so much for sharing it at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. I've made it a feature this week!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

Thank you!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

Congratulations on the feature on Sugar and Spice.


Tuesday 10th of July 2018

Ice cream and cheesecake? How can it not be good!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

It can't not be!