Orange Creamsicle Fudge is loaded with creamy white chocolate & bright orange flavor. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and is SO good!
Orange Creamsicle Fudge is a great treat to make to re-create your most delicious summer memories with only four simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time! Mix up white chocolate, vanilla frosting, orange extract, and food coloring for a simple dessert with big, fun flavors!
Orange Creamsicle Fudge is my absolute summer jam when I’m craving chocolate! This simple fudge is a snap for my kids to make too because there are only a few ingredients and no need to boil or bake. We love to make them for when their friends come over for summer parties and sometimes we make them for ourselves to enjoy! When I eat this creamsicle fudge, I feel like a kid again and I love that I’m making these sweet memories with my kids!
Can’t get enough of everything orange? Creamsicle Chiffon Pie and Chocolate Orange Cupcakes are exactly what you’re craving!
Other Recipes to Serve with Orange Creamsicle Fudge
- Tropical Orange Punch is a fantastic way to cool down in the summer and the incredible flavors are such a treat!
- Making popsicles in the summer is an excellent activity for kids and these delicious Florida Orange Juice Ice Pops will keep them cool during those long hot days.
Chocolate: To make this fudge, you will need a bag of your favorite white chocolate chips.
Frosting: A can of vanilla frosting will be used to make the fudge and again, any brand will do.
Orange Extract: Bring that great orange flavor to the fudge with a little orange extract.
Food Coloring: To color the fudge, you can use either regular food coloring or gel food coloring. Gel food coloring provides a more vibrant color without having to use a lot, or you can mix red and yellow food coloring to make orange.
How to Make Orange Creamsicle Fudge
STEP ONE: Line a 9-inch x 9-inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Add the white chocolate chips to a medium bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the chips are almost melted. Stir in the vanilla frosting and microwave again until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
STEP TWO: Place half of the mixture into a separate bowl and add the orange extract and orange food coloring to that bowl. Stir the mix well until thoroughly combined. Leave the other bowl of fudge as is.
STEP THREE: Add dollops of the white and orange fudge to the prepared pan until it’s all been added.
STEP FOUR: Use a butter knife or long skewer to cut through the fudge and swirl the colors. Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours or until it’s firm. Then cut it into small squares to serve.
Tips for Success
- Orange Creamsicle Fudge is easy to double when you need to treat a good number of people or want to package it as a gift! Double each ingredient and then hold the fudge with a 9×13 baking dish.
- If you want to combine yellow and red food coloring to make an orange color, start by adding the yellow first and then add a drop of red until you reach the shade of orange you like. Red food coloring can dominate quickly, so starting with yellow is easier.
- If you’re using gel food coloring instead of liquid, start with a little bit and add more as needed to reach your desired shade.
- When making the orange portion of the fudge, taste a little before you pour it into the pan to see if the amount of orange flavor is to your liking, and add more if you need to.
- Store this fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and freeze it for 2-3 weeks.
Who made the original creamsicle?
Like all of the most delicious things in life, the original creamsicle was created by a child! In 1905, an 11-year-old Frank Epperson decided to freeze orange juice and vanilla ice cream together, and the rest is history. This idea not only lead to the creation of the creamsicle but also the dreamsicle, which is slightly different with its iced milk center rather than a sweet vanilla ice cream. The flavor combination of orange and cream has worked its way into cakes, pies, drinks, and even yummy-smelling lip gloss!
What’s the best way to cut fudge?
To get a great square cut when cutting fudge, lining the pan with parchment paper or foil is a great start. Lining the pan makes it easier to lift the fudge out for easier cutting. Rather than just cutting straight into the fudge, try scoring the fudge first. Press the knife against the fudge to make shallow lines and then cut each square of fudge instead of cutting in long lines all the way across. After each cut, clean the knife off with a paper towel so the fudge doesn’t collect on the knife and make the cuts messy. Lastly, make sure your fudge has completely set before attempting to cut and you will end up with a beautifully cut fudge.
More Fabulous Fudge to Devour!
- White Chocolate Fudge
- Strawberry Fudge
- Easy Red Velvet Fudge
- Salted Pretzel & Caramel Fudge
- White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
*This post was originally posted on 12/22/2014.
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 16 ounces store-bought vanilla frosting (1 tub)
- 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
- Orange food coloring (see note)
- Line the inside of a 9-inch x 9-inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place white chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 30 seconds, and then stir. Repeat heating and stirring until the chips are almost fully melted. Add the entire tub of frosting to the bowl and heat for another 15 seconds. Stir the frosting into the chocolate until smooth and combined.
- Remove half of the fudge mixture to a second bowl. Leave one bowl of fudge white and to the second bowl, add the orange extract and orange food coloring and then stir until combined. (Add the food coloring a few drops at a time until your desired colored is reached.)
- Spoon dollops of white and orange fudge into the prepared baking dish until all of the fudge mixtures have been added. Use a butter knife to swirl the colors together. Place the pan in the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.
- Remove the dish from the refrigerator. Lift the fudge out of the dish using the foil/parchment paper and then cut it into 16 equal squares.
- If you’re using gel food coloring, a little goes a long way. If you have a multi-pack of liquid food coloring, you can absolutely use the red and yellow colors to get a nice orange. You’ll want more yellow then red to get a nice shade of orange.
Judy Immel says
The 16 ounce container of store bought vanilla frosting can It be like Betty crocker frosting
Aubrey Cota says
Sure, any brand you prefer will be just fine.
Diana Corson says
I tried the orange fudge. Its great. Used strawberry flavor too. And choc did choc cjips with choc frosting. All yummy