When I was growing up, I had years of orthodontia work. Even major jaw surgery. It was horrible and quite painful; however, I have beautiful teeth now. A bright spot during all this, way my mother’s “medicine”. We called it medicine because it helped ease the pain…really, it was her Orange Julius. I have such fond memories of her making this drink for me every couple weeks. It was our little secret!
Unfortunately, my 7 year old daughter inherited my teeth and jaw issues so we have already begun her orthodontia treatments. Poor thing! Until…..I remembered that secret mommy medicine that my mom used to make. I don’t know what all she put in my drink, so I created my own version. It’s fairly simple really and very forgiving.
I surprised Kaylynn with her glass of “medicine” last week and she was really excited for it…after she realized it wasn’t really medicine after all.
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup orange juice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process on high until smooth. Top with a little whip cream and an orange slice.
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