I went to college in northwest Washington where it seems like there’s a coffee shop on every corner. There was a drive-through coffee stand I went to occasionally on my way to or from school that served an Orange Creamsicle drink that I quickly became addicted to. Of course they don’t give out the recipes for their drinks, but I watched them make it enough times that I learned to recreate it at home.
The weather has finally started warming up around here, and on the first day that really felt like spring I found myself craving one of these Orange Creamsicles. Naturally the next day it started raining and stayed grey and drizzly for the rest of the week, but, rain or shine this drink is still delicious. You could easily turn this into an adult beverage by adding a shot or two of vodka- yum!
Since posting this a few people have gotten in touch with me to say they’re having a hard time finding vanilla syrup. I have had luck finding it a most chain grocery stores, you shouldn’t need to go anywhere fancy. In my experience the flavored syrups are usually in the aisle with the coffee.
- 1½ cups orange juice
- 3 tablespoons half and half
- 3 tablespoons vanilla syrup (I used the brand Torani)
- 1-2 shots vodka (optional)
- Pour orange juice, half and half, and vanilla syrup in a glass and stir to combine. Add vodka if desired.
Inspired by Cool Beans Coffee Stand