Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Creamsicle

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Well, summer is almost here and kiddos are getting out of school.  I always find myself thinking about when I was in school during this time. Once a week my parents let me buy my lunch when I was in elementary school and it always seemed like a treat.  When I think back on some of that stuff, I’m not sure why I got so excited by it, but maybe it was because it was something different. Anyway, one thing I remember fondly is those little Dixie cups that had the perfect balance of tart orange sherbet and creamy vanilla ice cream.  What a duo!  So today I’m recreating that in the form of a cocktail. 🙂

Let’s get our creamsicle on!

Start by filling your favorite tall cocktail glass with ice.  I recommend a clear one, so you can enjoy the creamy orange color. Pour half of the orange soda in the glass.  I actually used Fanta Orange Zero (who else is excited Fanta now makes its fruit flavors with less sugar?  I’ll be trying the grape next!).

Now pour in the cream and vanilla vodka and top off with the rest of the orange soda.

Give it a gentle stir and enjoy.  All you’re missing is the wooden spoon that would come with that Dixie cup! 😉

I think this drink has a nice color, so I didn’t add a garnish.  If you really want to garnish it, you could use a candied or fresh orange slice, or piece or orange zest.

What are some of your other favorite treats from childhood?



The Creamsicle
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  • 6 ounces orange soda
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka


  1. Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the cream and vanilla vodka and top off with the rest of the orange soda.
  3. Give it a gentle stir and enjoy.


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