Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thirsty Thursday!

A short and simple list of liquid, only if the weather would warm up already. I'm sooo sick of wearing this coat.

The Frozen Margarita

2 (6 ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 cups tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec
2 tablespoons sifted confectioners' sugar
Ice cubes
Lime wedges
Coarse salt
Lime wedges, for garnish


Combine half of each of the first 4 ingredients in container of an electric blender. Process 30 seconds. Gradually add enough ice cubes to bring mixture to 3 1/2 cup level; blend until smooth. If you want to freeze for later use, pour mixture into a large freezer container. Repeat procedure with remaining half of ingredients. Cover tightly and freeze up to 1 month.

To serve, If frozen, thaw 20 minutes or until mixture becomes slushy. Rub rims of cocktail glasses with lime wedge. Place salt in saucer; spin rim of each glass in salt. Pour beverage into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately. Yields about 7 cups.

* freeze them in a popsicle tray for an equally awesome treat~!

Strawberry Julius

1 cup strawberries, sliced ( fresh is best )
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 tsp. vanilla


Slice up fresh strawberries until you have enough to fill a one cup measure. Add to a blender or food processor, or if you only have a stick mixer, just put it in a large pyrex jug. Add rest of ingredients. Blend until smooth. You may want to try this a little bit cooler for summer days, omit the water and add a few ice cubes. Also it does tend to separate if you leave it sitting around for a minute, Don't let this put you off, just stir it up a bit, it tastes the same, just tends to be more frothy at the top then.

Mocha Frappe

1 cup strong brewed coffee
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon 2% reduced-fat milk
1 1/4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
3 tablespoons fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 teaspoon chocolate shavings


Stir together coffee, sugar, and 1 tablespoon milk in a small glass measuring cup. Pour into ice cube trays, and freeze at least 2 hours or until firm.

Process coffee ice cubes, 1 1/4 cups milk, and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth. Dollop evenly with whipped topping, and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.

Calories: 133 (17% from fat)
Fat: 2.5g (sat 1.5g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.1g)
Protein: 4.1g
Carbohydrate: 23.7g
Fiber: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Iron: 0.2mg
Sodium: 66mg
Calcium: 131mg

Thirsty? =) Happy Thursday Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. OH boy! Those frozren margaritas might just be my new summer treat!! I've never seen those before!!! YUM!!