National Creamsicle Day

Today is National Creamsicle Day. (Don’t you just love random “holidays” such as these? I do!) In honor of today’s “holiday” and the memory of my grandparents, who always gave me creamsicles, the editors of the site My Book Addictions and More allowed me to post a blog. Please feel free to stop by My Book Addictions and More (click here) and read my guest post. In addition, there is a chance to win a copy of Oh Brother!: A Nico and Tugger Tale with the guest post.

In addition to the blog, I thought I would add a little here by giving you two creamsicle-ish recipes.

The first is for Creamsicle Pie. I have been making this for years, and it’s always requested to bring to parties, especially in the summer.

Creamsicle Pie
Ingredients
• 3 oz box of regular orange Jello
• 2/3 cup of boiling water
• 1 pint of vanilla ice cream
• 4 oz of Cool Whip
• 1 graham cracker pie crust
Directions
• Dissolve Jello with boiling water.
• Blend in the vanilla ice cream until smooth. (I do it by hand, just with a wooden spoon.)
• Blend in the Cool Whip until smooth. (Again, I do this by hand with a wooden spoon.)
• Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
• Pour in pie crust and cover with lid.
• Freeze for 3 to 4 hours.
• Enjoy!

I could eat this pie every day!

If you are looking for something that is a little bit more “adult”, you might want to try this recipe for a Creamsicle Martini.

Creamsicle Martini
Ingredients
• 1 fluid oz vodka
• 1 fluid oz triple sec
• 1 fluid oz orange juice
• 1 fluid oz fat-free half-and-half
• 1 slice of orange
Directions
• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
• Pour in the vodka, triple sec, orange juice, and half-and-half.
• Shake until frosty, about 15 seconds.
• Strain into a martini glass.
• Garnish with an orange slice.
• Enjoy responsibly!

I haven’t tried this recipe, but I believe I may have had something similar. If it’s anything like what I had before, it’s delicious and dangerous. It tastes so good you will want to keep drinking.

Do you have any creamsicle-type recipes you would like to share?

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