Orange Creamsicle “Shooters”

July 31st, 2012 at 7:07 am

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We made these fun “shooters” at one of my recent cooking classes and they were a hit! I didn’t expect anything less. With the tang of the orange zest, the sweetness of the banana, and the creaminess of the coconut milk, they are absolutely mouthwatering.

I love serving rich beverages like this one as a smaller portion. A full glass would be awful tasty, but a little too much of a sugar rush for my tastes. And how can you go wrong with serving something in adorable mini glasses? I got my shot glasses at a local discount store for $4.00. I’ve never used them for alcohol since I don’t drink, but they work great for sweet smoothie shooters!

For all you chocolate lovers, I’m pretty sure you could turn these into chocolate orange shooters with a tablespoon or two of unsweetened cocoa powder blended in with the rest of the gang. I like the refreshing orange flavor and pure vanilla color myself, but I’ve never made a recipe that didn’t leave a little wiggle room for working in some chocolate…

If someone didn’t tell me otherwise, I’d almost bet money that these shooters have cream or yogurt in them. They’re just so smooth! But nope. A little coconut milk and some raw cashews give just enough richness to fool even the pickiest of palates.

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I’m craving smoothies in a major way right now. I frequently post quick smoothie recipes on the Daily Bites Facebook page that I whip up on a whim. Follow along so you don’t miss out on the fruity action!

If you find yourself looking for something sweet after dinner (or lunch…), I hope you’ll try these shooters. (Rumor has it they make a killer pop when frozen in popsicle molds, too.)

Orange Creamsicle “Shooters”
Makes 4-6 shooters

1 medium orange
1 medium frozen banana
¼ cup canned coconut milk (full fat)
2 tablespoons raw cashews

With a rasp grater, grate enough orange zest to measure 1 teaspoon. Peel the orange and place it in a high-speed blender or Vita Mix. Add the orange zest, frozen banana, coconut milk, and cashews. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Serve in small shot glasses.

Note: If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still make this smoothie. Grind the cashews in a spice grinder or small food processor to form a fine meal first. Use the meal in place of the whole cashews.

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  1. I love the idea of putting these in shot glasses — although I could easily see freezing them, too. They look delicious!

  2. Thanks for another great recipe. This looks like a perfect, summery, cold burst of sweet treat.

  3. Yum! I’d love to share one of these babies with you!

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