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Nature’s Creamsicle: Orange & Sweet Potato Juice Wait, what? Yep, sweet potato juice is a real thing!

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Nature’s Creamsicle: Orange & Sweet Potato Juice, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

It seems like juice is all I crave during these unbearably hot Florida summer months. So instead of paying $7 a pop for it, I finally just ponied up and got myself the masticating juicer I’ve been coveting for about two years now. Mainly I’m excited because the centrifugal one I’d had for years sucked so bad, so it’s nice to have one that actually works well. That thing was just too loud, too big, and such a pain to clean – so I gave it up for a whopping $10 at our garage sale. Big money in the world of garage sales…Oh, some poor fool. Anyway, masticating one I have now is much more efficient, and even quite enough to use while I’m on the phone.

Now, I promised myself that if I got this thing, I’d actually use it – A LOT. And I have been. Here are a couple things that help with that:
1. Making a large batch that lasts a few days so that I don’t have to start from scratch each time. It keeps just fine and most juices will taste fresh for up to five days. Juicing in some lemon helps preserve it too.
2. Keeping prepped (washed, peeled and chopped) veggies in airtight containers is another way to make the task easier and faster. It’s so nice to have pre-washed and chopped kale, beets and carrots on hand.

I’m having a great time experimenting with my new toy over here. Take this awesome Orange & Sweet Potato juice for instance. Inspired by the summer sunshine and nostalgic of a classic ice cream truck creamsicle in flavor!

I remember hearing somewhere that sweet potatoes could be juiced and result in a certain sweet creaminess, so it was one of the first things I tried. The subtle flavor was indeed nice mixed with beet, carrot and ginger, but I really wanted it to shine more. Oranges are the perfect counterbalance to the sweet, milky juice of a sweet potato.
Look at these guys…talk about your odd couple…

You basically end up with a toned down, less acidic, creamy version of OJ. The color is really what surprised me the most – it’s SO orange. It looks like Tang! Ugh, remember Tang? But don’t worry, it tastes nothing like it.

You can play around with the ratio of orange to sweet potato depending on how you like it. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a masticating juicer – a centrifugal juicer will work just fine.

Fun idea: It would be cute to freeze these as an all-natural take on the creamsicle. I haven’t actually tried it yet, but bet it would be great!

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Makes approximately 12 oz of juice. Feel free to play with the ratio provided here depending on how much or little sweet potato flavor you like. Adding some ginger is nice too. Best served cold and even better served over ice!

You need:

  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato
  • 2 large oranges


  1. Wash and peel your sweet potato. Cut into chunks that will fit into your juicer’s shoot.
  2. Peel your oranges and cut into chunks that will fit into your juicer’s shoot.
  3. Add more sweet potato for a creamier juice. Chill before serving or serve over ice!



  1. Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

    What a fantastic idea to juice sweet potato. Must try this summer!

  2. Catherine
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:44 AM | Permalink

    This looks and sounds amazing. Just double checking: You use raw, uncooked sweet potatoes for this, right?

  3. gabi
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

    Yep, Catherine. Raw ones. Just wash peel and juice!

  4. mardi
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    do you think this could be made with a vitamix?

  5. gabi
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM | Permalink

    Good question Mardi – I don’t actually have a vitamin so I’m not sure. I’m guessing the texture would be thicker. If you try it, I’d recommend juicing the OJ first and then blending in vitamix with the sweet potatoes.

  6. Posted July 31, 2014 at 5:59 AM | Permalink

    Nothing better than a glass of fresh homemade juice in summers and in fact why just one when you can have a couple of them :) I prefer plain orange juice and have never tried it with sweet potatoes. Well, would definitely try this out and thanks for the fun tip. I completely agree with you.

  7. Posted August 12, 2014 at 7:34 PM | Permalink

    I have to admit, I did frown a bit when I read sweet potato juice. I’ve never heard of it ever being an option, and I’m a huge sweet potato lover!
    Looks really good, so will most definitely give this one a go!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  8. Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM | Permalink

    Looks delicious and refreshing.. Combining sweet potato and orange is completely a different thing for me but must have a try of it

  9. Posted December 4, 2014 at 6:05 AM | Permalink

    You are right, they are definitely the odd couple! Would never have thought of trying the two together, think mainly because they are both orange in colour…maybe that says something about me. Will most certainly be giving this a try – I too ummed and ahhed about my juicer, but now I have it I juice all the time and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks for the share.

  10. Posted December 13, 2014 at 2:17 AM | Permalink

    How interesting! It sounds delicious and I’m a big fan of sweet potato so I’m sure it’s great!

  11. Posted January 2, 2015 at 9:45 AM | Permalink

    My favorite juice, thanks for sharing! Eliza.

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