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What is a creamsicle?
Who doesn’t like creamsicles? The creamy vanilla popsicles covered with a juicy, mostly orange, solid sherbet? Those were my favorite popsicles when I grew up in Caracas. In the afternoons, the sound of the ice cream truck was celestial music to my ears, and invariably I always asked for an orange creamsicle.
Mother’s Day is around the corner. To honor those sweet memories of my childhood, when my grandma, my mom, and my aunties took so much care of me, my siblings, and cousins, I’ve created this tropical creamsicle. They are so easy-to-make that even the little ones can put them together to surprise their moms.
The inspiration for today’s delicious “deconstructed” creamsicles, served in glass cups, came after I discovered Sabrosa Raspados at my local Sedano’s. Sedano’s is a family-oriented grocery store and every time I go there, I feel I’m back in my home country, Venezuela. Memories from my childhood come to my mind… and I get creative.
Raspados or snowballs?
When I saw the Sabrosa Raspados, I thought, what if I combine a delicious, ready-to-eat fruity raspado with the creaminess of a delicious Breyers® real vanilla ice cream? In the end, that’s the essence of a creamsicle: a creamy interior covered by a fruit sherbet!
Raspados are delicious snowballs made with shaved ice and served with a fruity sweet syrup. In my childhood, I loved mine topped with sweetened condensed milk.
How to make Hassle-Free Tropical Creamsicles at Home
I couldn’t stop thinking about creamsicles until I got home to prepare these hassle-free tropical creamsicles cups. To make them, run to your local Sedano’s and take advantage of the following savings:
- Save $1.00 When you buy 1 Sabrosa Raspado product
- Save $5 When you buy $15 in Unilever products (Including Breyers®)
Then pick your raspado flavor. In my case, I couldn’t resist the Sabrosa Raspado coconut cream and the piña colada. You will also want to pick the fruit you want to add to your creamsicle cups. I chose fresh pineapple and diced it. I also opted for dry unsweetened shredded coconut for an extra layer of flavor and texture. Then pick the flavor of your ice cream – I chose Breyers®’ natural vanilla. I like Breyers® because they partner with American farmers for high-quality 100% Grade A milk and cream ingredients.
You can also add garnishes to make your creamsicle cups fancier once you have all your ingredients handy. I chose pineapple wedges, more shredded coconut, maraschino cherries, and cocktail umbrellas. After all, this is a treat for Mother’s Day.
Assemble your “deconstructed” tropical creamsicle in layers: pineapples, piña colada raspado, shredded coconut, vanilla ice cream, coconut cream raspado, and continue until your glass is full. Then add more ice cream and garnish with a pineapple wedge, shredded coconut, a maraschino cherry, and a cocktail umbrella.
Tropical Creamsicle Cups Recipe
Tropical Creamsicle Cups
- 1 Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream
- 1 piña colada Sabrosa Raspado cup
- 1 coconut cream Sabrosa Raspado cup
- 1 cup pineapple diced
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 maraschino cherries
- Assemble each cup by adding layers of pineapple pineapples, piña colada raspado, shredded coconut, vanilla ice cream, and coconut cream raspado, and continue until the cups are full.
- Finish with ice cream, and garnish with a pineapple wedge, shredded coconut, a maraschino cherry, and a cocktail umbrella.
Let me know if you make this recipe, and what your favorite combination of flavors was!