Friday, April 03, 2009

Dream Sipple

OK, I fooled you with mashed potato ice cream the other day, but this is the real thing.
A week or so ago, there was a story in the NYT food section about a couple of writers taking a challenge to put on a dinner for six (or was it eight?) for $50. I wasn't terribly interested in any of their solutions, except for this brilliant dessert.
Simplicity itself, it consists of three ingredients, no mixing, just plunk and eat. Do offer a straw with the spoon.
First, drop a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass. Come on, good vanilla ice cream. Mine wasn't homemade, but it was made less than a mile from my home with local cream.
Next, pour half a cup of tangerine juice over the ice cream. I was able to substitute orange juice, because the juice from my backyard oranges is mild and tender and honeyed. You don't want that piercing Sunkist taste.
Finally spritz sparkling water on top of it all. As much as you like, but don't be too generous.
I stirred and sipped; Cranky used his spoon and gobbled.
Either way, you are getting liquid Creamsicle.
(YES, we still have Thin Mints!)


Greg said...

Orange Julius eat your heart out!

Pelin Demireli said...

keep on bloging...

dancingmorganmouse said...

Yummy, we call that a Spider!

Zoomie said...

Looks great - you could offer root bear floats, too, as an alternative. Old fashioned but everyone loves 'em.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I loved Orange Julius when I was a mall rat. Guess I could whip in a beaten egg, and voila!

Pelin: You too! Keep on blogging. :-)

Mouse: A Spider? That is cool in a Lemony Snicket sort of way.

Zoomie: Hah, remember root beer floats? Thanks.

Anna Haight said...

Oh, I have to try this, looks like something Dad would rave about.

Mrs. Mandy said...

Ohh, hungry and thirsty now. Great blog! I will be following...

cookiecrumb said...

Anna: It will take him back to childhood, I'll bet.

Mrs. Mandy: Welcome! I hope you'll try this. Come back, y'hear?

Zoomie said...

And where did you get the matching straw - you two are becoming serious food stylists!

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: It's Cranky. He's a very pesky art director whenever I'm shooting for the blog.
The straws are from IKEA, before everyone got all anti-plastic. :-(

Zoomie said...

Tell Cranky that I approve of the soft oranges with the dark chocolate accent. Very cool, even if plastic is uncool right now.

natalia said...

oh backyard oranges!
how i miss them.
damn that citrus canker..

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