Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes


Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes | Cooking on the Front Burner #milkshake

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Today's recipe - Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes was not my original intent.  These were suppose to be made into popsicles...  And of course there is a story to go along with it - I was super excited to try my popsicle molds again and make one of my favorite childhood summer treats BUT I wanted to give it a little punch with adding some alcohol.  I thought if I added just a little bit that I would not have a problem.  So I put the ingredients in the blender, mixed it up and poured into my molds.  Well, just then the DIY Guy walked by and said "those won't freeze good".  I said "of course they will!"  So I patiently waited....

Many, many hours later, I took them out of the freezer and they were really firm.... ha, I was right but as soon as these came out, they started melting like crazy and of course, again, at that point he walked by.  He knew I was pretty disappointed, just looked at me and didn't say a word.  Smart guy.  So I thought, well, maybe I can put what I have back in the blender and make milk shakes.  Yep, that worked!  No waste and the shakes were really good!

Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 5 minutes
about (4) 4 oz. servings

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vodka*
  • 1 tablesoon triple sec or other orange liqueur
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Sprinkles for fun
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into blender and process until smooth
  2. Pour into glasses
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired
*NOTE:  you can make these non-alcoholic but leaving out the vodka and triple sec and add a bit more OJ if desired
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Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes | Cooking on the Front Burner #milkshake

So today's lesson is - your husband or significant other MAY be right sometimes, and when life gives you melty popsicles turn them into milk shakes!

Orange Creamsicle Mini Shakes | Cooking on the Front Burner #milkshake


17 comments:

  1. Deb Deb Deb!!!! I love these so much -- they are BEAUTIFUL!! And I love a creamsicle! Totally pinning these babies everywhere. Also -- I am glad the popsicles failed. This is better.

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  2. Oh, my gosh- these are adorable, and they look delicious! Your photography is incredible!! Pinning! :)

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  3. Haha when life gives you melty Popsicles make milkshakes :) love these!!! Creamsicles are the best!!

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  4. Deb, these look great (I love Zainab's comment!) I kind of think it was a good thing that these became milkshakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe - pinning and sharing!

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  5. I think these look like a great mistake! So yummy!

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  6. Nice save! :) And smart man!! LOL. These look incredible - great pictures, Deb!!

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  7. Those are GORGEOUS. Talk about turning a failure into a success!
    (visiting from Foodie Friday)

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  8. These look delicious!! I love that there's a little bit of vodka in it :)

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  9. I'm definitely trying the non-alcoholic version! Sounds wonderful.

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  10. These are so fun, Deb! Isn't it nice when mistakes turn out so well? I love those sprinkles! :)

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  11. Love creamsicles and in milkshake form they sound even better :) Such a fun and summery drink and the sprinkles make this look so pretty!

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  12. SO in love with this idea Deb! and your pics are stunning

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  13. Yumm, they look so good!
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  14. I kinda love the idea of a milkshake MORE than the idea of a popsicle! These sound and look awesome, Deb!

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  15. You did such a beautiful job with these!

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  16. these look AMAZING! I really want one right now! better go see if I have the ingredients to make it!

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