Mouth-watering and energizing, Orange Creamsicle weed is a treat for all seasons.
This 60/40 sativa-dominant hybrid has moderate THC content, but it provides a strong head high sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. The euphoria is uplifting, elevating users’ moods by wiping away stress while gradually delivering a potent boost of energy and motivation. The body buzz is relaxing, although it can become stronger as you continue to smoke.
The citrus and vanilla you’d expect from the ice cream treat of the same name dominate the taste and scent of Orange Creamsicle, with just a touch of earth mixed in. This is a tasty dessert strain perfect for daytime use.
The carpet matches the drapes, too. The flower is a beautiful mix of green, white, and orange with a thick coating of trichomes.
Orange Creamsicle is a creeper, as the cerebral effects arrive fairly quickly but aren’t overpowering at first.
They intensify over the next 5-10 minutes, though, as users experience a gentle mood boost and mental relaxation. As worries and anxiety ease, energy and motivation gradually increase; the combination isn’t the powerful joy produced by some sativas, but it’s happy and focused high that can be put to good use — or simply enjoyed.
The body buzz isn’t initially overpowering, either. It starts with tingles and becomes comfortable relaxation that can feel invigorating to many smokers. In most cases, the physical effects won’t interfere with the motivating head high, although continuing to hit the pipe may eventually cause a body lock that makes the couch look like a much better option than work.
The Orange Creamsicle high is a good one for wake-and-bake or daytime use, as long as users make sure not to overdo things. It’s also great for enlivening social activities because of its mood-elevating and energetic cerebral effects. This strain won’t cause lethargy or put you to sleep — unless you smoke enough to knock yourself out for a while.
Bottom Line: Orange Creamsicle delivers a happy, motivating, and relatively-gentle high, with a relaxing body stone. It usually won’t interfere with work or play, except with heavy consumption.
- Energy: 4/5
- Creative: 3/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 5/5
As a strain that normally contains just moderate levels of THC, the anxiety and paranoia associated with high-THC weed are much less common for most users. Those who have a very low THC tolerance or are already dealing with pre-existing anxiety issues should go slowly, though, just to make sure they can handle Orange Creamsicle.
For all others, dry eyes and cottonmouth are fairly common (but mild) side effects, and a minor headache is also possible. Overconsumption, however, can increase the chances of negative effects — just as with any cannabis strain.
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
Patients who are dealing with mood disorders describe Orange Creamsicle as one of the best strains they’ve found for fighting the effects of anxiety, stress, and depression, thanks to its mood-elevating and stress-relieving cerebral effects. Anxiety patients, though, should be aware that their condition might potentially worsen when smoking, and be cautious with consumption.
MMJ users who use weed to blunt the effects of chronic and serious pain give Orange Creamsicles mixed grades for its therapeutic effects. Many who are suffering from the joint or muscle pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia say the strain does help somewhat, but most patients with strong pain report that the mild body buzz doesn’t make much of an impact.
Those who praise this strain the most? Those with attention disorders like ADD or ADHD; love the focus and motivation it provides.
Flavor and Aroma
These days, the creamsicles many of us remember from our childhood are more likely to be made with ice milk and frozen juice instead of ice cream and sherbet. Thankfully, the “real” taste of a Creamsicle lives on in this weed strain, which smells and tastes almost exactly like the beloved summertime treats.
When you crack open a jar or open a bag of Orange Creamsicle, expect to smell fresh oranges (although some say the aroma is more like mangoes). When you break up the flower, you’ll also notice strong notes of vanilla and lesser undertones of the earth.
The flavor is yummy, loaded with citrus and vanilla flavor and leaving a delicious orange-and-vanilla aftertaste after the exhale.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 5/5
- Fruity: 3/5
- Spice: 1/5
- Wood: 1/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
You may occasionally come across a batch of Orange Creamsicle with a THC level of 20% or so, but most of the bud you’ll find will have a THC level somewhere around 16-18%. This is a great choice for those who can’t tolerate high-THC strains, potent but not overpowering. There are only trace amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids.
Nearly a dozen terpenes are found in Orange Creamsicle, with sabinene, myrcene, limonene, camphene, carene, caryophyllene, and phellandrene all represented at 10% or more of the terp profile. Limonene and sabinene are among the terpenes contributing to citrus, while myrcene and caryophyllene combine to provide vanilla notes.
California cultivators MGT Seeds created Orange Creamsicle by crossing two other delicious strains, Juicy Fruit and Orange Crush.
Sativa-dominant Orange Crush is known for its powerful scent and aroma and an uplifting, happy head high; Juicy Fruit provides more citrus flavor and the potent heritage of its Afghani indica and Thai sativa parents.
Where to Buy Orange Creamsicle Seeds
You can purchase feminized Orange Creamsicle seeds from quite a few online vendors including Seedsman, Bulk MJ Seeds, and Mary Jane’s Garden. Standard seeds are available from Neptune Seed Bank and Supreme Seed Bank, Pacific Seed Bank, and Nukeheads have auto-flowering versions, and Mad Cow Genetics offers Orange Creamsicle clones.
Parent strain Orange Crush is a great choice for the same orange flavor and head high as Orange Creamsicle. Others to consider include Pineapple Cake, Red Dragon, and Shangri-La.
Orange Creamsicle Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How large is Orange Creamsicle’s yield?
A: This strain is a prodigious producer if the plants are grown under ideal conditions. You should get at least 16 ounces per plant outdoors, and about that much per square yard in indoor grow rooms.
Q: How long before you can harvest a crop from Orange Creamsicle?
A: Expect to wait about 7-9 weeks after the plants begin flowering if you’re growing them indoors; outdoor grows should be ready for harvest sometime between late September and mid-October.