Chill Out

Chill out this summer with frozen drinks and desserts. Try one of these original recipes by kids just like you, click on the links to find hot-weather favorites, or make up one of your own. Don’t forget to name it!



Island Paradise—by Dawn


Add one banana, sliced; ½ cup fresh pineapple, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup frozen mango, and one can of coconut milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in frosted mugs with a lemon or lime slice and a paper umbrella for a taste of the tropics!



Lemon-Better—By Eileen

Fill blender half full with homemade lemonade. Add about 6 ice cubes. Add 1 cup frozen raspberries. Serve in tall glasses with a lemon slice garnish.



Choco-Berry Shake—Arin


Add five scoops of vanilla frozen yoghurt, 1 cup chocolate milk, 6 ice cubes, 1 cup frozen raspberries, and ¼ cup chocolate sauce into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in frosted glasses with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips.




Strawberry Blastas—Piper    


Wash and slice in half one carton of fresh strawberries. Place in blender. Add 8-10 ice cubes, the juice of one lemon, and ½ cup sugar. Blend until ice is crushed. Garnish with a mint sprig.




Orange Creamsicle Delight—Ben


Dump one can of frozen orange juice into blender. Add about five scoops of vanilla frozen yoghurt, a few ice cubes, and a splash of milk. Blend until milkshake-smooth.


*Note: to frost glasses, quickly rinse and put in freezer for 10-15 minutes.


What’s your favorite summer drink?



Here are links to some of our favorite summer treats from Family Fun Magazine.

Yummy Blueberry and Lemon Ices

Lemon Cups (so cute!)

Melt in Your Mouth Melon



Here’s a great book with lots of ideas. 


Healthy Juices for Healthy Kids by Wendy Sweetser.