I decided a few days ago I was going to do a cocktail every week (or a mocktail if you prefer those). It’s almost summer. It’s hot. (It is 85 degrees in my house and we don’t have our window air conditioners in yet). And when Friday rolls around I just need something cool to sip on. Last Friday my drink of the week was this Frozen Orange Creamsicle. It does taste just like a creamsicle. My husband saw me making it and said “There is no way that is going to taste like a creamsicle”. But I proved him wrong. He took one sip and his eyebrows went up. “It does taste like a creamsicle”. And I didn’t even smirk. At least I tried not to.
As I write this it is a Friday. And I am currently sipping a Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake Beverage (I’m not sure whether to call it a shake, smoothie, or something else) that is spiked with vodka just like this. It is incredible. Be sure to sign up for my emails to get a notification when that recipe is posted.
The vodka is optional. You can make this drink without it if you prefer.
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Ingredients:4 oz orange seltzer
2 oz half and half or 2 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
5 drops orange oil or 1 tsp orange extract
8 ice cubes
pinch of xanthan gum (optional, helps to stop the drink from separating)
2 oz vodka (optional, if omitting add more seltzer)
a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring (optional)
Directions: Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
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- 4 oz orange seltzer
- 2 tbsp Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet or my sweetener blend
- 2 oz half and half or 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 5 drops orange oil or 1 tsp orange extract
- 8 ice cubes
- pinch of xanthan gum optional, helps to stop the drink from separating
- 2 oz vodka optional, if omitting add more seltzer
- a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring optional
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
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