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Happy Creamsicle Day! It's truly a day worth celebrating. After all, who can dispute the delicious duo that is orange and cream?! Here are a few ways to integrate this flavor sensation into your world (and a few ways NOT to)... 
Freezy-Good Fun

Classic, chilly, 50/50 creations...

Dreyer's/Edy's Snack Size Fruit Bars, Orange & Cream - Just like the old-school Creamsicles you loved as a kid -- but lower cal and smaller. These each have real fruit juice on the outside (frozen, of course!) and super-light ice cream on the inside. And the Lime and Raspberry flavors that come in the pack aren't bad either. Each bar has just 45 calories, 0.5g fat, and 9g carbs (POINTS® value 1*). BTW, their larger counterparts (all Orange & Creme in those boxes) are also awesome with 80 calories, 1.5g fat, and 16g carbs (POINTS® value 2*).

Healthy Choice Sorbet & Cream Bars - Here's another great frozen option, grab a box of these. Both Orange AND Raspberry flavors come in the pack (we'll let Raspberry tag along), and each has 90 calories, 1g fat, 17g carbs, and 1g fiber (POINTS® value 2*).

PhillySwirl Swirl Stix - Now we're getting REALLY crazy... psychedelic even! These little swirly bars come with 6 fun flavors in each box (including the Creamsicle-inspired one, Orange Dream). And in addition to being cute, each has only 48 calories, no fat and 11g carbs (POINTS® value 1*). Now THAT's adorable! BTW, there are also Sugar Free Swirl Pops with 10 fat-free calories, 4g carbs, and 1g fiber per pop (POINTS® value 0*). Sweet!

While you're in the freezer aisle, also check out...

Low Fat Creamsicles (1 pop = 70 calories, 1g fat, 13g carbs, 0g fiber -- POINTS® value 1*)

Weight Watchers GIANT Orange Sorbet & Ice Cream Bars (1 bar = 110 calories, 0.5g fat, 28g carbs, 3g fiber -- POINTS® value 2)

Dreyer's/Edy's Sherbet & Light Ice Cream, Orange Cream (1/2 cup = 120 calories, 2g fat, 23g carbs, 0g fiber -- POINTS® value 3*)

No Sugar Added Creamsicles (2 pops = 45 calories, 0.5g fat, 10g carbs, 2g fiber -- POINTS® value 1*)

Sugar Free Creamsicles (2 pops = 40 calories, 0.5 - 2g fat, 10 - 12g carbs, 3 - 6g fiber -- POINTS® value 0*)

 

Creamsicle... Hold the Sicle

Check out these other Creamsicle-inspired options -- they won't melt!

Kellogg's Yogos Rollers, Orange Cream - We spotted these stripey snacks and just had to include them! Unlike other fruit snacks, these have a nifty streak of yogurty goodness running down the middle. Each roll has only 80 calories, 1.5g fat, and 18g carbs (POINTS® value 2*). Pssst... Thanks for the calcium, Kellogg's!

Yoplait Light, Orange Crème - Here's a totally unique yogurt flavor. A container of this stuff makes a great snack or dessert -- just 100 fat-free calories, 19g carbs, and a POINTS® value of 2*. For added creamy goodness, try mixing a small handful of white chocolate chips into it or topping it with a generous squirt of Fat Free Reddi-wip (but maybe not both!). Mmmmmmm!

Dole Fruit Parfait, Mandarins & Creme - Here's a brand-new Creamsicle craving killer. A container of this cream 'n fruit fusion contains 110 calories, 3g fat, and 21g carbs (POINTS® value 2*). And mandarin O's happen to be one of our FAVORITES (no offense, navel).

 

Orange You Glad We Warned You?

Take a peek at these shockers (and swaps)!

Watch OUT for Krispy Kreme's Oranges & Kreme Chiller. It packs a hefty 630 calories, 28g fat, and 92g carbs (POINTS® value 15*)... and that's for the small size! If you ate TWO of their original glazed doughnuts, you'd ACTUALLY take in far fewer calories. Instead of either of those crazy options, opt for the Orange You Glad Chiller if you find yourself at the Double K -- a 12-oz. serving of that fruity sipper has only 180 calories, no fat, and 43g carbs (POINTS® value 4*). Want it creamy? Just take it home and stir in some Fat Free Reddi-wip!

DON'T think Jamba Juice is much better than K Kreme just because the place doesn't serve fried dough -- it isn't. JJ's Orange Dream Machine may lack major amounts of fat, but the Original size still feeds you 490 calories and 107g carbs! That's 101 grams of sugars and a POINTS® value of 10*. EEEKS! For a creamy citrus fix made with pure OJ, try the 16-oz. Jamba Light Mango Mantra instead -- only 160 calories, 0.5g fat and 34g carbs, plus 2g fiber (POINTS® value 3*).

And in supermarket shocker news, the Sunkist Float packs in 260 calories, 1.5g fat, and (holy cannoli!) 64g carbs (POINTS® value 5*). For a small bottle of SODA!?! Insanity! You're WAY better off with our Creamy Orange Dreamfloat (see below!).

 

HG Saves the Day!

Do-it-yourself celebrations...

Creamy Orange Dreamfloat - This tall glass of joy is sooo easy to make. Throw together a round and astonish orange 'n cream lovers EVERYWHERE (or at least those within sipping distance). Only 60 calories and a POINTS® value of 1* per glass. Yippee!

Orange Creamsicle Martini - If you're in the mood for a grown-up variation of the Creamsicle (and you're not driving!), make yourself one of these! Just 109 calories and a POINTS® value of 2* (and only around 8 calories and a POINTS® value of 0* for the virgin version!).

If you REALLY want to get your Creamsicle fix on, whip up a bowl of Maris's Big Bowl O' Blob Orange 'n Cream Dessert and feed a few friends too. This thing was created by an HG staffer's mom, and doesn't Mom always make the best desserts? One ginormous serving has only 50 calories and a POINTS® value of 1*. Woohoo!

 


  Love Creamy, Fruity Concoctions? The first HG cookbook has tons! There's our Bananarama Wafer Puddin', Apple Cinnamon Crunch Parfaits, Ice Creamless Banana Split (we promise -- it's still creamy!), and much more! Whatcha waitin' for? Grab a copy STAT!
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.