These Refreshing Frozen Drinks Are the Next Best Thing to AC
Grab the blender, some ice and go to work on these chilly thrillers.
Iced Melon Moroccan Mint Tea
“I grow mint on my balcony, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use it. It combines two of my favourite drinks—Moroccan Mint Tea and Honeydew Agua Fresca. For extra flair, add some ginger ale.” —Sarah Batt Throne, El Cerrito, California
Get the recipe for Iced Melon Moroccan Mint Tea.
Coconut Lover’s Frappe
“I love frozen beverages, so I wanted to create one similar to those in coffee shops but without coffee as an ingredient. When I drink this frosty treat it’s as good as any specialty shop drink but without the hassle or the cost.” —Emily Semmelrock, Jewett City, Connecticut
Get the recipe for Coconut Lover’s Frappe.
Strawberry Watermelon Slush
“We like to relax on the back porch with glasses of my slush after a long, hot day. Strawberries and watermelon blend up with lemon juice and sugar for an instant refresher.” —Patty Howse, Great Falls, Montana
Get the recipe for Strawberry Watermelon Slush.
“Velvety-smooth texture and a taste of the tropics are what this tropical drink delivers. The easy-to-make drink can be mixed and chilled ahead of time. When ready to serve, just blend for a creamy and delicious beverage.” —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Pina Coladas.
Cherry Fruit Smoothies
“You need just four ingredients to blend together these super-fast smoothies for breakfast. Try whipping them up on a hot summer day for a cool and refreshing treat.” —Macy Plummer, Avon, Indiana
Get the recipe for Cherry Fruit Smoothies.
Banana Brunch Punch
“A cold glass of refreshing punch really brightens a brunch. It’s nice to serve a crisp beverage like this that’s more spectacular than plain juice. With bananas, orange juice and lemonade, it can add tropical flair to a winter day.” —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
Get the recipe for Banana Brunch Punch.
“Colourful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favourite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers so it can be served in small portions for individuals or the whole family. I also freeze crushed strawberries to make preparation simpler.” —Connie Friesen, Altona, Manitoba
Get the recipe for Sensational Slush.
“My cool honeydew and cucumber smoothie has only five ingredients. I sometimes add a small avocado to make it extra creamy.” —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Cucumber-Melon Smoothies.
Blueberry Lime Slush
“My husband’s family makes a cranberry beverage for the holidays. I changed it up and serve it this way in winter and summer, when blueberries are in season.” —Rebecca Bratsman, Tacoma, Washington
Get the recipe for Blueberry Lime Slush.
Hop, Skip and Go
Here’s a different drink for a beer-drinking crowd. It gets a touch of sweetness from lemonade. Make it in a blender for a frothy, fun look or mix in a pitcher for less foam. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Get the recipe for Hop, Skip and Go.
Yogurt Breakfast Drink
“Sleepyheads will savour this dreamy smoothie. Simply blend yogurt, milk and orange juice concentrate for a fresh start to your day.” —Renee Gastineau, Seattle, Washington
Get the recipe for Yogurt Breakfast Drink.
Frozen Lemon-Berry Margaritas
“I like to cool down with this absolutely fantastic frozen margarita recipe. It’s slightly icy, thick and perfect for when you need a break.” —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois
Get the recipe for Frozen Lemon-Berry Margaritas.
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