Like the classic ice-cream treat that inspires it, this refreshing shake combines the zest of orange and the smooth flavor of vanilla. Creamy and rich, this homemade Orange Creamsicle Shake is sure to satisfy and nourish.
For this shake you’ll notice that I used fresh, raw goat milk from an organic goat who lives right here locally in topanga. Local is always best, but any way that you can get some organic raw dairy instead of the pasteurized junk they sell in most stores is awesome. You’ll notice that you can also substitute the raw milk for any non-dairy milk of your choice.
Enjoy this nostalgic childhood treat!
- 1 large, ripe orange
- 1 1/2 cups of ice cubes
- 1/2 cup raw goat or cow milk or dairy-free milk of your choice (coconut, almond, ect.)
- 2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 3 Tbs raw coconut palm sugar
- 4-5 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
Place your peeled orange in a blender and blend very thoroughly.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve immediately.
The secret to super thick, and creamy shake is blend, blend, and then blend some more. Keep blending, even if you are sure that all the ice bits are gone. Trust me, it makes a big difference!
You may have to adjust the amount of sweetener to your family’s tastes. It is not overwhelmingly sweet, but pleasantly refreshing.The stevia could be omitted altogether, or more/less coconut sugar. This can also be made with raw honey, although it changes the taste of the final result just a bit.
Yields 2 servings
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