First, you gotta meet my new baby. For Mother's Day I gave myself the Designer 725 blender from Blendtec. I'm a huge fan of Blendtec!
We received one of their blenders as a gift when we got married 16 YEARS AGO and it is still going strong! We've used it like crazy, as you may have seen in some of my recipes on this blog like Fresh Strawberry Syrup, Homemade Egg Nog, Basic Smoothies, Strawberry-Orange Syrup and it never quits after 16 years of good use!
I decided to get a new one because our old one is attached to a mixer (which is still going strong too!) but we wanted a blender to stay on the counter without having an attachment. I love the digital interface. I love the strength of the motor and the durability. And I love all that you can make with this Blendtec BLENDER--like these amazing Lime Rickey Freezes.
So here's how to make a Lime Rickey Freeze!
1 cup of grape juice (you can use frozen concentrate, but we like the strong grape flavor of bottled juice)
1 lime, (about 1 TB of lime juice) more or less to taste
3-4 cups of vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt)
3/4 cup of lemon-lime soda
1-2 cups of ice
Layer all ingredients in the blender. Put your liquids in first, then your solids (like ice cream), and finally your ice last. Squeeze the lime juice directly into the mixture. Fresh lime juice is DA BOMB on this recipe, but you can use the bottled stuff too. Add the lime juice to taste. You may want more or less lime flavor.
You can omit the soda and add more juice or ice or even water if you want. We like the soda taste though because it adds a little tingle to you mouth as you slurp the Lime Rickey Freeze.
Then blend it all up! My Designer 725 Blender has automatic setting for blends. If yours does not, then simply blend on medium-low (speed 3 or 4) for about 60 seconds.
This summer drink is a great family-friendly treat. And now relax with your Lime Rickey Freeze and enjoy those first hot days of summer with your kidlets!
Have a meaningful summer!!
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