Monday, June 20, 2016

Orange Julius Ice Cream!

Oh, how I used to love the Orange Julius at our indoor mall. Maybe I loved it because it was a throwback to my childhood. I adored those orange push up ice cream/sherbet things I'd get from the ice cream truck that plied its way through our neighborhood. The Orange Julius smoothie had that same sweet tang. I used to load my toddler son up in his umbrella stroller and we'd make the rounds at the mall and if all had gone well then the final stop was ORANGE JULIUS! You can imagine I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for a low sugar "ice cream" that might remind someone of an Orange Julius! Had to try it and really glad I did. So, to be honest, it's not really like an Orange Julius but it was a mighty tasty, pretty healthful cold sweet treat. Will definitely be making a second batch!

2 medium oranges, peeled and segmented
1 can unsweetened coconut milk (don't use low fat)
4 T honey or maple syrup
1 t vanilla
chocolate chips

Place orange segments on cookie sheet and freeze

In blender, add half the oranges and the coconut milk and blend well. Add the rest of the oranges, sweetener, and vanilla and blend well. Pour mixture into loaf pan, cover and freeze.

To serve, take out of freezer and let sit to soften a bit then scoop out and garnish with chocolate chips.
Pretty yum!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting. (Chocolate always sounds better though!)