A Southern Grace: sweet dreams(icles) #HowDoYouEmergenC

November 15, 2016

sweet dreams(icles) #HowDoYouEmergenC

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I am not a good patient (or very patient in general, for that matter).


I'm sure my husband could (but wouldn't) attest to that. I get a little bit really whiny and don't want to do anything except complain. Needless to say, I try my very hardest not to get sick.

One thing that helps combat colds is daily intake of vitamin C. While I strive to get the recommended dosage from fresh foods, it helps me rest easy to know that I have a backup on hand at any given time: Emergen-C. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this product, it's a drink mix that's packed with seven B vitamins, antioxidants like zinc and manganese, electrolytes, and more vitamin C than 10 oranges. Talk about immune system support!*


With over 20 flavors, Emergen-C has plenty of delicious varieties from which to choose. Since I was being clever and turning this easy and delicious way to take vitamins into a tasty treat from childhood, I got Super Orange from Walgreens this time around with the intention of making a Dreamsicle (or perhaps you know it as a Creamsicle?) milkshake.


Let's talk about this milkshake! I'm not sure anything could be as delicious as my memory of those ice cream novelties, but this was pretty darn close. Though you might be tempted to skip the sherbet, don't--it adds irreplaceable texture and taste! If you don't like super thick milkshakes, feel free to add a little more milk and orange juice. I, however, prefer mine too thick to suck up through a straw.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Emergen-C is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants†, electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges^.
†Vitamin C, Zinc and Manganese
^Based on using the USDA.gov nutrient database value for a large, raw orange.

Extra Orange Dreamsicle Shake
(printable recipe)
Serves 2
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup orange sherbet, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 package Emergen-C Super Orange
  • 2 orange slices for garnish, optional
Directions:
Dissolve the Emergen-C drink mix in the orange juice.
Add all ingredients to blender and mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour into serving glasses and garnish with orange slices.

18 comments:

Summer said...

The shake looks lovely ♥

Pam said...

Perfect for cold/flu season! It looks so creamy and delicious.

Jaredamy said...

This is a much healthier way to enjoy a dessert in a cup! #client

Marjie said...

My favorite ice cream ever was the dreamsicle! This looks like decadent cold/flu prevention!

Angie Schneider said...

So creamy and good for you!!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I swear by Emergen-C! What a creative way to use it Grace :)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

This has to be the tastiest "be healthy" recipe. Ever.

Toaster Oven Love said...

Creamy dreamsicle flavor and vitamins that's my kind of dessert! I'm with you on thick shakes,if you dont need a spoon it's not the real deal :)

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

Well that would be a great way to make lemonade (or dreamsicles) out of flu season. I must warn you however, that my husband WOULD attest to my lack of patience and occasional whininess, so be glad you are a newlywed!

Gingi Freeman said...

Oh man, my kids would LOVE this!!! Thanks for sharing!! Gonna pin for later! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

lisa is cooking said...

What a fun way to fight a cold! Now, I'm wondering why I've never had and orange shake and want one now, please.

Barbara said...

That is one divine looking shake, Grace. I'd like that with or without a cold!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That actually looks really tasty Grace! We don't get that medicine here but it looks like it would definitely help :)

Food Gal said...

I've downed my share of Emergen-C, especially when traveling. But I never would have thought to incorporate it into a dessert. How fun and clever! Makes taking your medicine so much easier. ;)

Katerina said...

This is such a creamy shake and so perfect for this time of the year!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Grace, what a clever way to drink emergen-c. Sounds delicious!!

Kate @ Framed Cooks said...

I think this could finally convince me to take my Vitamin C! Cheers!

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

This sounds so good, Grace! Great way to get in some extra vitamins too. I'm sure my kids will love this too :)