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Getting braces can make it difficult to eat for a few days. Fortunately, Braces Braces Braces has the answer – in the form of these braces-friendly recipes for kids! Here are some sweet treats that will ease the discomfort of your new orthodontic treatment and help you relax.

Banana Blast

Serves 2

  • 1 banana
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups crushed ice

In a blender combine banana, nutmeg, vanilla, milk and crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Orange Sherbet

Serves 6

  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 5-ounce can very cold evaporated milk

In a bowl, combine juice and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in milk, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Pour into a shallow dish and freeze until firm. Break sherbet into chunks and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip evaporated milk until stiff. Fold into frozen mixture. Return to shallow dish and freeze again until firm. Serve.

Five Ingredient Ice Cream

Serves 12

  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened, condensed milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream

In a medium bowl, stir together cold milk, vanilla, condensed milk and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Flod milk mixture into whipped cream. Pour into shallow 2-quart dish, cover and freeze for four hours, stirring once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Serve or store in an airtight container up to 10 days.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk Shake

Serves 1

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 12 cubes ice

In a blender, combine peanut butter, chocolate syrup, milk and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Bounteous Butterscotch Pudding

Serves 4

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons cornstartch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter

In a 1-quart saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Place over medium-low heat and stir in eggs and milk. Cook, stirring, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Stir in vanilla and butter. Let cool briefly and serve warm, or chill in refrigerator until serving.

Cherry Chocolate Rice Pudding

Serves 6

  • ¾ cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, combine 1 ½ cups cooked rice, milk, sugar, vanilla, cherries, butter and cocoa. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 30 minutes.

Berry Good Smoothie

Serves 3 

  • 16 cubes ice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup mixed berry fruit juice
  • ½ cup frozen red raspberries
  • 2 ¼ cups frozen mixed berries
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries

Blend 16 ice cubes in a blender until crushed. Pour in water and juice. Blend. Pour in frozen berries. Blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses.

Gator Smoothies

Serves 2

  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 cups favorite flavor sports drink
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

In a blender, combine ice, sports drink and ice cream. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.