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If you think you know Dora…think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet when Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theatres August 9! Get ready for the fun with a bigger than Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by the film.
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Easy Boots Banana Freakshake Recipe
I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold! If you’re like me and watched hundreds of episodes of the cartoon version with your kids, you might be excited for this live-action adventure too. It’s so fun that Dora, Diego and Boots are back! This new film in theaters August 9, will most definitely bring back memories.
To get you in the “swing” of things, I created the ultimate ice cream shake inspired by Dora’s best monkey friend, Boots. This easy Boots Banana Freakshake is filled with banana ice cream, gooey hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!
What is the Dora movie about?
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School.
Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
What is a Freakshake?
A freakshake is basically a mega huge milkshake combining ice cream with candy, then stacking the top of the cup with high calorie desserts such as brownies, candy bars, cotton candy and often entire slices of cake. It’s said the freakshake trend started in Australia, but now basically everywhere! If you can eat the whole thing, you’re a dessert loving rock star! ha!
Freakshake with Dora and the Lost City of Gold Printables
Make the most of summer by making my easy and super delicioso Boots Banana Freakshake! A simple to make banana ice cream, with hot fudge, chocolate drizzled bananas, whipped cream and more! This fun recipe also comes with the free printables you need to create your Dora and the Lost City of Gold milkshake.
This crazy shake will bring out your adventurous side. Not only is it exciting to make, but would be perfect desserts for a Dora themed birthday party. Make a big batch of banana milkshakes, fill small mason jars and let the kids stack the desserts they want on the lid. Better yet, put the slice of cake on top of the glass!
How to make a Boots Banana Freakshake
There are many ways you can make a freakshake. I hope you enjoy some inspiration from this wild banana shake recipe. It will surely get you in the mood for the film in theatres soon.
Step 1: Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
Step 2: Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
Step 3: Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
Step 4: Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
Step 5: Put brownies, rice krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
Step 6: Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
Step 7: Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
Step 8: Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
Step 9: Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD swings into theatres August 9.
Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 bananas
- 1/4 cup hot fudge
- 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies
- 1 brownie
- 1 Rice Krispies treat
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- cherry for garnish
Dora Party Decor
- Dora and the Lost City of Gold printables
- glue dots
- paper straws
- wooden skewers
- Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots the monkey to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
- Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
- Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
- Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
- Put brownies, Rice Krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
- Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
- Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
- Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
- Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!
Greek yogurt confetti rainbow treats with sweet popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.
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Rainbow Yogurt Popsicle Party Treats
I’m excited to share some adorable new Rainbow Confetti Popsicle Party Treats that I made with the new Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or looking for something fun to do with kids this summer, this no-bake recipe is the cutest sweet treat!
Chill out this summer and balance a homemade popsicle lollipop with healthy Greek yogurt topped with rainbow sprinkles. This simple recipe looks adorable on a popsicle party table and since there’s no baking required, it’s also fun for kids to whip up on their own.
Popsicle Lollipop Kit
Popsicles are the cutest, so when I heard that Wilton made a Lollipop Candy-Making Kit that looks like popsicles, we had to try it! This fun kit includes a popsicle-shaped mold, Candy Melts candy, rainbow sprinkles and all the tools you need to melt, mold and decorate.
Lollipop Candy Kit Includes:
- pink, orange and yellow Candy Melts candies
- rainbow jimmies
- 12 lollipop sticks
- three decorating bags
- plastic mold
- project card with step-by-step instructions
Easy Popsicle Lollipops
You really can’t mess these cute lollipops up! The Wilton kit includes enough items to make 12 lollipops. I think ours turned out really cute.
This food craft took us about 30 minutes total. The melted candy dries fast, so popsicles are done quickly. This is a great kit to help bring out the creative side in you!
Greek Yogurt Confetti Treats
There’s nothing more fun than rainbow sprinkles! I used the leftover rainbow jimmies from the kit as a topping for the Greek yogurt. I thought about making ice cream sundaes, but Greek yogurt has such great health benefits and less sugar, so I choose to go the healthier route instead.
What is the difference Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?
Greek yogurt is made by straining out the extra whey in regular yogurt. It makes the yogurt thicker, creamier and tangier. Plain Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt as well.
Just place the popsicle lollipop candy into the yogurt and kids will want to dive into these yogurt bowls!
Wilton Candy and Cupcake Decorating Kits
Besides the DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit, Wilton has several other cute party food kits to choose from!
Gummy Cupcake Decorating Kit Make, color and mold your own gummy candy to use as a cupcake decoration. Kit comes with shaped molds, 24 printed baking cups, 4 oz. of white gummy mix, red and blue food colorings and rainbow jimmies.
Merrmaid Cupcake Decorating Kit Make a splash with the mermaid cupcake decorating kit. This kit includes everything needed to decorate 12 cupcakes, including Candy Melts candy, a mermaid tail-shaped candy mold, 24 printed baking cups, four 12-inch decorating bags, two plastic decorating tips, mixed Sugar Pearls and mini icing decorations.
Cute Critters Decorating Kit Turn friendly, furry faces into edible treats. Start with your favorite baked treat and icing, then follow the recipe card to roll and cut fondant into cute critters. Kit includes black, white and brown fondant, two tin steel cookie cutters and a fondant roller.
Confetti Yogurt Treats
Greek yogurt rainbow confetti treats with popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton Popsicle Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.
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- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 cups plain Greek yogurt
Make popsicle lollipops according to the candy-making kit.
In a large bowl, mix the honey and Greek yogurt together. Add more honey to taste.
Fill dessert cups with the yogurt.
Add sprinkles to the top of yogurt.
Place a popsicle lollipop on top and serve.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Use vanilla yogurt and omit the honey if you prefer a sweeter treat.
A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.
Easy Zombie Cocktail
Craving a tropical drink, but want something different? Then try this delicious Zombie Cocktail recipe. It’s the perfect Tiki drink! Made with mango, orange juice and a variety of rum, this simple drink is perfect for a Luau Party or sipping by the pool.
After creating this popular Tropical Rum Punch recipe, I’m a little obsessed with various rum cocktails. The premise behind Tiki cocktails is that they’re high in booze, but balanced out with fruits and spices so they don’t taste strong. I’m excited that Living Locurto team member Natalie made this for us today! It’s one yummy cocktail recipe, I’ll be making a lot this summer.
What is in a Zombie Cocktail?
The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and several kinds of rum. It was invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood restaurant in 1934. It became popular on the East coast after the 1939 New York World’s Fair. This was a time when Tiki themed bars were the craze, making the Zombie a popular Tiki drink.
How do you make Mango Puree?
One of this Zombie drink’s ingredients is mango puree. You might be wondering where you can find this or how you can make it. You can buy mango puree or syrup at most liquor stores, on Amazon here, or make it yourself with a fresh mango.
For fresh Mango Puree, you’ll need:
- 1 ripe mango, cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoons water
Put the ingredients into a blender and puree. That’s it!
What is Angostura Bitters?
One of the important ingredients in a Tiki drink is Angostura Bitters. Bitters are made from botanicals such as aromatic herbs, bark, roots, and fruit. These ingredients are infused into a flavorless alcohol base to create a potent flavoring.
Rumor has it that the Angostura Bitter’s recipe contains over 40 ingredients, but only a few people know the actual formula.
Angostura Bitters is used in several classic cocktails such as an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Daiquiri and various Tiki drinks.
How Do You Make a Layered Cocktail?
What makes this such a stunning tropical drink is the layers. For this Zombie cocktail, start by filling your glass with ice and pouring the bright red grenadine first. Then mix the rest of the drink ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour over the grenadine.
The colorful layers create a sunset look that makes you feel like you’re on the beach!
EnJoy this fun Tiki Drink Recipe
So grab your friends and shake up a few of these tasty Zombie cocktails this summer!
Zombie Cocktail Tiki Drink
A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.
- 1 ounce dark rum
- 1 ounce light rum
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1 1/2 ounces mango puree
- 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
- 1/4 ounce grenadine
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- orange wedge lime slice and cherry for garnish
- Put all ingredients besides the grenadine into a cocktail shaker.
- Fill with ice then shake.
- Fill large glass with ice and pour the Grenadine into the glass.
- Strain cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass.
- Garnish glass with orange wedge, lime slice and cherry.
- Serve and enjoy!