The 50/50 Bar…

As a kid, one of my favorite confections from the local ice cream truck was the 50/50 bar (in this case the orange/vanilla one). Admittedly, my palette back then was not what it is now regarding my expectation of vanilla ice cream or orange sorbet/popsicle coating.

I suppose I could just serve up my fav vanilla ice cream and orange sorbet/sherbet (don’t really have a fav orange product there), so just wondering if any of you have thrown together a concoction that represents this once iconic ice cream bar.


The Creamsicle! I loved these as a kid too. I’ve never attempted to recreate it myself, but I have had several “inspired by” drinks and desserts in restaurants over the years. Creamsicle martini (vanilla ice cream, OJ and vodka or similar) and a memorable Creamsicle crepe cake - 20 or thirty thin vanilla crepe layers filled with orange-infused cream and syrup. An orange soda float also mimics the flavor profile.


Never had a 50/50; but I sure loved pushup bars when I was wee. Orangy goodness.

Creamsicle crepe cake. LOVE the sound of that.

LOVED the Creamsicle, when I was a little bit older, and could no longer get the spicy hot cinnamon popsicle from my dealer! :joy_cat:


I like them creamsicles that is but from the truck it was a Toasted almond bar that was my 2nd fav. Fav was & is the ice cream sandwich-- but has to be genuine Good Humor or Hershey’s. I bought a store brand recently & they were insipid.


There’s an. ice cream shop here that has a creamsicle flavor that tastes pretty much like this mixture would - so good!

Local ice cream shop made a “creamsicle” with blood orange and creme soda vanilla pudding filling.

That was one good sh!t ice cream bar.


I have hagen daaz chocolate in the freezer along with a box of drumsticks, chocolate and vanilla. I can’t bring myself to eat either. Maybe it’s because I just know they are there . It’s been a month.

I’ve not found a good ice cream sandwich in years, but for the toasted almond bar I can’t recommend this Haagen Dazs Bar highly enough!


Dang! That sounds sublime.

Absolutely, it’s the best out there IMO, and dangerous to have in the house! LOVE them!

I liked the Creamsicle too but my absolute favorite at the roller skating rink was the strawberry shortcake ice cream bar on a stick . Sooo good. Of course when I tried one 30 years later it was absolute junk. But then what else is new.


Just found this at the local Safeway. Pretty darned good… excellent ratio of sorbet to ice cream… and WAAAYY cheaper than Häagen-Dazs.