How about a Creamsicle cheesecake for National Creamsicle Day? Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Sweet Street Desserts).  This recipe from Cook’s Country layers the cake, sherbet and ice cream in a springform pan lined with lady fingers.  Prefer a drink? Try a Creamsicle shake or cocktail (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma).
The Creamsicle® was created by the Popsicle Corporation, established in the Depression by Frank Epperson, who had invented the Popsicle®. The vanilla ice cream pop, coated with orange sherbet, became a sensation.
Today Creamsicle® and Popsicle® are registered trademarks of the Unilever Corporation. Any company wishing to use the name for a product must get a license from Unilever.
But in the Wild West of online recipes, anything goes.
Here’s more Creamsicle history.
Since August 14th is also National Creamsicle Day, take a look at other Creamsicle-inspired food.
The easiest, and a favorite of ours, is a simple bowl of vanilla ice cream and orange sorbet (mango sorbet is a great substitute).
You can also make vanilla cupcakes with orange frosting or top vanilla ice cream with orange liqueur.
Here are more celebratory recipes:
Make this recipe, from Williams-Sonoma kitchens, in 5 to 10 minutes.
1. COMBINE the ingredients in a blender and process on the low setting. If the shake is too thick, add more milk until the desired consistency is reached.
2. POUR the shake into a tall glass and garnish as desired.
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