For those of you who always loved to run to the curb to buy a little bit of summer on a stick, this drink is right up your alley. The secret to the straight-from-the-ice-cream truck taste of this creamy frozen treat? Double the fruit! A little bit of frozen mango helps thicken the drink naturally in the blender while boosting the juicy flavor of fresh orange juice. Unsweetened vanilla coconut milk brings just a hint of sweetness while keeping this added-sugar-free and vegan. You could also use a sweetened coconut milk if you prefer a little more sweetness. Enjoy this refreshing and nostalgic drink on its own, or add a splash of your favorite vodka or rum for a summer happy hour indulgence. P.S.: Unlike the ice cream version, this one travels well in an insulated cup if you want to take it poolside!
- 1 ¼ cups orange juice or tangerine juice (fresh or refrigerated, not from concentrate)
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- 1 ½ cups ice cubes
- ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
- 2 ounces vodka, vanilla vodka, orange vodka, vanilla rum or white rum (optional)
- 2 orange slices for garnish
Combine orange (or tangerine) juice, coconut milk, ice, frozen mango and vodka or rum (if using) in a blender. Blend until the mango is pureed and the ice is crushed to a slushy consistency. Divide the creamsicle between 2 12-ounce glasses, garnish each with an orange slice, if desired, and serve immediately.
Serving Size: 12 oz. Per Serving: 96 calories; 1.4 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 2 mg sodium. 320 mg potassium; 20.6 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 1.1 g protein; 602 IU vitamin a iu; 84 mg vitamin c; 47 mcg folate; 45 mg calcium; 27 mg magnesium;