Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Hot Brown Kretschmar Deli

Ingredients 4 bakery croissants 1 (8-oz.) pkg. Kretschmar Smoked Turkey Breast 3 cups prepared alfredo sauce 2 slices Kretschmar Mild cheddar cheese 2 slices Kretschmar Swiss cheese 1 large red tomato, sliced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Place croissants in a 9 x 11 x 2-inch […]

Triple Orange Slush

Ingredients 1 cup chopped fresh peaches 1 cup orange or peach low fat yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice 4 to 6 ice cubes Directions In a blender, blend peaches, yogurt and orange juice together. Add ice cubes, one at a time, blending to form slush. University of California Cooperative Extension

Tropical Sunrise Parfait

Ingredients 2 cups canned pineapple tidbits or chunks in 100 percent fruit juice, drained 1 cup (1/2 pint) raspberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 medium banana, sliced 1/3 cup dates, chopped 1/4 cup whole almonds, toasted and chopped Directions Heat oven to 300°. Put almonds on a nonstick baking sheet. Place […]

Purple Cow

Ingredients 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened 3 tablespoons frozen grape juice concentrate, thawed 1 cup milk Directions Blend and serve.

Banana Smunchies

Ingredients 1 ripe banana 1/3 cup peanut butter 4 graham crackers broken in half Directions In a medium bowl mash banana with a fork. Mix in peanut butter. Put a spoonful of the banana/peanut butter mixture onto half a graham cracker. Cover with another half of graham cracker. Wrap each sandwich in plastic and place […]

New York State Special Milk Punch

Ingredients 1 1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened 3 (46 fluid oz) cans pineapple juice, chilled 1/2 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 quart cold milk Directions In a punch bowl, combine ice cream, pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon juice and milk. Stir until ingredients are blended. A reader from Lisbon, Ohio, submitted […]

Easy Fruit Frosty

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 envelope unsweetened fruit-flavored drink mix (any flavor) 2 cups milk 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened 1 bottle (28 oz) carbonated water, chilled Directions In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and soft drink mix. Add milk; stir to dissolve sugar. Add ice cream; stir gently to mix. Slowly […]

Sunshine Smoothie

Ingredients 2 cups fat-free milk 2 cups low-fat or nonfat lemon yogurt 1/2 cup ice cubes 3 tablespoons sugar-sweetened, powdered lemonade drink mix Lemon wedge or zest (optional) Directions In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and garnish each glass with a lemon wedge or […]

Orange Slush

Ingredients 1 cup water Frozen orange juice concentrate can (6 oz) 3/4 cup (6 oz) vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup cold milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 10 to 12 ice cubes Directions In a blender, combine water, orange juice concentrate, yogurt, sugar, milk and vanilla; cover and process until smooth. While processing, add […]

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

Ingredients 1 cup fat free or lowfat milk 1/2 cup frozen banana slices 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Sweet cocoa powder (optional) Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, […]

Peach-Amaretto Frappe

Ingredients 1 cup fat free or lowfat milk 1 large ripe peach, peeled, pitted and cut into eighths, or 2 canned peach halves, drained 5-6 ice cubes 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until very smooth and foamy, about one minute. Pour […]

Fresh Fruit Pudding Milk Mixer

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups 2% milk 1 package (4 serving size) JELL-O® Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie filling or any flavor 1 medium ripe banana, cut into chunks 1/2 cup strawberries Directions Place all ingredients in blender container; cover. Blend 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately. Recipe provided by the National Dairy Council.

Festive Fruity Flavored Milk

Ingredients 1 cup fat-free skim or 1% low-fat milk 2 tablespoons apricot, blackberry, raspberry or strawberry fruit syrup Directions For each cup of milk, stir in 2 tablespoons fruit syrup. Try experimenting with different brands of fruit syrups until you find one that provides the perfectly pleasing color to your milk. Fruit syrups are available […]

Choco-Nana Milk Mixer

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk 1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O® Brand Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 medium banana peeled, cut into chunks Directions Pour 2 cups milk, pudding mix, peanut butter and banana into container with tight-fitting lid and shake until well blended, or put […]

Iced Coffee with Milk

Ingredients 2 cups low-fat milk* 2 cups freshly brewed coffee, cooled Sugar substitute, to taste Directions Stir together 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of coffee. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight until frozen solid. Pour remaining milk and coffee into 2 tall glasses. Sweeten to taste with sugar substitute and […]

Chilled Banana Latte

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free creme de banana syrup 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free coconut syrup 1 cup fat-free milk 1 shot of espresso Ice cubes Directions Mix syrups and cold milk in 20-ounce chilled stainless steel pitcher. Froth milk with whisk until airy and light. Add a shot of espresso and pour over ice. Serve […]

Caribbean Milk Cooler

Ingredients 2 cups fat-free or low-fat milk 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon coconut extract 2 tablespoons sugar Ice cubes Mint sprigs (optional) Directions In a blender container, combine all ingredients except ice cubes and mint and blend on high speed until frothy. Pour into four tall glasses filled with […]

Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients 1 banana 2 cups (16 oz) fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon coarse sugar (optional) pomegranate seeds (optional) Directions Wrap peeled banana in plastic wrap and freeze 3 hours or until frozen. Unwrap banana, break into chunks and place in a blender with the yogurt and juice. Cover and blend until […]

Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients 3 cups sugar 2 cups water 1 cup lemon peel strips (about 6 lemons) 3 cups lemon juice (about 14 lemons) 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled Directions In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. […]

Purple Cow

Ingredients 1 cup (8 oz) vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons frozen grape juice concentrate, slightly thawed 3/4 cup club soda or mineral water Directions Combine yogurt, milk and juice concentrate in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Fill three tall glasses with ice. Add 1/2 cup grape mixture and 1/4 cup club […]

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