There are two kinds of people in this world: those that want rich, chocolate flavors in their summer ice cream, and those that love fruity flavors.
I'm a fruit kind of girl. Not only do I love sherbets and sorbets when it's hot outside, but I love incorporating these treats into recipes for entertaining!
This recipe for Orange Pineapple Dreamsicle Punch is so great for a summer shower or cookout. It's rich enough to be a dessert, but is totally fruity and refreshing.
Orange Pineapple Dreamsicle Punch
1 liter cream soda
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate, slightly thawed
2 cups orange juice (I love this with pulp, but it would work just as well without.)
10oz canned crushed pineapple (with juice)
1 (4-ct.) pack Starburst Orange Sorbet Bars
3 large scoops vanilla ice cream
In a large punch bowl, combine cream soda, orange juice concentrate, and orange juice until frozen pieces of concentrate are well-incorporated into the mix. Stir in crushed pineapple.
Chill mixture for at least an hour. Just before serving, remove sticks from Starburst Orange Sorbet Bars and place bars (along with ice cream) in the mixture. These will keep your mixture cold (the sorbet bars are perfectly sized for this recipe) and give it a great flavor as they melt...the mixture is wonderful when first served, but even better once the sorbet bars and ice cream mix in!
You can find 4-pack Starburst Orange and Strawberry Sorbet bars at Walmart and select grocery stores nationwide. Not only are these so versatile in summer desserts and refreshments, but they would be a great treat for a hot summer afternoon! Get the great taste of a strawberry or orange fruit chew at under 90 calories per bar.