This orange creamsicle fudge is gorgeous and tastes divine. The flavors are reminiscent of an Orange Julius, but packed in a delicious, no-bake, easy dessert made in the microwave.
One bite of this delicious creamsicle fudge (can we say dreamsicle fudge?) and I'm brought back to my childhood in New Jersey, and good ol' Orange Julius. The flavors or orange and vanilla swirl together perfectly in this easy, no-bake dessert you can make in the microwave.
I'd say this creamsicle fudge, made with only 4-ingredients, might be up there as one of my favorite fudges ever.
Given all I do is melt together some frosting and white chocolate chips, I would also say this qualifies as an easy fudge!! Everything you need to know about how to make fudge can be found on this FAQ page. If you like this fudge, you'll love our lemon fudge recipe.
Watch this quick video for the easy creamsicle fudge recipe
how to make orange creamsicle fudge
Orange creamsicle fudge is easy to make in the microwave or stove-top.
microwave your chocolate and frosting
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, place 2 ⅔ cups of white chocolate chips and one can of vanilla store-bought frosting. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir very well, using the residual heat to completely melt the chocolate.
TIP: Please note, the recipe here uses Nestle-brand white “morsels,” which is actually confectionery coating. If you’re using white confectionery coating chips (no cocoa butter listed in the ingredients, use 16 ounces. If using pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter listed in the ingredients), use 19 ounces.
mix in your flavoring
Add 1 teaspoon orange extract and stir well.
Spoon about ⅓ of the mixture into a separate bowl. Use orange food coloring to tint the remaining mixture in the large bowl. Add drops and stir well until desired shade is achieved.
put it all together
Scrape the orange mixture into a prepared 9 x 9-inch square pan that has been greased well or lined with lightly-greased parchment paper or no-stick foil.
Spoon the remaining, white mixture over the top of the orange fudge. Use an off-set spatula or butter knife to swirl the fudge, being careful not to mix the orange and white together too much.
Chill several hours until well set and cut into squares.
tips for making easy creamsicle fudge
how much chocolate do you need to make fudge?
This recipe calls for 2 ⅔ cups of white chocolate chips, which is 16 ounces, so more than a 12-ounce bag. Be sure to buy the big bag (or two small ones).
which white chocolate should I buy?
I find that Nestle White chocolate chips has the perfect consistency. Ghiradelli chocolate made the fudge a bit thicker, which is a little harder to swirl. So if you're using Ghiradelli, reduce the amount of chips to 2 ½ cups.
what is the best food coloring?
For food coloring, I recommend Orange Americolor Soft Gel Paste. I used quite a bit because I wanted a bold orange.
what size pan should I use for fudge?
You'll notice most of the easy fudge recipes we share suggest a square baking pan. Because I find thick squares to be the best for fudge, I suggest an 8 x 8-inch square pan, or for slightly thinner fudge, a 9 x 9-inch square pan. For very thick fudge, you can even use a bread loaf pan, but then your yield will be lower.
It's rare that I use a large, 9 x 13-inch rectangle baking pan, unless you're making boozy fudge, such as Fireball Fudge, which uses ingredients with greater volume.
how do I prepare the pan for fudge?
The fudge pan should be well greased. I've had success with greasing a baking dish (both glass and non-stick metal) with non-stick cooking spray or with butter or shortening.
However, my preferred method for preparing the pan is to line the pan with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
I lightly grease the parchment or foil with non-stick cooking spray, removing the excess with a paper towel. The benefit of parchment or foil is that when the fudge is chilled, you can lift the fudge out of the container for easy cutting. So you'll have no trouble at all with this orange cream fudge.
printable orange creamsicle fudge:
This easy orange creamsicle fudge has only 4 ingredients and is made in the microwave. The orange and vanilla flavors are delicious.
- 2 ⅔ cups white chocolate chips 16 ounces SEE NOTES!!
- 1 can vanilla frosting store-bought
- 1 ½ teaspoons orange extract
- orange food coloring
Combine the white chocolate chips and the can of vanilla frosting in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir the mixture. The chips should be about half to three-quarters melted. Use the residual heat to completely melt the chocolate.
Stir in orange extract.
Spoon a third of the mixture into a separate bowl. Color the remaining mixture in the large bowl with orange food coloring. Keep adding a few drops at a time and stir well until desired shade is achieved.
Prepare an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan by lining with greased parchment paper or non-stick foil. Scrape the orange mixture into the prepared pan. Spoon the remaining, white mixture over the top of the fudge. Use an off-set spatula or butter knife to swirl the fudge, being careful not to mix the orange and white together too much.
Chill in the refrigerator for several hours until well set. Lift the fudge out of the baking pan and cut into square.
Please note, the recipe here uses Nestle-brand white “morsels,” which is actually confectionery coating. If you’re using white confectionery coating chips (no cocoa butter listed in the ingredients, use 16 ounces. If using pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter listed in the ingredients), use 19 ounces.
more creamsicle recipes
If you're crazy for orange vanilla, here are more creamsicle recipe ideas.
- Have an orange creamsicle shake.
- Make orange creamsicle truffles.
- Try an orange creamsicle poke cake.
more fudge recipes
If you try this orange creamsicle fudge recipe, let us know in the comments! If you're looking for more homemade fudge, try these: