I interrupt months of blog silence (oops.) to bring you this special announcement.
Not really, just a recipe for creamsicle soft-serve.
I will readily admit that I don’t even really like creamsicles that much, and I never understood the pull of Orange Julius (supposedly they’re still a thing … somewhere), that place at the mall known for its orange-flavored ice cream shakes. Yet, this past weekend I had most of a bag of clementines on my hands (i.e. more than I knew what to do with), and as I’m a
broke resourceful(!) grad student, I used my problem-solving skills ™ to peel them all and freeze the peeled sections in ziploc bags.
And then briefly doubted my sanity, because I don’t really know what one does with frozen oranges. Except make creamsicles. So, make creamsicles I did. Sort of.
creamsicle soft serve (serves 1):
2-3 clementines, frozen (Gotta get that vitamin c.)
1/2 banana, frozen
1/3 c water
1-2 tbsp. almond butter (or any other nut butter. a serving of protein powder would probs be good, too, though. gonna try that next!)
1/2 square baker’s chocolate (optional)
Add all ingredients to blender. Blend. Feast!
This morning I had some creamsicle soft-serve alongside a microwave protein muffin.
And I still have some clementines left in my freezer. So, my question to you, dear reader: got any good recipes using frozen oranges?