Coconut Creamsicle Sodas

Coconut Creamsicle Sodas

Remember the lazy days of summer?

This creamy coconut drink reminds me of the old-fashioned sodas that served as a reward for enduring week-long summer camp in the parking lot of a local church. Let’s hear it halfway for nostalgia.

A simple smoothie mix forms the base of this very refreshing cream soda. I used a pineapple/orange juice concentrate for this batch, but any flavor would be good.  Blended with coconut milk and yogurt, it’s substantial but not heavy or overly sweet.

Be sure to shake the can of coconut milk first – it’ll keep the milk from separating when added to the frozen juice. Greek yogurt works well in this recipe, too. I love the subtle caramel taste of coconut sugar, but any sweetener is fine.

My nod to lazy? Mixing the smoothie ingredients directly in a one gallon plastic bag. Judge away, it’s cool.

Coconut Creamsicle Sodas

15 minutes

8 creamsicle sodas

A coconut and orange smoothie mix forms the base for this old-fashioned soda. Dairy free, vegan, and so delicious on a warm summer day.

Ingredients

Instructions

To make smoothie mix - blend coconut milk, yogurt, frozen juice concentrate, sugar, and vanilla. After blending thoroughly, pour mixture into a 1 gallon ziploc bag and seal shut. Place bag inside an 8x8 pan (in case you didn't seal that bag all the way) and freeze. Give bag a squish every hour to keep ice crystals from forming. Mixture will be soft serve solid in about 3 hours. Serve, store frozen, or refrigerate to use as needed. Makes about 4 cups of smoothie mix.

To make sodas, place 1/2 cup of smoothie mix in a glass. Add club soda to top. Yield: 8 creamsicle sodas

For smoothies, scoop 1/2 cup mixture into a cup. Dilute with an equal amount of milk or juice and stir until combined.

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coconut cream smoothie before adding club soda

Coconut cream soft serve before adding club soda

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Comments

  1. I LOVE creamsicles! And coconut, too. What a treat for summer, I’m going to need to buy some coconut yogurt and make these soon.

  2. I LOVE the look of your cups! And I’ve never made anything with coconut sugar before. Definitely will have to find some soon!

  3. Will definitely look for coconut sugar for this treat! Bring on summer!

  4. mcm バッグ says:

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