Yields 1 serving
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1 1/2 Oz. Vodka
1/2 Oz. triple sec
1 small scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
2 Heaping Tbsp. Orange Sherbet
1 Oz. Fresh squeezed orange juice
Orange slice, for garnish
Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix for 30 – 45 seconds until smooth. Pour into a tall glass or hurricane glass, garnish with a slice of orange and a straw.
NOTES: This is one of my favorite childhood treats all grown up! As kids, we’d run to the ice cream truck when we heard the bell or the music playing. I think its sad kids don’t get that anymore,,,but of course, they have gourmet food trucks to visit but still, the ice cream truck was a summer pleasure I’ll never forget.
However, I digress. Creamsicles where one of my favorite treats. For those of you that have never had the pleasure, you are asking “What is a creamsicle?” I’m happy to answer. It is a vanilla ice cream pop coated in an orange flavored sherbet so the outside was cool and slightly ice-like and the inside was smooth and creamy vanilla. The perfect novelty ice cream.
Fast forward a couple of years (OK, a lot of years!) and today, I turn that classic ice cream into a fabulous cocktail/dessert drink that is perfect in the summer months. However, I was just gifted a huge box of oranges from a bed and breakfast who owns a 121 year old orange orchard and thought, I need a Creamsicle now! So here it is…my adult version in a glass and ready to go.
If you have kids on hand, don’t leave them out of the fun. Just omit the alcohol and add extra orange juice (actually, it is pretty good for non-drinkers too). Give this one a try…it is your childhood in a glass that gives you something to smile about! (wink, wink)
Enjoy a frozen creamsicle: Blend the recipe’s vodka, triple sec, and orange juice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or orange sherbet. Add a few ice cubes to give it more of a frozen margarita consistency; use 1 cup of ice when using half-and-half instead of ice cream.