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!