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Recipes

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Recipes

Orange Creamsicle

1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

1 cup mandarin oranges

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all of the ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. The mixture might be thin. For a thicker consistency, add more ice cream. Pour into popsicle mold. Freeze 4 hours or overnight, or until firm.

– Food.com

Piņa Colada Frozen Pops

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, packed in juice, undrained

1/2 teaspoon imitation coconut extract

Bring water and sugar to boil in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Pour syrup into blender container. Add pineapple and coconut extract. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 4 hours or overnight, or until firm.

– McCormick Kitchens

Raspberry Peach Frozen Pops

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups frozen peach slices

1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract

Bring water and sugar to boil in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Pour syrup into blender container. Add peach slices and raspberry extract. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 4 hours or overnight, or until firm.

– McCormick Kitchens

Easy Blue Raspberry Shaved Ice

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

2 teaspoons raspberry extract

10 drops blue food color

Bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan on medium high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in raspberry extract and food color. Cool to room temperature. Poor into squeeze bottle for easier serving. Pour syrup over shaved ice.

– McCormick Kitchens

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