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.
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.
- 1 - 13 oz. can coconut milk, shaken
- 2 cups coconut yogurt
- 1 - 12 oz. can frozen juice concentrate, slightly thawed
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Club soda for serving
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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