Even in the summer, there are cool, wet days that make you think you've traveled through a stone circle back to historic Scotland. The perfect way to combat the dreary weather is with this dreamy orange creamsicle moonshine that you can bottle up and tuck away in your fridge for when you need to make your own bit of sunshine.

This DIY dreamsicle moonshine recipe also makes for a great gift. It's one of those things that gets better the longer it sits, as long as you keep it cold. Grab a bottle to bring as a hostess gift or to surprise a friend who needs cheering up. It's easy to make, though one of the ingredients may surprise you.

This orange creamsicle moonshine earns the creamy label with one simple ingredient: powdered french vanilla coffee creamer. It's worth it to use the better stuff, because the taste really comes through. All you have to do is dissolve the creamer into a big pot of orange juice and sugar. Let it come to room temperature, then add in the moonshine or Everclear, vanilla extract and vanilla vodka, and you've got a dreamsicle treat.

Divide the liquid between mason jars or other cool bottles and refrigerate. You want to let it sit for at least two weeks (no matter how the temptation is to drink it), shaking the jars every other day or so.

Dreamsicle Moonshine 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 gallon orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup powdered French Vanilla coffee creamer (Powdered allows the flavor to penetrate without diluting the drink. It's worth it to splurge on the nice stuff)
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla vodka
  • 4 cups Everclear or plain moonshine

Instructions

Bring orange juice and sugar to a boil. Stir in creamer until dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Add vanilla extract, vodka, and moonshine. Stir, then jar and refrigerate. Let it sit for at least 2 weeks, shaking it every day or so. As with many things, the longer it sits, the better it gets.

Notes

If you've got an extra vanilla bean laying around, add the seeds to the boiling orange juice for a deeper vanilla flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Dreamsicle Moonshine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8925 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 342mg 14%
Potassium 11411mg 326%
Total Carbohydrates 1401g 467%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 1189g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 229%
Vitamin C 4739%
Calcium 69%
Iron 69%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.