Monday, June 12, 2017

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail: Blog With Friends, School's Out

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.

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This month's theme is School's Out.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:


Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. June 2017 theme is School's Out | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #diy


All while growing up, "school's out" meant one thing, freedom. I think Alice Cooper said it best "no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks . . ." Then I grew up, married, had kids and sent them to school. "School's out" suddenly didn't mean freedom any more. It meant the opposite. For 13 years, it's been more like holy crap, school's out, Mama needs a cocktail.

The other thing I associate with school being out is the red, white and blue holidays, Memorial Day and Independence day. So for this month's Blog With Friends I married those two thoughts and made a red, white and blue cocktail. Frozen, for those hot summer months. Perfect for the adults at your Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations.

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail, a Blog With Friends post using the theme: School's Out. This berry flavored cocktail can be a drink or a dessert, serve frozen with a spoon or slushy. Delicious and refreshing. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cocktail

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail
Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail, a Blog With Friends post using the theme: School's Out. This berry flavored cocktail can be a drink or a dessert, serve frozen with a spoon or slushy. Delicious and refreshing. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cocktail


A month ago I published a (very popular, if I do say so myself) recipe for my Frozen Mai Tai. At the time I was writing about the fact that we'd lost electricity. In that heat we found that taking a cocktail and translating it into frozen form was . . . well . . . genius for the summer months. It being berry season, this latest frozen drink was a no-brainer.

Start with just gathering a few ingredients:

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail, a Blog With Friends post using the theme: School's Out. This berry flavored cocktail can be a drink or a dessert, serve frozen with a spoon or slushy. Delicious and refreshing. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cocktail


Blend and then freeze. I kept them in my freezer right in the blender glass jar. 

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail, a Blog With Friends post using the theme: School's Out. This berry flavored cocktail can be a drink or a dessert, serve frozen with a spoon or slushy. Delicious and refreshing. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cocktail


When you're ready to serve you have a few choices. You can scoop into glasses and serve frozen with a spoon. The other option is to stick your jar in the fridge for a short time (or on the counter for an even shorter time) and serve them slushy with a straw. Either way, don't forget to garnish.

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail, a Blog With Friends post using the theme: School's Out. This berry flavored cocktail can be a drink or a dessert, serve frozen with a spoon or slushy. Delicious and refreshing. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cocktail


I like to serve these frozen. As you drink them they defrost to a slush. If you let them get liquid they're still delicious, but you're drinking too slow.

Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail, a Blog With Friends post using the theme: School's Out. This berry flavored cocktail can be a drink or a dessert, serve frozen with a spoon or slushy. Delicious and refreshing. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cocktail




As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!

Portions of this piece cross posted on BA50 as July 4th Signature Cocktail: Frozen Berries and Cream on 6-27-17


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares Make the Most of Summer: For Working Moms
Blog With Friends, monthly multi-blogger projects based on a theme | Make the Most of Summer For Working Moms by Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #blogging


Kia of Think In English shares School's Out: 5 Books ESL Teachers must Take to the Beach and Read.

Blog With Friends, monthly multi-blogger projects based on a theme | 5 Books ESL Teachers Must Read by Kia of Think In English | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #blogging



Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Summer non-screen activities.
Blog With Friends, monthly multi-blogger projects based on a theme | Summer non-screen activities by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #blogging


  Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares the recipe for her Frozen Mocha Coffee.
Blog With Friends, monthly multi-blogger projects based on a theme | Frozen Mocha Coffee recipe by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #blogging


Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments shares Flower Market Card Frenzy.
Blog With Friends, monthly multi-blogger projects based on a theme | Flower Market Card Frenzy by Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #blogging

Tamara of Part-time Working Hockey Mom shares Summer Bucket List.
Blog With Friends, monthly multi-blogger projects based on a theme | Summer Bucket List by Tamara of Part-tme Working Hockey Mom | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com | #blogging


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Frozen Berries and Cream Cocktail
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Ingredients (makes 3 - 4):
24 oz raspberry sherbet
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup raspberry liqueur
1/3 cup white chocolate liqueur
1/4 cup whipped cream vodka

OPT: whipped cream and fresh berries for garnish

Directions:
*Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
*Freeze for 2 hours, up to a few days.
*Move to the counter to allow to start defrosting until it's at the consistency you want. Cocktail can be served frozen with a spoon or semi frozen.
*When ready to serve, garnish with whipped cream and fresh berries. 

30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness there aren't only berries but chocolate liquor in those cocktails!!
    So I guess "you're drinking too slow" won't happen 😂
    I love all the red-white-blue recipes going on this time of year, another great example!

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    1. Thanks, Tamara, they're part cocktail, part dessert. Hope you try them.

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  2. Those look amazing!!! I wish it was summer her in Japan but we still have 7 more weeks of school to go. I guess I will just have to whip one of those up on Friday night.

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  3. My son is in college, so school being out means I get to see him everyday for at least 2 months!!!

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    1. Mine are in college too but unfortunately I've only got one here this summer. Enjoy the time with your son!

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  4. Oh I love this so much. It's already 1,000,000° here in Austin Texas. I'm doing this for the Fourth of July but I'm terrified I may just want to make it on the regular :-)

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  5. Oh this sounds fantastic! Are there some non-alcoholic options? Would chocolate syrup work?

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    1. You can definitely do something without alcohol, give it a try!

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  6. Wow, and I just overbought on strawberries. And, we are in a heatwave. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  7. These look fantastic! And while I generally stick to just "Red and White" being a Canadian, ;) I'm all for this gorgeous "Red, White and Blue" frozen cocktail!

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    1. Yes, two of these colors work for your flag too. Blueberries are optional!

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  8. I'm salivating right now. Thanks for this.

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  9. These look fabulous. My mouth is watering. I have never heard of whipped cream vodka. It would be tough to make a Virgin version. I am so looking forward to school out just because the traffic eases up especially in the mornings.

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    1. Yes, we live in a quiet neighborhood near 3 schools, things sure do calm down on our street when school is out.

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  10. Oh my, If I ever feel comfortable enough to have a drink it will be one of these! :)

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    1. Well I'm not sure I want to be responsible for that . . .

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  11. I like the look of the cocktail, I was one of those weird parents that liked school holidays even the Christmas ones that are 6 weeks long

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    1. Yeah, I went through stages, sometimes they were fun and other times they were torture. Now I wish I could have them back.

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  12. Frozen drinks!! I've done 3 myself the past two weeks. Stress. Heat. Mama needed an adult beverage! Looks good!!

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    1. Yes, this is my second and I'm just loving them.

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  13. Oohhh! Saving these for this summer's adventures! Thanks!

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