Mmm, Creamsicle

Sars at Tomato Nation writes about the perfect orange/vanilla ratio. Like Sars, I’m a longtime fan of all things Creamsicle-y.

From Wikipedia:

Creamsicle is a brand name, also owned by Unilever, for a frozen dessert which resembles an ice pop, with a center composed of vanilla ice cream, and an exterior layer of flavored ice frozen around a wooden or plastic stick. Popular flavors for Creamsicles include orange and raspberry.

American National Creamsicle Day is celebrated on 14 August annually.

I loved the Hostess orange cupcakes far more than their chocolate counterparts. Homemade orange cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are a healthier version of them. I recently made a float of Sonny’s blood orange sorbet in a glass of Natural Brew Vanilla Creme Ale. The orange scones at Au Bon Pain and Barnes and Noble have helped me when I’m craving that orange/vanilla combo. I haven’t gone as far as Sars did to pursue orange/vanilla perfection, but I can empathize with the worthiness of her quest. I am now off to make a Creamsicle Smoothie, recipe from Cooks Country, 8/2005.

Creamsicle Smoothie

Makes 5 1/2 cups
1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 small bananas , roughly chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth.

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