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One of the best things about having kids is introducing them to things that I loved when I was just a kid myself. I’ve already gotten my oldest daughter hooked on my favorite childhood show, and it makes me very happy that she loves it as much as I do. She did ask me why I cry at the end of every episode though. What can I say, I guess I’m a big softie! I also have both my girls singing along to my favorite disco songs! Don’t get me wrong, we rock out to today’s pop music too but there’s something fun about sharing experiences that remind me of my own childhood.
That’s why I was so excited to come across these cute Orange Crush bottles at Walmart. When I was little, drinking soda was a special treat and I remember loving Orange Crush. I couldn’t wait to bring it home to my girls and see what they thought!
Just like when I was young, soda is a special treat for them and they were pretty excited when I pulled it out of the shopping bag. I like that Orange Crush is made with real sugar too, as opposed to artificial sweetener. If you’d like to pick some up for yourself, a four pack is just $2.75 at Walmart. Save even more by using the Ibotta rebate to earn $1.75 cash back when you buy two.
Since my girls had never had Orange Crush, I wanted to do something fun! I started thinking about another favorite childhood memory, one I’m sure that many of you can identify with. Back in the day (wow, let’s pretend that doesn’t make me sound old), the ice cream man used to come through our neighborhood on a regular basis. Back then the sound of the ice cream truck was the most beautiful music I’d ever heard! The second that truck turned down our street, I raced into the house and waited patiently – impatiently – while my mom looked for spare change. Then I sped back out to catch the ice cream man before he disappeared. While I loved all the popsicles, ice cream sandwiches and cones, the creamsicles were always one of my favorite treats! There was something about that creamy combination of orange and vanilla that I just couldn’t get enough of.
Ice cream trucks are few and far between these days but I can still share the nostalgia with Ashling and Keira. I recently realized that my daughters had been terribly deprived…neither one had ever had a milkshake. I know, I can hardly believe it myself and it never even crossed my mind until my youngest actually asked me what a milkshake was. This would be a great opportunity to create a delicious milkshake while introducing them to some of the awesome flavors I enjoyed as a child. The Orange Crush that I had just picked up would be perfect for a Retro Orange Crush Creamsicle Milkshake.
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I love easy recipes and you can’t get much easier than this one! All you need is Orange Crush, vanilla ice cream, orange sorbet and whipped cream. You can also add a slice of orange and a cherry if you want to get a little fancy!
Orange Crush Creamsicle Milkshake
Start by pouring your Orange Crush into a blender.
Add two scoops of orange sorbet
Next, add two scoops of vanilla ice cream
Blend, pour into a glass and garnish with your orange slice and cherry
- ¾ cup Orange Crush
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 2 scoops orange sorbet
- whipped cream for topping
- orange slice and cherry for garnish (optional)
- Pour ¾ cup of Orange Crush into blender
- Add 2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
- Add 2 large scoops of orange sorbet
- Blend until smooth and creamy
- Pour into glass
- Top with a generous amount of whipped cream
- Garnish with an orange slice and cherry
- *add more ice cream for a thicker milkshake
To say the Orange Creamsicle Milkshake was a hit would be an understatement. My girls loved it, especially little Keira who has an insatiable sweet tooth like her mommy! It was just the right combination of Orange Crush and Creamsicle and we will definitely be making this recipe again…and again and again! Maybe we’ll give it a try with Strawberry Crush next time! Even a traditionalist like me branches out once in awhile…Be the hero of your family with these products and create a sweet treat to celebrate every day. Have you passed any of your favorite childhood traditions on to your own children? Do they enjoy the same treats that you’re nostalgic about?
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