Friday, June 08, 2007
--Orange Chocolate Float
Orange Chocolate Float
Hershey’s 1934 Cookbook Copyright 1992
½ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons Hershey’s syrup
1 tablespoon sugar
Orange slice (optional)
In blender container, combine orange juice, syrup and sugar; cover and blend. Pour over ice in glass; top with whipped cream. Garnish with orange slice, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
I've found myself with a surplus of Hershey's syrup and while looking for recipes to use it up, I noticed this one. It didn't make much of a dent in my supply but I had all of the ingredients so I figured I'd try it. I don't consider myself a fan of chocolate mixed with fruit yet when I have the combination I'm often surprised that I really do like it.
Well, this time I found myself surprised that I really didn't like it. I mean, it was okay but I generally don't drink beverages with calories unless they're really worth it (taste-wise or health-wise). The most caloric drink I imbibe regularly is coffee with milk and I've cut myself down to 1/2 - 1 cup per day. Otherwise, I drink water, seltzer water, unsweetened iced tea, unsweetened hot tea and an occasional artifically-sweetened beverage.
It didn't help that I was sharing this with my son and he was hogging all of the whipped cream. He seemed to like it. I think if this had been a creamy drink with ice cream or milk, I would have liked it better. If I had been thinking clearly, I would have blended it with the ice and made it into more of a smoothie. Could I have added milk or would it have curdled from the orange juice?
It's supposed to be 96 degrees today. I want to pick up produce at the auction tonight but I'm not sure now. I found it unbearable to walk around there the past two Fridays and it wasn't nearly as hot. Inside the actual building was like an oven last week. I can't imagine how the people standing by the pizza ovens and cooking over the stoves in there manage not to pass out.
Blast From The Past: Blueberry & Buttermilk Falls Drink from January 2007. Now that was worth the calories.
Question of the Day: What beverages do you drink on a regular basis?