Thursday, March 18, 2010

Peeps Ice? I'll Take One!

I'm probably the biggest sucker for different drink creations. I love all the new flavors Starbucks comes up with (ok, except for gingerbread and eggnog, not my favorite), love the variety of drinks at Sonic, flavored Coca Cola, etc. So imagine the squeal I let out when I got an email from the Peeps company advertising the new Peeps flavored Ice at Rita's! I quickly checked out the site for more information and to find out where I would be able to buy one of these interesting sounding concoctions. Unfortunately, there are NO Rita's locations in California, Nevada or Arizona, places where I would be able to check them out before they left the stores. I would love to know how these things taste, I'm imagining probably just like sugar ice but it's the idea of it all! And yes I know it looks like yellow snow but we all know it isn't. Lol.
Someone please try this for me when they come out, I'm desperate!

Another thing I was missing out on this year was my beloved Shamrock Shake from McDonald's! Apparently no locations near me were selling them (do people in California only eat bland, diet-y stuff?) and don't try to ask employees about the shakes, lest they think you're a lunatic. Upon reading several blogs though, it seems that this year's shakes were nothing short of disappointing, lacking the classic minty flavor and including {shudder} whipped cream and a cherry???
So I got out my ingredients (thank you, Restaurant Secrets cookbook!) and made myself a Shamrock Shake that was just as tasty as I remember from when I was little.

Ahh, pure delicious-ness!


Just Scraps N Things said...

OMG - Ritzee you are hilarious! I did see the shamrock shakes, but had already paid. So glad I didn't buy one then. I may have to look for that recipe!
No Rita's in Tacoma, WA so no way that I can try it for you!

Ritzee Rebel said...

Hahah thanks.
And thanks for checking, anyway! I'll give you the recipe for the shamrock shake, it's super easy...

1/4 teaspoon of mint flavoring (NOT peppermint)
2 cups of vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cup of lowfat milk
8 drops of green food coloring

Mix it all up in the blender and voila!

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Now there is a drink from my past! I always love when the Dairy Queen near me has a Thin Mint blizzard special! Oh my!

Ritzee Rebel said...

Oh yum, that sounds so good! Now I need to find a Dairy Queen lol.

Perfect Fit Crochet said...

OMG! You just made my day! I love weird drinks and I love peeps! I really want to try this now! lol