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Orange Milkshake


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Recipe Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
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This Orange Milkshake is so delicious and refreshing. It’s perfect for summertime or any time you need a little pick-me-up!

If you love sweet and creamy drinks that are perfect for hot summer days, then this is the recipe for you. Your entire family is going to fall in love quickly with this orange milkshake recipe. 

Orange Milkshake in a jar with a straw and orange slice

Orange Milkshake

One of the best things about oranges is that they are full of vitamin C and make great orange juice. So, what could be better than taking that delicious drink and turning it into an even more amazing milkshake? 

Plus, when you add oranges to a milkshake, you are also getting the added benefits of protein and calcium in the dairy products. So, we could say this homemade milkshake is for our health right? 

Why I Love This Recipe

The flavor of this delicious Orange Milkshake is so rich and mouthwatering, it’s perfect for summertime or any time you need a little pick me up!

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love orange recipes like this one then you may also enjoy this Orange Fluff recipe. 

Orange Milkshake in a jar with a straw and orange slice with orange halves around it

Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to help you make this creamy and sweet milkshake. Gather these simple ingredients and great ready to enjoy this sweet treat. 

  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • vanilla 
  • vanilla bean ice cream 
  • orange juice concentrate 
Orange Milkshake ingredients

Substitutions

Orange Juice: If you don’t have orange juice concentrate, you can use regular orange juice and reduce the amount of heavy cream. 

Extract: Instead of vanilla you can add more orange flavor by using orange extract instead. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of kitchen tools to help you make this homemade milkshake recipe. Grab these tools and get ready to enjoy this sweet treat. 

How to Make This Orange Milkshake

Making this homemade orange shake is so easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a creamy sweet drink in no time at all. 

Step 1: Mix together the sugar, cream, and vanilla

In a blender, mix the sugar, cream, and vanilla.

Sugar, cream, and vanilla in a blender

Step 2: Add ice cream and orange juice

Add the ice cream and orange juice concentrate and blend until smooth. 

ice cream and orange juice concentrate added to the mixture in the blender

Step 3: Freeze for at least 30 minutes 

 Place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes.

Step 4: Serve with a straw

Serve with a straw and orange slice.

Orange Milkshake in a jar with a straw and orange slice

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

With this delicious orange creamsicle milkshake recipe, the sky is the limit when it comes to variations. You can easily make this recipe your own by adding in some of your favorite ingredients. 

Ice cream: Add a more intense orange flavor by using orange ice cream or orange sherbet instead of vanilla. 

Cream soda: For a fun twist, add a can of cream soda to the milkshake. 

Whipped cream: Top with whipped cream, a cherry, and an orange slice for garnish. 

Toppings

There are so many things that you can use as toppings for this orange milkshake, here are a few of my favorite ways to top it. 

  • chocolate chips
  • crushed cookies
  • sprinkles
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate curls
  • maraschino cherry
overhead view of an Orange Milkshake in a jar with straw and orange slice and surrounded by oranges and halved oranges

Tips

Making this delicious Orange Milkshake is so easy, but there are a few things that you can do to make sure it turns out perfectly every time. 

  • Be sure to use a high-quality vanilla bean ice cream for the best flavor. 
  • If you want a really thick and creamy milkshake, add an extra scoop of ice cream. 
  • If you want a really smooth milkshake, strain the mixture before adding it to the blender. 
  • For an extra boost of flavor, add a few drops of orange extract. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this delicious recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe. 

How to store

You can store this Orange Milkshake in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to place it in an airtight container before freezing. 

How to thaw 

When you are ready to enjoy this delicious milkshake, Simply place it in the refrigerator and allow it to thaw for about 30 minutes. 

Can I use regular vanilla ice cream?

Yes, you can use regular vanilla ice cream, but the flavor will not be as intense. 

Orange Milkshake in a jar with straw and orange slice and surrounded by oranges and halved oranges

More Orange Recipes

If you like oranges, give these recipes a try:

Orange Milkshake Recipe

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Orange Milkshake

Corinne Schmitt
This Orange Milkshake is so delicious and refreshing.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Freeze Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 602 kcal

Equipment

  • measuring cup and spoon
  • Blender
  • Serving glass and straw

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 12 ounces orange juice concentrate

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, mix the sugar, cream and vanilla.
  • Add the ice cream and orange juice concentrate and blend until smooth.
  • Place in freezer for 30-60 minutes.
  • Serve with a straw and orange slice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 602kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 6gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 545mgFiber: 1gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 1613IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 0.3mg
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