Orange Dreamsicle Overnight Oatmeal

When I was younger, my family and I could eat through a gallon of ice cream within a few days. My dad and I would eat bowl after bowl in one sitting. The favorite in our household was plain old vanilla (usually topped with chocolate syrup). However, sometimes my mom got “fancy” and bought us Orange Blossom.

If you don’t know what that is, it’s vanilla ice cream swirled with orange sherbet. Mmmmm. It’s the ice cream version of orange “dreamsicle,” which I believe is one of the world’s best flavors. 🙂


I spent a while tweaking this recipe in my head before I put it to practice. I badly wanted it to be vegan, and I wasn’t willing to compromise that. It wasn’t until recently (when I moved to the east coast) that I found access to affordable nondairy yogurt, and I realized it was the perfect missing link to this recipe.

Overnight Orange Dreamsicle Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla-flavored yogurt (I like Amande almond yogurt for this)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 orange

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the orange in a mason jar.
  2. Run a paring knife along the edges of the orange segments, and then spoon/cut out the segments into the mason jar.
  3. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  4. Cover, and shake vigorously!
  5. Store in the fridge for several hours or overnight. Eat cold.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

2 Responses to Orange Dreamsicle Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Scrumptious says:

    Mmm… this is one of my favorite flavors, I can’t wait to try it! I am SO appreciative of how many creative variations you’ve tested and perfected. It seems like most of the creative overnight oatmeal recipes I come across have chocolate in them, and I’m not a chocolate person, especially not in the morning!

  2. Christine says:

    I had this for breakfast this morning. Upon first bite, my mind catapulted back to an Easter at my grandparents’ house when I was about 3 or 4, eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream/orange sherbet swirl. I couldn’t believe that the oatmeal tasted just like that, but all of the ingredients were healthy and natural. Thank you for the great recipe!

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