This Orange Creamsicle Fudge took me back in time to when I was a little girl. My brothers and I would chase down the Ice Cream truck every Summer with scraps of change we found under the couch cushions to treat ourselves to Push Up Pops. Do you remember Push Ups Pops? It is a creamy orange vanilla sherbet ice cream crammed in a push up container wrapped in polka dot paper that you pushed from the bottom up to make the ice cream pop out from the top to lick. Today, I made an Orange Creamsicle Fudge that is reminiscent of this favorite childhood treat of mine. Instead of vanilla chips I used White Chocolate and the smell and taste took me back in time. A light Orange fragrance blanketed with the sweet smell of white chocolate was too much to handle. I had to have a lick of the hot mixture after I poured it in the pan to cool, and let me tell you it was amazing. It was sweet and creamy, cool and refreshing and took me back to my childhood. It tasted exactly like the classic Push Ups but in the form of Fudge which was a fun swap to make for such a popular flavor combination. I plan on making Orange Creamsicle Fudge at the start of every Summer for my kiddos. I know they will love it and hope that they remember it as a sweet childhood treat mom used to make for them each Summer.
This really ages me but honestly, I am not that old and this couldn’t be a classic blast from the past. Seems like just yesterday I discovered these and ate them every week in the Summer as a kid. That really was just yesterday. I am not pushing 40 (wink wink).
These look great in pretty cupcake liners and would be perfect for serving handheld individual sweets at a your next party.
Orange and Vanilla compliments each other so well there is even a candle made with the famous duo. I happen to have this same candle because it’s my Husbands favorite Yankee Candle EVER!
Orange Creamsicle Fudge
- 1.5 sticks butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 package (12 oz) white chocolate chips
- 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 tablespoon orange extract
- orange (or a combination of red and yellow) food coloring
- Prepare a 8x8 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, and butter over medium heat. Continually stir the mixture until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Brush down the sides with a wet pastry brush.
- 3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and once it starts boiling, cook for 4-5 minutes stirring constantly
- 4. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips. Stir until the white chocolate has melted and the fudge is completely smooth.
- 5. Working quickly, pour about a third of the white fudge into a bowl and set aside. To the remaining fudge, add the orange extract and orange food coloring, stirring until it is a smooth, even color. It is important to perform these steps quickly, because the fudge will start to set if you take too long, and the end result will not be smooth.
- 6. Pour the orange fudge into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. Drop the white fudge over the top by the spoonful, then drag a table knife or toothpick through the fudge to create orange-white swirls. You can spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray and gently press them into the top to smooth out the swirls, if desired.
- 7. Allow the fudge to set in the refrigerator for 2 hours. To cut, pull the fudge out of the pan using the foil as handles. Use a large sharp knife to cut the fudge into small 1-inch squares. Store Orange Creamsicle Fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and bring it to room temperature to serve.