Orange Dreamsicle Frothy (Dairy-Free)

Orange Dreamsicle Frothy

I hadn’t planned a blog post for today but this smart little recipe convinced me to go ahead and share. I’ve been on a major smoothie kick for the last few months. My steadfast favorite is bright green because I load it with leafy greens that I don’t get enough of with regular eating. Even though I love my green smoothie I sometimes need a break from it and that’s how I discovered this drink. It’s from one of my favorite out-of-print books called The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook. It’s light and healthful with flavor reminiscent of orange Creamsicle ice cream.

Orange Dreamsicle Frothy

This year I’m trying to make good choices and add brain-boosting nutrition to my diet, and this little treat fits the bill at about 90 calories. Its creaminess comes from silken tofu, so those with dairy restrictions can drink up!

Orange Dreamsicle Frothy

This ‘Frothy’ is not as thick as the usual smoothie, but I like that it gives me energy without weighing me down. I recommend using freshly squeezed orange juice in this recipe, if at all possible. I used beautiful Cara-Cara oranges which are in season and best of all – seedless!

Orange Dreamsicle Frothy

Heather Baird
For best results, use freshly squeezed orange juice. This recipe can be made vegan by replacing the dark honey with maple syrup.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • blender


  • 1 1/2 cups 360 ml orange juice, chilled
  • 1 cup 240 ml light unsweet vanilla soy milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup 90g silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon dark honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 4 orange wheels


  • In a blender, combine the orange juice, milk, tofu, honey, orange zest vanilla and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute.
  • Pour into four 8 ounce chilled glasses and garnish each glass with an orange wheel.
Keyword dark honey, orange juice, silken tofu, soy milk
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7 years ago

Sounds awesome. I've been trying to eat healthier too & have been on the lookout for healthy smoothie type recipes. You now, to balance out trying out new dessert ones like your champagne cupcakes I made last week for Valentine's Day. Lol.

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
7 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Haha! Yes. Everything in moderation, I say. 😉

Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
7 years ago

Love the title! I would have never ever thought of using tofu in a drink! 🙂 What an interesting drink this is!

7 years ago

I like this healthy take on an orange dreamsicle. I've never tried tofu in a drink before.