August 14: National Creamsicle Day
The orange-cream-flavored popsicles we ate as kids now have a grown-up twist to them as a cocktail drink! Creamsicle is a brand name for frozen treats on a flat stick that consist of a vanilla ice cream center covered in a layer of fruit-flavored ice. The cocktail version of an orange Creamsicle consists of vanilla ice cream, orange juice, orange liqueur and vodka over ice. During the dog days of summer, sip on this sweet and simple treat and cool off with a creamsicle cocktail on National Creamsicle Day.
(Adapted from Drink of the Week)
- ½ ounce vodka (or orange vodka)
- ½ ounce orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (we used Lactaid lactose-free brand)
In a shaker, pour the vodka, orange liqueur and orange juice. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Shake vigorously to blend the ingredients. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass filled halfway with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange. Insert straw and sip immediately.
- One ounce of cream may be substituted for the scoop of ice cream for a more liquidy libation. Fill a shaker with ice, vodka, orange liqueur and orange juice and cream, shake and pour into a glass.
- Whereas a Creamsicle has a vanilla ice cream center, the similar Dreamsicle has an ice milk center.