This week’s guest for Real Life, Real Passion is the talented Michelle Zollinger Tams. Michelle was our guest on episode 12 of the Real Life, Real Passion podcast. We talked about her passion for creating and about giving yourself permission to make life an adventure.
Today, she shares five simple ingredients that can be used three different ways. Whether you make popsicles, smoothies, or party punch, these bright flavors are sure to refresh everyone on a hot summer day.
Peach Party Punch
This recipe is very simple and an easy way to serve a lot of people. You will need a punch bowl big enough to hold 30 cups, or use 2 punch bowls.
- 1/2 gallon orange sherbet 8 cups
- 16 oz whole frozen strawberries 3 cups
- 16 oz frozen sliced peaches 3 cups
- 64 oz white grape juice 8 cups
- 2 liters ginger ale 8.5 cups
In a large punch bowl, add the sherbet, grape juice, and ginger ale. Stir until the sherbet is incorporated.
Add the frozen fruit. Serve.
Frozen Peach Smoothie
This variation of the recipe uses the same ingredients but blends them all together for a delicious smoothie. The portion has been reduced to a single serving.
- 1/2 cup orange sherbet
- 1-2 oz frozen strawberries (about 1/4 cup)
- 1-2 oz frozen sliced peaches (about 1/4 cup)
- 4 oz white grape juice 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup ginger ale
In a blender, combine the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Refreshing Summer Popcicles
This version simply takes the smoothie and freezes it in popcicle form so that it is ready an available whenever the need for something ice cold arises.
- 2 cups orange sherbet
- 8 oz frozen strawberries 1 cup
- 8 oz frozen sliced peaches 1 cup
- 2 cups white grape juice
- 2 cups ginger ale
In a blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
I love using recipes like this because they are quick and easy, and because they are versatile. You can mix and match the ingredients with anything you want or have on hand. Instead of peaches you could use mango. Instead of strawberries you could use raspberries… Add in blueberries or bananas. Use this recipe as a starting point and have fun!