Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cocktail Confessions: Orange Dreamsicle

Happy Thursday friends! Ok before we get to the super yummy cocktail, we have a little confession to make...

Way back in 2012, we were on vacation at one of our favorite Sandestin resorts, and while the husbands were out playing golf, we were "lounging" poolside (as much lounging as you could do with four kids under five in tow). Being that it was the hottest summer in recent history, and more than a little toasty, we did the only thing we knew to do to hydrate in the situation - we ordered a nice frosty cocktail. 

Ahh...the Dreamsicle. 

Thus, a love affair was born. We didn't really think about what we were ordering at the time, but we learned that the Dreamsicle was definitely a good idea. 

Fast forward to 2014. 
Same resort. Same hot summer. Same husbands are playing golf. But now we are chasing five little ones around the pool deck. 

And you know what we did? 


 And do you know what sport takes a long time to play? Golf. 
Golf takes fooooorrrreeevvver to play. 

And that equals an intimate relationship with the poolside waitress, and a bill full of Dreamsicles. 

Clearly by dinner time it was a great idea. Golf rocks. 

You know what is another great idea - this blog. 

That's right, this blog was born from this frosty inspiration of the Dreamsicle. We were sitting there poolside watching our lovely children play on the stairs and splash happily, when we began talking about the idea of co-creating a blog. As the week went on (and possibly a few more Dreamsicles consumed), the idea stuck and a few weeks later The Magnolia Mamas blog was officially born. 

So thank you Sandestin and your fabulous Florida orange deliciousness. It's been a rocking (almost) two years!

Now that confessions are done, here is the recipe that great ideas are made of. Thank us later. 


  • 6 ounces of orange juice
  • 3/4 cup of vanilla ice cream
  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 1/4 oz of Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz of whipped vodka
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Note: For this I used my favorite non-dairy ice cream, but any vanilla ice cream is good. This coconut milk alternative ice cream was just as delish. 

  • Crush ice cubes up first. 
  • Add in orange juice, ice cream, vodkas, and Triple Sec.
  • Blend until smooth like a frosty. 

  • Pour into glass, top with whipped cream, and serve immediately. 

Hope you enjoyed our confession today. Enjoy responsibly and let us know if you love the Dreamsicle as much as we do!


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  1. Yum! This looks great. Thank you so much for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty

  2. Looks soooo good! But what is 'whipped' vodka?

  3. Hey, Jen! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Orange Dreamsicle Cocktail so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec! Happy weekend!!!

    Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party


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