Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another Great Summer Confection!

Well, I don't know if this is technically a confection, as that usually brings to mind baked goods. But it is sweet, and the most peculiarly cold and refreshing drink dessert I've ever had.

This also comes courtesy of my daughters, yes, from the chain Nichole and Debbie mentioned. I can't use this treat's proper name, so, without further ado, the great supervisor is proud to introduce...

THE ORANGE SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL!

1 cup orange soda

4 scoops orange sherbet

Pour the orange soda into a blender. Whirl for a few seconds, to reduce the carbonation. Add the sherbet, and whirl until well combined. Again, you'll need to stop and loosen the sherbet from the blades.

Look at those colors!
This thing is much colder than a milkshake. I think that the carbon dioxide in the soda becomes much colder than either the soda or the ice cream. Fair warning: This can cause brain freeze! If it does, my nursing student daughter says to press your tongue against the roof of your mouth to warm it.
You could also make this with lemon sherbet and lemon soda. The restaurant also offers it in watermelon version, which uses watermelon sherbet and seltzer. You can see that the possibilities are nearly endless! From my perspective, this is probably the best summer dessert I've ever had (although I really did love my root beer float).

And I'm working on a new theory for creamier ice cream. I hope to have a report on Friday!

14 comments:

Channon said...

Oh yum. That would hit the spot most any time.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That sounds amazing:) Diane

Nichole said...

yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love homemade things like this.

Big Dude said...

We used to use orange soda and vanilla ice crean (unblended) and it tasted like a dreamsickle.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I really need to get my blender fixed or buy a new one...you're making me crazy!

Pam said...

It looks refreshing and delicious. The watermelon one sounds great too.

Cooking for Diabetes said...

This is really cool! Just perfect especially now when it is so hot. I am eager to try out the lemon sherbet with lemon soda. Yummy!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It would be so nice to have one of these right now :)

Rose said...

I have made similar "concoctions" I think is the word. I have used a variety of juices (although usually orange) with orange or rainbow sherbet in the summertime! Very refreshing!!

Linda said...

A touch of vanilla ice cream and a creamsicle comes to mind!

Delish is my word verification to b.t.w.

Sue said...

Those are so cold and refreshing in the summer. I need to get the blender out.

Breezy Point Mom said...

It looks incredibly refreshing and thirst quenching. It also looks like Thor baby wants it BAD. Aren't those Calvert books I see behind him?

Alisa said...

This is awesome, I need a trip to the store to get me some ice cream and make this one! Love it!