NOTE: When I set up this post, I put vanilla extract in the recipe, it’s suppose to be orange extract. Recipe is now updated. Sorry for the error.
I am sooooooooo excited to share with you today’s Frappe! I was blending everything in my blender and I had to test taste it to see if I needed to add anything else and when I had that spoonful, I almost fell over from the taste. I created an Orange Creamsicle Frappe! Holy crapper dapper doooooo!!!
But before I tell you about my drink I am also excited to share with you my Foodie Penpal package that I got from Kelly from Cupcake Kelly’s.
She sent me some Bear Naked Chocolate Granola, Parmesan and Rosemary Popcorn, Justin’s Nut Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and a Sweet and Savory Snack Bar. I LOVE everything I got! I always wanted to try Bear Naked Granola and this tasted so good. I loved it so much I took it to work to snack on there. I shared a little with my co-worker and she loved it. I haven’t had the popcorn yet, I’m saving that for movie night and I am taking the peanut butter cups and snack bar with me to Europe so I can snack on it on the plane. Kelly thank you so much! I just loved everything!!!! I can’t wait to dig into my new snacks!!
I had Jaime from Jaime Rose Knows, however she didn’t post her Foodie PenPal package this month. I got her sour dough bread from a local bakery, some nutty bites and balsamic glaze from Trader Joe’s, Kind Bar and a few other treats, that I can’t seem to remember at the moment.
I’m sad to say I have to skip out the month of July, but I’ll be back for a new Penpal for August!! July is just going to be too crazy of a month for me.
If your interested in being a Foodie Penpal you can check out all the information at Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean Blog.
When I was a kid I always loved orange creamsicles and today I was feeling like I needed to have one again. I couldn’t believe how creamy this drink is and how it is identical to an orange creamsicle. I even saved half my batch for my Husband to try when he got home from work. I gave it to him and I said here I made you a treat. I’ll be honest he gets afraid of some of my creations I make, but he bit the bullet and took a sip. He said this tastes just like a creamsicle. I asked do you like it, he said yah, it’s good! He doesn’t get as excited about food as I do. But now I know it really does taste like a creamsicle. he he
Sorry, I did not take to many pictures of my drink. It was starting to melt from the sun and I wanted to enjoy my drink. This batch makes 3 cups, two 1 1/2 cup servings. Each serving is only 70 calories. Not to bad! I used coconut milk, non-fat milk, orange juice, stevia and orange extract. I made it pretty quickly, which is nice for future making. If you love creamsicles you will love this drink!! I am thinking you could even make it in Popsicle form. That would be good! The best part is, that this is healthy and no sugar was added. Perfect for kids!
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- ¼ cup non-fat milk
- ½ tsp. orange extract
- 2 tbsp. orange juice
- ½ tsp. stevia (one packet)
- Freeze coconut milk in a shallow dish. Once frozen, leave on counter to thaw a bit or microwave for about 30 seconds until it's thawed enough for your blender to handle.
- In a blender add coocnut milk, milk, orange juice, orange extract and stevia. Crush/blend until incorporated about 2 minutes.
I have to tell you I am just loving creating these smoothies. There so good and so much fun! I already know what I am going to create next and all I can tell you about it, is that it was requested from some of you for me to come up with this drink. I searched high and low for ingredients, but I have them and I am ready to create it. I hope it turns out, I’ll find out tomorrow.
Have a wonderful Saturday!!!