Friday, July 17, 2015

Tang Creamsicle Ice Cream Float - 52 BBQ and Grilling Secret Extras Dessert Drinks

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You must be 50 years or older to appreciate the slap to the face of nostalgia that this particular drink brings to mind.

Double nostalgia, the combination of Orange and Vanilla Ice Cream brings to mind those delicious Dreamsickle bars from my youth.

But the Citrus drink mix "Tang" makes this doubly nostalgic!

Picture if you will... The year is 1962.  John Kennedy is President, the Beatles are in Germany dreaming of America, Marilyn Monroe dies and Tom Cruise was born...

And John Glenn drank TANG in Outer Space!

I will admit that I, along with millions of other kids drank my TANG along with John Glenn!  It was the Space Program and everything they touched was golden!

I actually made these on one of the hottest days of the year.  I was BBQing and the table was in the shade, but it was still about 90 degrees at dinner time.  SO, who says you can't serve little shooters of Ice Cream as an appetizer.  Cool refreshing and an incredible conversation starter as everyone at the table had their own version of Five Year Old Me pretending to drink Tang with the astronauts.

It was the 60's after all!

OK... Here's what I did...

Tang Creamsicle
Ice Cream Float

  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 TBS Tang Orange Drink Powder (Just Like the Astronauts Drank)
  • 1 Large Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Cooking Directions
  1. Add the Milk and Tang in a Blender (I use a food processor) and Blend away
  2. Pour into a "rocks Glass"
  3. Add a Scoop of Ice Cream and serve quick if in the heat
  4. Serve COLD and ENJOY!
Alternative Recipe...

make a shake...

To make a Tang Creamsickle Shake, Add everything including the ice cream scoop to the blender (Food Processor) and blend away (or Process).

Pick the hottest day of the year and serve as an appetizer at your BBQ...

You will be a minor god to your friends.


This simple recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Simple but Next Level Dishes"!

Kind of an odd title for these posts. But the longer sentence is... Simple recipes that are easy and inexpensive that will take your cooking to the next level... Things like easy pickled items (I always have a jar of Pickled Red Onions for sandwiches in my fridge). Or how about the easiest bread to make in the world... Beer Bread that is tasty on it's own but also makes a wonderful open face pizza style sandwich... With easy to make Tomato Sauce. Or how about Roasting Garlic for a spread on toast points for a unique appetizer. Infusing Oil with Herbs or spices or spicy peppers. Or how about making your own BBQ sauce. Nothing sets you apart as a grill master like setting out a jar of your own specialty BBQ Sauce.

You get the idea. These recipes are very simple, take very little time but will set you apart as a better cook...


And,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!

Plus,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Appetizers Recipes"!!!

From Dips and Salsas to everyone's favorite, Deviled Eggs; Appetizers will set the mood for something special. And make enough different ones and you have a Tapas Meal!

Links include Dips (Take a Look at the WORLD's BEST Guacamole recipe (and world's easiest to make), Salsas, Grilled Bites, Watermelon Art, and of course something with a spectacular presentation and taste... Take a look, something to match any occasion...


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