EF Family Cookbook: Homemade Orange Frosty and Orange Soda

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For this month’s treasured family recipe for our Everlasting Footprint Family Cookbook, Contributing Writer Kimberly Knowles shares her family’s recipes for homemade orange frosty and orange soda – perfect to kick off the summer. Celebrate the memories of fun in the sun with these easy, refreshing recipes.

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Summer is here! Time to kick back, relax, and soak up the sun! At least, it’s time to feel as if you are escaping, even if only until the last slurp from the straw of this cool beverage. This refreshing summer drink is sure to transport you on a mini-vacation.

The orange frosty was one of my favorite summer-time treats when I was growing up. To this day, I am taken back to those carefree summer vacation days.  While I do not think I would want to re-live adolescence, I sometimes pine for the two-month stretch of minimal responsibilities. (Who doesn’t?)

That time may be a memory now, but at least I can revisit the past with a sip of an orange frosty.

Homemade Orange Frosty Recipe

Homemade Orange Frosty Recipe(Photo by Babble)

Orange Frosty Ingredients:

  •     12 ice cubes
  •     1/2 can of frozen orange juice
  •     1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  •     1 cup of water (for a thicker texture, use less water)
  •     1 cup of milk
  •     1/2 cup of sugar

Simply put all ingredients into a blender, and blend for one minute or until all of the ice is crushed.

Short on ingredients? Try this orange soda recipe instead.

Homemade Orange Soda Recipe

Orange Soda Ingredients:

  •     Orange juice
  •     Club soda

Simply mix equal parts orange juice and club soda for a fun and fizzy beverage.

The great thing about these easy recipes is that they are completely customizable. If you are not a fan of orange juice, swap it out for your favorite flavor. Try using lemonade, limeade, pineapple, strawberry, or passion fruit. You can also try mixing flavors to make your frosty or soda a little more interesting.

Looking for something with a little more kick? You can also turn either drink into a delightful cocktail by adding a spirited splash of your favorite alcohol.

Make Your Drink Special

For added fun, get creative with fruit garnishes. Simple fruit wedges will add a sophisticated touch.

If you have a little extra time, try making fruit skewers. Slide cut fruit onto a bamboo kabob skewer (or even those little plastic swords), and place the skewer in the glass with your orange frosty or orange soda.

Feeling a little whimsical? Use cookie cutters to punch out shapes in fruit and slide them onto the skewers. Melons, apples, and pears tend to hold their shape the best. Simple shapes typically work better (stars, hearts, flowers, etc.). If the cookie cutter is too detailed, it may be difficult to slide the piece of fruit onto the skewer.

Turn a simple summer drink into fond memories with family and friends as you compete for the best fruit creation.

What are you saying cheers to with your orange frosty? Did you come up with another variation to the recipe or clever garnish? Share your stories with us in the comments below or on Everlasting Footprint!

About Kimberly Knowles

Kimberly Knowles has a BS in Communication and post graduate education in event management, editing, and publishing. She enjoys writing, reading, and scrapbooking, believing that preserving photos and mementos is a great way to share memories. She currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

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