Mandarin Orange Cream Pops

Photo: Sang An

Treat guests to a cool treat at your next outdoor passed-plate party. This palate cleanser can be lightened by substituting a little orange sherbet for half the ice cream in the recipe.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 61.39mg
  • Calories: 103.13
  • Calories from fat: 42%
  • Carbohydrate: 14.02g
  • Cholesterol: 19.36mg
  • Fat: 4.86g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Iron: 0.14mg
  • Protein: 1.83mg
  • Saturated fat: 2.99g
  • Sodium: 37.1mg


  • 1 11-ounce can of mandarin orange sections (drained)
  • 2 cups softened vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest


  1. Place the mandarin orange sections in a blender and pulse to puree. Add the ice cream and the zest and pulse until well blended. Spoon the mixture into pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Cover and freeze until firm.

    Tip: Halve the vanilla ice cream and add 1 cup orange sherbet for a lower-calorie recipe.
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