Orange Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe

This Orange Creamsicle cocktail is a delicious summer drink, balanced between hints of vanilla-orange with a touch of alcohol. If you want to treat yourself to a delicious dessert without overwhelming sweet notes, this just might become a new favorite of yours.

Orange creamsicle cocktail recipe drink

In reviewing other variations around the web, many seemed too sweet or had too many low-quality ingredients. I wanted to make a version that you could taste the alcohol on – otherwise the cocktail gets too dangerous very quickly. I also wanted to use handmade whipped cream to bring in extra flavor nuances, as well as keep this Orange Creamsicle variation from being too sweet.

Orange Whipped Cream

Orange whipped cream ingredients
Orange whipped cream with orange zest
Orange creamsicle cocktail drink pouring

Recipe Tip

The orange zest will be really sticky and clump when you first grate the orange peel. Lay it out and let the zest dry a little and it will sprinkle much easier. You can see the difference in some of these photos of which zest dried vs which I sprinkled on immediately.

Orange zest for orange creamsicle cocktail
Orange creamsicle cocktail recipe whipped cream

Same recipe, but with different glasses and an extra cherry garnish for an evening shot photo.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

Michael Kahn
This Orange Creamsicle cocktail is a delicious summer drink, balanced between hints of vanilla vodka and orange citrus. If you want to treat yourself to a delicious desert without overpowering sweetness, this cocktail is sure to do the trick.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktail, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 1073 kcal



Orange Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 pint Heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp Confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange zest

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Dry Curaçao
  • 1.5 oz Orange juice


Orange Whipped Cream

  • Whip the heavy cream until desired whipped cream consistency.
  • Add in the sugar, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Thoroughly mix.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

  • Add vodka, Curaçao, and orange juice to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and strain into a wide-brimmed glass.
  • Top with your desired amount of whipping cream and serve.


Whipping cream proportions are for 3-6 cocktails, depending on how much you like.
If you don’t have vanilla vodka handy, you can use 1/4 tsp vanilla extract to compensate the flavor.


Calories: 1073kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 88gSaturated Fat: 55gCholesterol: 324mgSodium: 94mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 3588IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Curaçao, Orange Juice, Vanilla, Whipped Cream
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