Friday Freeze Recipe - Orange Sherbet, Orange Juice, Vodka, Rum

Friday Freeze

Friday Freeze Recipe - Orange Sherbet, Orange Juice, Vodka, Rum
Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 1


Friday Freeze
Friday Freeze

Friday Freeze is a refreshing and boozy frozen cocktail that is perfect for kicking off the weekend. This easy-to-make drink is a delicious combination of sherbet, orange juice, vodka, and rum that is sure to cool you down and get the party started.


The origins of the Friday Freeze cocktail are a bit murky, but it is believed to have been created as a fun and festive way to celebrate the end of the workweek. This frozen concoction has become a popular choice for those looking to unwind and relax on a Friday night.


How to prepare

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender on the highest speed.
  2. The consistency of the mixture should be "semi-thick": not so thick that a spoon would stand upright in the mixture, but not as thin as juice.
  3. If the mixture is too thin, add sherbet. If it is too thick, add an equal amount of juice and alcohol.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes.


  • Try using different flavors of sherbet for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
  • Substitute the orange juice with pineapple juice for a tropical flavor.
  • Add a splash of grenadine for a pop of color and sweetness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to blend the ingredients on the highest speed to ensure a smooth and creamy consistency.

- Adjust the thickness of the mixture by adding more sherbet, juice, or alcohol as needed.

- For a stronger cocktail, increase the amount of vodka and rum.

- Serve the Friday Freeze in chilled glasses for an extra refreshing experience.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Friday Freeze in a chilled glass garnished with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint for a festive touch.

Cooking Techniques

Blending the ingredients on the highest speed will ensure a smooth and creamy consistency for the Friday Freeze.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the vodka and rum and increase the amount of orange juice.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the mixture for the Friday Freeze ahead of time and store it in the freezer until ready to serve. Just give it a quick blend before pouring into glasses.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Friday Freeze in fun and colorful glasses to add to the festive vibe of this cocktail.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the Friday Freeze with light appetizers such as fruit skewers or shrimp cocktail for a perfect start to your weekend gathering.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Friday Freeze in the freezer in an airtight container. Allow it to thaw slightly before serving, and give it a quick blend to restore the creamy consistency.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Friday Freeze contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Friday Freeze contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Friday Freeze contains approximately 0 grams of fats.


Each serving of Friday Freeze contains approximately 1 gram of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Friday Freeze is a good source of vitamin C from the orange juice.


This recipe may contain dairy from the sherbet. Please check for any allergens before consuming.


Friday Freeze is a light and refreshing cocktail that is relatively low in calories and fats. It is a fun treat to enjoy in moderation.


Friday Freeze is a fun and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for celebrating the end of the workweek. With its refreshing and boozy flavors, this frozen drink is sure to become a favorite for your Friday night festivities.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe. It was a chilly Friday morning, and I was rummaging through a dusty old cookbook that had been sitting on my kitchen shelf for years. As I turned the yellowed pages, a faded newspaper clipping fell out and fluttered to the floor. Curious, I picked it up and read the headline: "Friday Freeze - The Ultimate Summer Dessert."

Intrigued, I scanned the recipe and my mouth watered at the thought of the delicious concoction. It was a layered dessert made of crushed graham crackers, whipped cream, and a sweet berry compote. The simplicity of the ingredients belied the complexity of the flavors that I knew would burst in my mouth.

I had never heard of this dessert before, but something about it called out to me. The combination of tart berries and creamy whipped cream seemed like the perfect treat for a hot summer day. I knew I had to give it a try.

I gathered the ingredients and set to work in my kitchen, following the steps outlined in the recipe. As I crushed the graham crackers and whipped the cream, I could feel a sense of excitement building within me. This was going to be something special.

The berry compote simmered on the stove, filling the air with the sweet aroma of summer fruits. I carefully assembled the layers in a glass dish, each one adding its own unique texture and flavor to the final creation. Finally, I popped it in the freezer to set, eagerly anticipating the moment when I could finally dig in.

As I waited for the dessert to freeze, I reflected on the journey that had led me to this moment. Over the years, I had collected recipes from various places and people, each one a treasure trove of culinary delights. Whether it was a family heirloom passed down through generations or a chance encounter with a stranger who shared their favorite dish, each recipe had a story to tell.

I thought back to my own grandmother, who had been my first and most influential teacher in the kitchen. She had taught me the importance of patience and precision, of using fresh ingredients and cooking with love. Her recipes were a legacy that I cherished, a link to the past that connected me to my roots.

And now, as I waited for the Friday Freeze to set, I felt a sense of pride and satisfaction in carrying on the tradition of cooking and sharing with others. I knew that this dessert would become a new favorite in my repertoire, a dish that I would make again and again for family and friends.

Finally, the moment arrived. I removed the dish from the freezer and scooped out a generous portion onto a plate. The layers held their shape beautifully, the colors vibrant and inviting. I took a bite, and my taste buds exploded with the sweet-tart flavors of the berries and the creamy richness of the whipped cream. It was everything I had hoped for and more.

As I savored each mouthful, I knew that this recipe would hold a special place in my heart. It was not just a dessert, but a reminder of the joy and creativity that cooking brought into my life. And as I shared it with others, I hoped that they too would find delight in its simple yet sublime flavors.

So here I am, many years later, still making Friday Freeze for my loved ones. Each time I whip up a batch, I am transported back to that chilly Friday morning when I first discovered this recipe. And as I watch my family and friends enjoy every spoonful, I am reminded once again of the power of food to bring us together and create lasting memories.


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