Nothing beats the nostalgic flavors of an orange creamsicle–one taste of that creamy, dreamy, pairing of juicy orange & velvety vanilla & we’re immediately transported back to the carefree, sun-soaked days of late summer. But if you’re looking for more ways to enjoy this childhood classic outside a swirly ice cream cone or popsicle, we’ve got you covered.

Today, we’re bringing you a delicious, elevated twist on the classic frozen treat with an Orange Creamsicle French Soda recipe featuring the bright & refreshing flavor & signature champagne-style microbubbles featured in JUST Valencia Orange Bubbles.

Ready to craft a refreshing beverage that captures the essence of a classic creamsicle while keeping things light, hydrating? Whether you're hosting an end-of-summer soiree, or are looking for a delicious mocktail perfect for all ages, this Orange Creamsicle French Soda is certain to become your new go-to sweet, citrusy sip!

What You’ll Need…

For the Vanilla Orange Simple Syrup
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice will require 2 large navel oranges
  • enough water to bring the juice up to 1 cup of liquid
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • strips of orange rind from one navel orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
French Soda

What You’ll Do…

Vanilla Orange Simple Syrup
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the rind (just the orange parts) of one orange in thin strips.
  2. Juice two large navel oranges into a measuring cup. You should end up with close to 2/3 cups of juice. Add enough water to fill the measuring cup to the 1 cup mark.
  3. Pour into a small saucepan.
  4. Add sugar, strips of orange rind and vanilla bean paste to the saucepan. Stir to combine.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl, and carefully pour in the syrup. Add 1-2 small strips of orange rind back into the syrup. Discard the rest.
  7. Allow the syrup to cool completely, then remove the orange strips.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
For the Orange Creamsicle French Soda
  1. Fill a glass about halfway with ice
  2. Pour in cream and the vanilla orange syrup
  3. Top with 6 oz of JUST Valencia Orange Bubbles
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve immediately.

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