I hope you have had a creamsicle as least once in your life.  If not, I urge you to give one a try.  I know, when it’s hot out and you want ice cream on a stick, a chocolate fudgesicle or fruit flavored popsicle probably come to mind first.  A creamsicle has an inner vanilla layer completely surrounded by an orange sherbet layer.  In my opinion they are more creamy than the other options.

When I was young, icies and slurpies were only treats to get at a carnival, not the local convenience store.  We did have squeezies which were small cups of sherbet that you ate by squeezing it out of the cupcake paper type cup.  They didn’t last long, and invariably the last  bit dripped onto your shirt when you tried to “drink” what had melted.

We have a local fast-food diner that sells creamsicle twist soft-serve ice cream in the summer. I visit my father’s grave on his birthday every August and on the way home I have a creamsicle cone.  My father loved ice cream and so do I.

A refreshing dessert when you want to serve a group is a refrigerator poke cake.  (You can Google that name for directions.)  I think I’ll make an orange one for our next family gathering.