Category: Beverages

Blackberry Soda

You will be surprised how EASY it is to make homemade, fresh blackberry soda, a refreshing summer beverage, using only a few simple ingredients!
You will be surprised how EASY it is to make homemade, fresh blackberry soda, a refreshing summer beverage, using only a few simple ingredients!!
I saw a recipe recently with instructions on “how” to make Blackberry soda using fresh blackberries, club soda, and a small amount of sugar.  Sounded interesting to me, especially since I have been picking wild blackberries in our backyard all summer long.

I figured it would be “fun” to make my own flavored soda using nature’s bounty of fresh berries!

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The recipe is so very simple; the soda is not too sugary (although if you want it sweeter, just add some more or a sugar substitute, to your taste!), and really pops with fresh berry taste!

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How To Make Blackberry Soda

Start off by placing fresh blackberries (you can substitute frozen unsweetened blackberries that have been thawed), granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup of tap water into a blender.

Process this mixture on high speed until completely blended and smooth.  This is what it looked like when done…

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The next step is to place a sieve on top of a large bowl.  Pour the berry mixture (I did this in 2 batches) into the sieve.  Press the blackberries down and through the sieve using the back of a spoon.

The seeds will stay in the sieve, and the thick blackberry sauce will drain into the bowl beneath.  I found it helpful to use a spatula to “scrape” the sauce from the bottom of the sieve into the bowl.

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Once all the blackberry sauce has gone through the sieve, discard the seed remnants left in the sieve.  For each 8 ounce cup, place 3 heaping Tablespoons of blackberry sauce (or more, to suit your taste). Add ice cubes, then fill the rest of the cup with club soda or sparkling soda.

Time To Enjoy Some Blackberry Soda!

Give the soda a good stir, then taste. If you wish the soda to be sweeter, simply add a bit more sugar (or artificial sweetener), and stir to dissolve.  Serve cold; sit back and enjoy this refreshing and unique blackberry soda!

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The amount of sauce this recipes makes is 5-6 servings.  If you have any unused blackberry sauce, it can be stored (in a covered container) in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.  It’s convenient to have the blackberry syrup base handy, for a quick and tasty beverage!

I sure hope you will try this simple method for making a fresh blackberry soda. It tastes really yummy on a HOT day… trust me!

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Blackberry Soda
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
10 mins
 

You will be surprised how EASY it is to make homemade, fresh blackberry soda, a refreshing summer beverage, using only a few simple ingredients!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry soda
Servings: 5 servings
Calories Per Serving: 52 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries (can substitute frozen, unsweetened, and thawed berries)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup tap water
  • Club soda (1 liter bottle)
Instructions
  1. Place fresh blackberries, granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup of tap water into a blender. Process this mixture on high speed until completely blended and smooth.
  2. The next step is to place a sieve on top of a large bowl. Pour the berry mixture (I did this in 2 batches) into sieve. Press blackberries down and through the sieve using the back of a spoon. The seeds will stay in sieve, and thick blackberry sauce will drain into the bowl beneath. I found it helpful to use a spatula to "scrape" the sauce from bottom of sieve into the bowl.
  3. Once all the blackberry sauce has gone through the sieve, discard the seeds IN the sieve. For each 8 ounce cup, place 3 heaping Tablespoons of blackberry sauce (or more, to suit your taste). Add ice cubes, then fill the rest of the cup with club soda or sparkling soda. Give the soda a stir, then taste. If you wish the soda to be sweeter, add a bit more sugar (or artificial sweetener), and stir to dissolve. Serve cold; sit back and enjoy a refreshing blackberry soda! (store unused sauce in covered container in refrigerator for 4-5 days).
Recipe Notes

Fresh berries are best, however frozen berries may be used, if unsweetened and thawed completely.

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Soda
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Super Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

You’re gonna love this super creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, made with frozen bananas and Greek Yogurt. Enjoy this YUMMY drink any time of day!You're gonna love this super creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, made with frozen bananas and Greek Yogurt. Enjoy this YUMMY drink any time of day!
I LOVE the flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so making a breakfast smoothie using those ingredients was a fabulous idea! Yes… it WAS! This Super Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie was absolutely AMAZING!

In our home, we love making smoothies, and love to experiment and try different flavor combos!  This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is extra creamy and thick!

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Who Wants A Nice, CREAMY Smoothie?

It’s creamy, thanks to the addition of a frozen banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter, Greek vanilla yogurt (for protein), and a bit of milk. I’m not kidding… this chocolate peanut butter smoothie is amazing and tastes like a creamy milkshake!

Using a pre-frozen banana eliminates the need to add chunks of ice. Ice can water down the smoothie and if not blended fully, can leave ice chips in the smoothie! The chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe, as written, makes one 12 ounce smoothie or two 6 ounce servings.  

How To Make A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Place a frozen medium banana, milk, Greek vanilla yogurt, peanut butter, and cocoa into a blender. Note: if you use PLAIN Greek yogurt, you might want to sweeten the smoothie up a bit with honey. Blend the ingredients until they become very smooth and thick. Pour the finished smoothie into a tall glass (or 2, if splitting it).

Ingredients for this chocolate peanut butter smoothie go into a blender to mix.

Who Wants A Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie When It’s FREEZING Outside?

ME!  I made this smoothie for breakfast on a morning when it was 36 degrees outside! Yep! To fancy up my smoothie I added a fancy umbrella straw! That way, my brain would think I was in a sunny warm and tropical location. Pretty smart thinking, right?

Mind over matter and no brain-freeze, right? This creamy chocolate peanut butter smoothie would be a great afternoon treat for the kids (divided into small serving sizes, of course)!

I used low-fat milk and light yogurt, so the total calorie count came in fairly low, which is not bad for a breakfast smoothie or snack drink. The recipe can easily be doubled, OR it can be divided into TWO or THREE smaller sized servings.

Creamy chocolate peanut butter smoothie, served with a tropical umbrella straw!

See how thick and creamy that chocolate smoothie is? YUM!

A spoonful of chocolate peanut butter smoothie shows how thick it is!

The chocolate peanut butter smoothie is really nice and thick. It tastes super creamy… and boy, is it GOOD! Hope you will give it a try! I think you will LOVE it!

Want To Check Out Other Smoothie Recipes?

If you enjoy this drink, be sure to check out some of my other smoothie recipes! You can find all of my smoothie recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. They include:

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Super Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
3 mins
 
You're gonna love this super creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, made with frozen bananas and Greek Yogurt. Enjoy this YUMMY drink any time of day!
Category: Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter smoothie
Servings: 2 servings (6 ounces) or 1 large (12 ounces)
Calories Per Serving: 191 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium banana , FROZEN (see note section)
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • ½ cup light Greek vanilla flavored yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 2-3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used 3)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Cover blender and blend for a minute or so, until all ingredients are fully combined and mixture is smooth and thick.
  3. Pour into a 12 ounce glass or two 6 ounce glasses, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I like to peel ripe bananas, cut them in half, and store them in re-sealable bags in my freezer. That way, it's very easy to grab a pre-frozen banana any time I need one for a smoothie!
*If using PLAIN Greek yogurt, you may want to add a bit of honey to help sweeten the smoothie.

Nutrition Facts
Super Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (6 ounce))
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 519mg15%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lime, Cranberry & Raspberry Refresher

Lime Cranberry Raspberry Refresher is a family-friendly, delicious, sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage everyone can enjoy, especially on warm days!
Lime Cranberry Raspberry Refresher is a family-friendly, delicious, sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage everyone can enjoy, especially on warm days!

Looking for a great tasting, bubbly beverage everyone can enjoy during the upcoming holidays?  How about a Lime Cranberry Raspberry Refresher? This non-alcoholic beverage also contains apple juice and sparkling water, and I think you will really like it!

The lime cranberry raspberry refresher recipe is absolutely simple to prepare (ready in 3 minutes!), and makes eight, 1 cup servings.  It is full of cranberry-raspberry juice, apple juice, and lime infused sparkling water, so this drink has plenty of flavor!

I found the recipe in a cookbook I own called “Cooking Light – Fresh Food Superfast”, changed the recipe up just a bit, and REALLY enjoyed it!  The cookbook got it right – a pitcher of this delicious drink certainly IS super fast to prepare!

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Lime Cranberry Raspberry Refresher Is Also Perfect For The Holidays!

If you want to make a festive non-alcoholic beverage that everyone can enjoy (including the kids), consider making this refreshing drink during the holidays.  You can add fresh or frozen raspberries and/or frozen cranberries to each drink, and garnish each glass with a lime wedge, to make it even more festive looking!

Looking For Other Refreshing, Family-Friendly Drinks?

If you enjoy or are searching for other sparkling beverages like this that are non-alcoholic, you might also really enjoy my recipes for Pineapple, Lime and Mint Agua Fresca , Watermelon, Lime and Mint Agua Fresca, or homemade Blackberry Soda.  All are equally delicious!

Showing another agua fresca refreshing drink with pineapple

Any of these cold, refreshing beverages would taste GREAT on a hot day… don’t ya think?

Showing another refreshing beverage with watermelon

Another refreshing beverage using fresh blackberries

Sure hope you enjoy this colorful, bubbly and flavorful lime cranberry raspberry refresher! We sure do. Have a wonderful day, and be sure to check out ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.

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Recipe Adapted from: The cookbook called “Cooking Light – Fresh Food Superfast”, page 150, published 2011, Time Home Entertainment, Inc.

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Lime, Cranberry & Raspberry Refresher
Prep Time
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Total Time
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Lime Cranberry Raspberry Refresher is a family-friendly, delicious, sparkling, non-alcoholic beverage everyone can enjoy, especially on warm days!
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lime cranberry raspberry refresher
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 86 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups lime flavored sparkling water
  • Ice cubes (optional, but recommended)
  • Fresh raspberries or frozen cranberries (optional)
  • Thin lime wedges (as garnish for glass-optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour the cranberry-raspberry juice and apple juice into a large pitcher. Stir in 2 cups sparkling LIME water, until combined.
  2. Serve drink over ice cubes.

  3. (Optional) Add frozen cranberries OR fresh or frozen raspberries to each glass (for decoration).

  4. Garnish glass with a thin lime wedge, if desired.
  5. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you wish to make this up ahead of serving time, mix cranberry/raspberry juice and apple juice in pitcher. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, add cold lime sparkling water to pitcher. Serve over ice, and other garnishes.

Nutrition Facts
Lime, Cranberry & Raspberry Refresher
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (8 oz.))
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 21g23%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pineapple Lime Mint Agua Fresca

Make this cold, refreshing Pineapple Lime Mint Agua Fresca in 5 minutes! It’s a family friendly, fresh fruit beverage with only 75 calories per serving!Make cold, refreshing Pineapple, Lime and Mint Agua Fresca in 5 minutes! It's a family friendly, fresh fruit beverage with only 75 calories per serving!

I recently tried a recipe for Pineapple Lime Mint Agua Fresca that I found in a Cooking Light cookbook I bought a few months back. Guess what? It tasted GREAT!

The recipe took less than 5 minutes to whip up, and before I knew it, was chilling in my refrigerator!  The end result was a cold and delicious, family-friendly pineapple infused agua fresca, with a touch of lime and fresh mint, for added flavor! Here’s how to make it:

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How To Make Pineapple Lime Mint Agua Fresca

Here’s how you make it (enough for 4 one cup servings):  Place fresh chunks of pineapple, cold water, a tiny bit of sugar, and fresh lime juice into a blender.

Fresh pineapple, water, lime juice and sugar are blended until smooth for agua fresca

Blend the ingredients on high for about a minute until fully mixed and smooth.

Pineapple chunks and fresh lime juice are fully blended.

Hold a sieve over the serving pitcher. Strain the liquid through the sieve, directly into the pitcher. I used a spoon to help push the liquid through. Once all liquid has been strained through, discard any solids remaining in the sieve.

Blended pineapple juice is drained through a sieve to remove pulp.

Add chopped fresh mint leaves to the mixture.  Give the mixture a good stir, then cover the pitcher, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve! Serve when it is good and cold!

Fresh chopped mint leaves added to pineapple lime agua fresca.

Ready To Serve!

Pour the cold pineapple lime mint agua fresca over ice into serving glasses.  The recipe makes enough for 4, one cup servings. If desired, garnish each drink with a pineapple wedge and/or a sprig of fresh mint! It’s not necessary to garnish the glasses, of course, but it IS fun and looks cute!

Serve, and enjoy this delicious, fresh, low calorie (75 calories per serving) agua fresca! It’s delicious, and I’m confident you’re gonna really like it!

Pineapple lime mint agua fresca is served cold over ice!

This refreshing pineapple lime mint agua fresca is super easy to make! My husband and I enjoyed it very much, especially since the day I made it our temps hit 90 degrees!  Hope you’ll give it a try!

Have a great day – seek to bring out the very best in everyone you meet. You could be THE ONE who makes someone else’s day a little bit better!

Looking For More BEVERAGE Recipes?

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Recipe Source: The cookbook “Cooking Light Fresh Food Superfast”, Published by Time Home Entertainment, Inc., 2011, page 144

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Pineapple, Lime & Mint Agua Fresca
Prep Time
5 mins
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Total Time
5 mins
 
Make cold, refreshing Pineapple, Lime and Mint Agua Fresca in 5 minutes! It's a family friendly, fresh fruit beverage with only 75 calories per serving!
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: agua fresca
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 75 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple , cut into cubes
  • 2 cups COLD water
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint , chopped
Instructions
  1. Place the pineapple cubes, cold water, sugar, and fresh lime juice into a blender. Blend on high for about a minute, until mixture is fully combined and smooth.
  2. Pour liquid through a sieve (to strain) directly into a pitcher. When done, discard any solids remaining in sieve.
  3. Stir chopped mint into liquid. Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap or a lid. Refrigerate the liquid until it is really cold and you are ready to serve!
  4. To serve, pour beverage over ice cubes, and place a garnish (if desired) of a pineapple wedge and/or a mint sprig on rim of glass.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple, Lime & Mint Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 60.6mg73%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer is a quick and easy, made from scratch recipe for making your own yummy coffee creamer (with the flavor of a great cinnamon roll)!Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer is a quick and easy, made from scratch recipe for making your own yummy coffee creamer (with the flavor of a great cinnamon roll)!

Have you ever made homemade coffee creamer? I make creamers occasionally (mostly when I want to try a new flavor). I recently made a delicious Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer. Yum! It was the perfect addition to make my beloved coffee NOT taste like coffee!

I found this particular recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try as I am a HUGE fan of cinnamon rolls. And coffee. Seriously… how could you go wrong mixing the two tastes together… in an easy to prepare coffee creamer?

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How To Make Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer

Combine milk and half and half in a saucepan. Whisk in the brown sugar. Heat this up a little bit on LOW heat, but DO NOT BOIL.  Remove from heat.

Milk and half and half are heated to make coffee creamer.

Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract to the slightly heated milk mixture. Whisk to combine. The cinnamon will incorporate itself better into the creamer when the milk is warm.

Cinnamon and vanilla are added to milk mixture for creamer..

Once mixture has cooled slightly, you can add this cinnamon roll coffee creamer to your cup of coffee or store in refrigerator until ready to use.

How Much Creamer Does This Recipe Make?

This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of creamer, which fills a standard size creamer bottle up about half way. If you want to make more, simply double the recipe… easy!

How Do I Store Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer?

To store, simply pour the mixture into a covered container.  I like using empty, clean creamer bottles when I make homemade coffee creamer. Using a funnel really helps get it into the container! If you peel off the old labels from used creamer bottles, you can see your beautiful homemade cinnamon roll coffee creamer inside!

Pouring the creamer through a funnel into bottle.

Cinnamon roll coffee creamer can be stored in refrigerator for 5-6 days once prepared. Be sure to give the bottle a good shake to re-mix ingredients before each use.

Cinnamon roll coffee creamer in a plastic bottle.

Why I Use Half and Half For This Recipe

The original recipe called for heavy cream, and I tried it that way the first time I made this. The next time I ended up replacing the heavy cream with half and half. I did that because the whipping cream thickened over time from shaking the bottle each time before adding it to my coffee. It simply got way too thick over the course of a few days.

Guess what? This cinnamon roll coffee creamer tastes great when made with half and half! Problem solved! That’s how I’ve made it ever since!

Cup of coffee with cinnamon roll coffee creamer

Hope you’ll give it a try! Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy this cinnamon roll coffee creamer that you made all by yourself! If you enjoy this creamer, be sure to check out my recipe for Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer. You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.

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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
9 mins
 
Quick and easy recipe for making you own coffee creamer with the flavor of a great cinnamon roll!
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll coffee creamer
Servings: 32 (2 cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 21 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use pure vanilla extract for the best taste!)
  • 4 Tablespoons packed brown sugar (light or dark-I used dark)
Instructions
  1. Pour the milk and half and half into a medium sized pan; add the brown sugar. Whisk to combine ingredients. Warm up the milk mixture on low, but do NOT let it come to a boil. When milk mixture is heated through, but NOT boiling, remove pan from heat.
  2. Add cinnamon and vanilla extract; whisk these into the milk mixture until fully integrated. Let creamer cool to room temperature, then pour into a large bottle or jar (I used an old, clean and empty "store bought" creamer container). Make sure the container you select has a lid.
  3. Cover the bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  4. Before using, give the bottle a little shake each time to redistribute the ingredients. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*You MAY substitute heavy whipped cream for the Half and Half for a "creamier" creamer. I also tried it that way first, but found I didn't like the way the cream eventually "firmed or clumped up" after being shaken each time before using.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 21 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 19mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Orange Julius (copycat)

You’ll enjoy this Orange Julius copycat recipe for the famous cold, creamy, frothy orange drink! EASY and quick to make smoothie, with only a few ingredients!You'll enjoy this Orange Julius copycat recipe for the famous cold, creamy, frothy orange drink! EASY and quick to make smoothie, with only a few ingredients!

When I was growing up, a treat my parents would buy for us occasionally was an Orange Julius, at the local mall. Did you ever have these cold drinks while growing up?

I loved this ice cold, thick, frothy orange drink… it was a great “smoothie” way back before smoothies became the rage! This Orange Julius (copycat) version I found online comes pretty close in taste to the original, and makes 4 generous servings!

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The History Behind Orange Julius

I discovered from searching it’s history that the original Orange Julius drink was created by a small business owner named Julius Freed in 1926. He opened an orange juice stand in Los Angeles, California.

A friend of his (who happened to be a chemist) suggested a way to make the orange juice more frothy and thick, and once Mr. Freed began making drinks that way, sales at his little “juice bar” skyrocketed. The rest is history!

What Exactly IS An Orange Julius Made With?

This recipe uses orange juice and low-fat milk as the base for this creamy beverage, so it is low in calories.  The orange juice and milk are easily mixed with a few other simple ingredients (including ice) in a blender for an easy and quick, frothy and refreshing cold beverage.

Oranges are used to make this copycat orange julius smoothie.

There are many copycat versions online for Orange Julius drinks. Apparently the original recipe for the powdered thickening compound is still a secret to this day. Many published recipes use egg products (raw, pasteurized or egg substitute) to make this drink. This particular recipe for an orange julius uses no egg products at all, but is delicious, just the same!

Other Smoothie Recipes

If you enjoy cold smoothies like this orange julius, you might also want to check out my other smoothie recipes! All of my recipes can be found in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.

A few favorites (all pictured below) are:

I love smoothies ANY TIME of the year, but especially during the long HOT summer months!  I hope you will give this Orange Julius recipe (or any of the others mentioned) a try! I think you will LOVE it!

Collage of 6 fruit smoothies for Orange Julius (copycat) recipe post

The recipe (as written) makes approximately 4, eight ounce Orange Julius servings. This drink is perfect for a breakfast or anytime “treat” for you and your family or friends! Hope you enjoy this cold, citrus flavored smoothie. It’s so easy to make, and tastes so delicious!

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Recipe Source: http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2010/06/copycat-orange-julius.html

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Orange Julius (copycat)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
5 mins
 
You'll enjoy this Orange Julius copycat recipe for the famous cold, creamy, frothy orange drink! EASY and quick to make smoothie, with only a few simple ingredients!
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange julius
Servings: 4 servings (8 ounces each)
Calories Per Serving: 161 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups orange juice fresh squeezed (or commercial)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until all ingredients are fully incorporated and mixture is smooth, thick and frothy!
  2. Pour yourself a glass, garnish with a thin orange slice, if desired... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Orange Julius (copycat)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 161
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 62mg75%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Spiced Tea Mix

Spiced Tea Mix is perfect for gift giving during the holidays or for just sipping a cup of this orange-cinnamon-clove spiced tea by the Christmas tree!Spiced Tea Mix is perfect for gift giving during the holidays or just sipping a cup of this orange-cinnamon-clove spiced tea by the Christmas tree!
One of the Christmas memories I hold dear is the Spiced Tea Mix my Mom makes to give to friends and family! It’s so easy to make! Sitting in front of our Christmas tree, enjoying the lights and ornaments, while sipping a mug of this hot, fragrant orange-cinnamon-clove spiced tea is something I always enjoy!

Christmas decorations are the perfect setting for sipping spiced tea mix by the firelight..

This recipe makes approximately 36 ounces of spiced tea mix. I filled 3 pint sized jars… 1 jar to keep, and 2 jars to give away as gifts. I’ve heard it called “Russian Tea” before, but have NO CLUE why. Maybe people are “rushin” to drink it? (Get it? My complete fail at a joke). My apologies. Whatever you call this tea, just make it. It’s delicious!

Ingredients Used To Make Spiced Tea Mix

Here are the ingredients for the spice tea mix shown in a large bowl before being combined. They include Tang orange powdered drink mix, lemonade, instant tea, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.

Dry ingredients for spiced tea mix placed in large white bowl.

Shown in the photo below are the ingredients for the spiced tea mix after they have been mixed together.

Spiced Tea Mix in white bowl, after combining ingredients.

This next photo shows what the spiced tea mix looks like, once poured into jars. It looks pretty cool. The different layers of spices give each jar a unique look!

Spiced Tea Mix is placed in mason jars, for gift giving.

Spiced Tea Mix Is A Great Gift For Family And Friends

I enjoy giving his simple “homemade with love” Spiced Tea Mix as a gift to friends or family members. Place a simple bow on top, attach a cute gift card, and you will have a special homemade food gift for those you love!

Spiced Tea Mix in jars make a lovely gift for friends during the holidays!

Enjoy A Mug Of Hot Spiced Tea

When ready to enjoy a hot mug of this delicious spiced tea, stir 2 Tablespoons of the spiced tea mix into a mug of boiling water, stir until the sugar has dissolved and take a big sip! It’s perfect, and is filled with great flavor!

The mug in this photo (below) belonged to my mother-in-law and is special to me. She passed away and went to her heavenly home a few years ago. She is missed during the holidays, but she is thought of often, especially when I enjoy a hot delicious drink out of her old coffee mug.

A delicious beverage made with spiced tea mix, in a white mug.
I really wish you could smell AND taste this delicious drink. It’s so warm with spices, and full of citrus flavor! Hope you will consider making up a batch of spiced tea mix for your family and other loved ones this holiday season!

Looking for More HOT BEVERAGE Recipes?

You can find ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have some really good hot beverages you might enjoy, including:

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Recipe Source: My Mom (years and years and years ago)

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Spiced Tea Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
5 mins
 
Spiced Tea Mix is perfect for gift giving during the holidays or just sipping a cup of this orange-cinnamon-clove spiced tea by the Christmas tree!
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spiced tea mix
Servings: 62 servings (2 Tablespoons per)
Calories Per Serving: 60 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 27 ounces Tang Instant Orange Drink Powder
  • 3 oz. Powdered Lemonade Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant tea granules
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Instructions
To Make The Mix:
  1. Stir all ingredients together in large bowl until completely mixed.
  2. Store spiced tea mix in covered, airtight container.

To Make Tea:
  1. Place 2 rounded Tablespoons mix into a mug of boiling water. Stir well. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Tea Mix
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Rise n’ Shine Juice

Rise n’ Shine Juice is a delicious citrus beverage flavored with red grapefruit, mandarins, oranges, lemons, apples, carrots, ginger, and a frozen banana!Rise n' Shine Juice is a delicious citrus beverage flavored with red grapefruit, mandarins, oranges, lemons, apples, carrots, ginger, and a frozen banana!

The other day I wanted a healthy, filling, and BIG blended juice for my breakfast. I ended up juicing a ruby red grapefruit, mandarin oranges, valencia oranges, half a lemon, and then… if that wasn’t enough, I added apples, carrots, fresh ginger, half a frozen banana, and a handful of crushed ice into the mix. I called it “Rise n’ Shine Juice”! YUM!

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Making Rise n’ Shine Juice In A Food Processor

After juicing the citrus fruits, I strained out the pulp, then added the juice, along with sliced raw carrots, a small knob of fresh ginger, 2 sliced apples, and half a frozen banana into my food processor. (FYI) * I have not made this juice using a blender, but if you want to try it, you will definitely need to grate the carrots and apples, not slice them, to give them a better chance of being fully blended*.

See all the pulp? That’s a lot of citrus pulp strained out of the juice… Now all that is left to do is “pulverize” all the ingredients into a thick, cold citrus juice drink!

After juicing the citrus, strain and discard the pulp.

Time For A Cold Citrus Juice!

I blended all the ingredients up in the food processor, then added a small handful of ice to get it really cold, and mixed that in, as well. The beauty of it is that it actually tasted good, after completely pulverizing it!

The result was a delicious, slightly thicker than normal juice (thanks to the apple and carrots).  I liked it, certainly got my fruit requirement for the day in, it filled me up, and I froze the leftovers (recipe makes enough for 2!) for another day!

Cold leftover Rise n' Shine Juice is delicious, even the next day!

I really hope you enjoy this great tasting rise n’ shine juice!  If you enjoy cold breakfast smoothies or juice drinks, you might also enjoy my recipes for Triple Berry Banana Smoothies, Strawberry Smoothies , or a copycat version of an Orange Julius.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon. Remember that you can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a great day.

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Rise n' Shine Juice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
15 mins
 

Rise n' Shine Juice is a delicious citrus beverage flavored with red grapefruit, mandarins, oranges, lemons, apples, carrots, ginger, and a frozen banana!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rise n' shine juice
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Ruby red grapefruit
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 2 small apples , peeled, seeded, cored, and sliced
  • 7 baby carrots , sliced
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger , minced
  • handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Juice the grapefruit, oranges, and mandarin oranges. Pour juice through a strainer to remove pulp. Pour juice into food processor (or heavy duty blender).
  2. Add apple slices, sliced carrots, frozen banana and ginger to processor. Process for several minutes until almost all of the apples and carrots have broken down.
  3. Add a handful of crushed ice to the processor. Process again, until ice is fully incorporated into liquid.
  4. Pour into serving glasses. Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.  Enjoy your fruit fix for the day!

Recipe Notes

If you are going to use a blender, be sure to GRATE the carrots and apple (instead of cutting and slicing them) before adding them to ensure they blend easier!

Nutrition Facts
Rise n' Shine Juice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 1051mg30%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 60g67%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7380IU148%
Vitamin C 178.3mg216%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Peach Crumble Smoothie

Craving a fruit smoothie? How about a peach crumble smoothie, with cinnamon, oats (fiber), vanilla yogurt and honey? Tastes great and is very filling!Craving a fruit smoothie? How about a peach crumble smoothie, with cinnamon, oats (fiber), vanilla yogurt and honey? Tastes great and is very filling!
It was a dark, cold, and stormy morning…and believe it or not… I wanted an ice cold fruit smoothie for breakfast! Not just any old smoothie, I wanted a Peach Crumble Smoothie!

I love making smoothies, especially during the hot summer months, but found a recipe from Samantha at Five Heart Home on Pinterest at the beginning of January that caught my attention. It had finely ground up oats in it, so I knew that it would not only taste good, but would be very filling.

I think the fact that I also love Peach Cobblers, Peach Crisps, Peach Pies and Peach Ice Cream played a huge part in trying this smoothie! That fact alone pushed all my “Now I’m Curious” buttons.

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Use Frozen Peaches To Make The Peach Crumble Smoothie

We happened to have a huge bag of sliced peaches left in my freezer from my picking adventure last summer at a U-Pick farm, so I grabbed the ingredients and made myself a smoothie for breakfast! Guess what? It was GOOD. It was THICK. It was FILLING!

All you need to do is place the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend away. The result is a cold, thick peach crumble smoothie that will help fill you up, because of the oats.

Ingredients for the smoothie go into a blender to mix together.Frozen peaches are used to make the peach crumble smoothie.

The recipe made 2 smoothies, so I froze half.  The next day I thawed it for another peach crumble smoothie! It’s important to use frozen peaches, which eliminates the need for ice. I used some of the peaches I had preserved in the freezer from my last picking!

Fresh peaches picked in the middle of summer!

I sure hope you’ll give this recipe a try. It kind of tastes like you’re drinking a piece of peach cobbler, AND I’m pretty sure it will keep your tummy full until lunch time.  Whoa!

Have a great day, and remember to be kind to those who cross your path today. It’s takes so little effort, but can make ALL the difference in that person’s day!

Looking For More SMOOTHIE Recipes?

You can find all of my smoothie recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few favorites include:

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Peach Crumble Smoothie
Prep Time
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Total Time
5 mins
 

Craving a fruit smoothie? How about a peach crumble smoothie, with cinnamon, oats (fiber), vanilla yogurt and honey? Tastes great and is very filling!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach crumble smoothie
Servings: 2 servings
Calories Per Serving: 313 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Additional milk , if needed, to thin out the smoothie
Instructions
  1. Place the oats into a blender. Blend/grind the oats until they become a fine powder.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend until mixture becomes smooth. If necessary, add additional milk, to thin the smoothie out to your liking (it's pretty thick).
  3. Pour into 2 large glasses and serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Peach Crumble Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 715mg20%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 306mg31%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Amaretto

Make homemade amaretto, a sweet Italian almond flavored liqueur, inexpensively at home! It’s easy, and can be used for cocktails or in other recipes.Make homemade amaretto, a sweet Italian almond flavored liqueur inexpensively at home! It's easy, and can be used for cocktails or in other recipes.
I recently whipped up some homemade Amaretto. It was so easy to make, it only took a few minutes. I wanted to have it on hand, to use in a few recipes, but didn’t want to go to the store to buy an entire bottle just for a small amount needed.

Really… why pay some serious bucks for an entire bottle, when all you need might be 1/4 cup for a recipe? So I decided to make my own! If you are familiar with Amaretto, you know that it is a sweet, almond-flavored Italian liqueur.

A lot of people use it in cocktails, but it can also be used in numerous recipes.  I adapted a recipe I’ve had for years, and ended up making a small bottle of amaretto (approx. 13-14 ounces) that will be more than enough for several recipes, plus a few more.

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Is Homemade Amaretto Easy To Make?

Homemade Amaretto is totally easy to make.  You do need to have a bottle of cheap vodka in order to make this amaretto (you need 1 cup). I happened to have a bottle stuck away because I make my own vanilla extract, and use that as the base (but that’s a completely different recipe, right?)

So How Do You Make Homemade Amaretto?

Making the amaretto is very easy! Water, granulated sugar and brown sugar are cooked in a saucepan, on medium heat, until the sugars are dissolved. Bring this mixture to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat. Let it cool completely.

Water, sugar and brown sugar are cooked until sugar dissolves.

Add Extracts

After the homemade amaretto has cooled completely, add the vodka, pure almond extract and vanilla extract, and stir to combine.

Vodka, almond and vanilla extracts are added to the homemade amaretto mixture in pan.

Have a clean jar ready for the homemade amaretto. Use a funnel to pour cooled amaretto liqueur into the bottle.

The homemade amaretto is transferred into a bottle by using a funnel.

Into the bottle goes the homemade amaretto. It sure smells good! In fact, even a year or two later, I occasionally open the bottle just to smell this liqueur… it smells heavenly!

Pouring the homemade amaretto into a funnel, then into the bottle.

Put a label on the bottle, add a cork or screw top to seal it, and store your homemade amaretto in a cool, dark place.

Homemade Amaretto is ready to store in cool, dark place.

If you are interested in making this recipe, you will discover you can make your own homemade amaretto for a fraction of the cost of buying it at a store. Hope you will consider giving this recipe a try.

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. Have a great day!

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Homemade Amaretto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Make homemade amaretto, a sweet Italian almond flavored liqueur inexpensively at home! It's easy, and can be used for cocktails or in other recipes.

Category: Liqueur
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: amaretto
Servings: 14 ounces ( 1 oz. per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 85 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar + 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 Tablespoon almond extract (extract with no added oils)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium pan, add the water, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Mix to combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugars.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil; if all the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat. Set aside and let the hot syrup cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. To the cooled mixture, add the vodka, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Mix well, to combine.
  4. Pour amaretto into a clean bottle using a funnel. Place cork or a top on the bottle to seal it. Store in pantry or cool, dark place.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Amaretto
Amount Per Serving (1 ounce)
Calories 85
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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