Coconut Creamsicle Smoothies (and Popsicles!)

orange coconut smoothie recipe

We’ve been having some very hot summer days here lately, and I was in need of a cool refreshing treat.
I am one of those people who likes absolutely anything with coconut. I wanted to give a coconut-y spin to the classic combo of orange and cream, so I blended up these Coconut Creamsicle Smoothies for the boyfriend and I one afternoon.

I’ll definitely be making them again and again, because they are downright delicious! Cool and creamy, they’re great for summer breakfast or dessert.

Orange and coconut smoothies or popsicles

The main components I used were frozen orange juice concentrate and coconut milk, but the full ingredient list includes:

1 12oz can unsweetened coconut milk
1/2  12oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup sugar
a handful of ice cubes (to taste)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup finely shredded coconut
coconut rum (optional)

making smoothies with juice concentrate

Throw the coconut milk, OJ, sugar, vanilla, and ice all in a blender and blend until fully combined and creamy. Then you can either blend the shredded coconut in if you like a smooooooth smoothie, or simply stir it in if you like the added texture (I do)!

shredded coconut in smoothies

I absolutely love this brand of coconut flakes for everything from baking to yogurt topping. It comes in this fine shredded texture and also in big flat flakes that are awesome for food decoration or adding to granola! I find mine at Wegmans.

DIY coconut orange juice smoothies

Pour into frosty glasses, add some festive toppings and stick in a straw for easy sipping! Next time I am definitely going to try these with a big dollop of whipped cream on top. Yum.

You could make this a boozy smoothie as well, by adding in some coconut rum or vodka!

coconut creasicle popsicles

If you have leftovers, pour them into popsicle molds! Keep the frosty treats comin’!

coconut creamsicle smoothie

Happy summer sipping everyone!