Smooth summer

As the weather continues to heat up, cool down with some of these refreshing summertime drinks.

July 1, 2012 12:31
1 minute read.
Summer Shake

Summer Shake. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Creamsicle Smoothie
Serves 4. Can be doubled. Or tripled…

This will take you back to your childhood.

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Creamsicle Smoothie (Courtesy)

1 quart vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, slightly softened
½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
¼ cup milk

Purée all ingredients in a blender. Pour into glasses and serve. Sit back and enjoy.

Watermelon Slushie
Serves 4

I’m a big watermelon fan and I’m always experimenting with creative uses of this naturally sweet fruit.

Watermelon Slushie (Courtesy)

3 cups watermelon (seedless or seeds removed), cubed
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup lemon sorbet
¼ cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Purée all ingredients in a blender. Pour into glasses and serve.

Vanilla Milkshake
Serves 4

Sometimes basic is best.

Vanilla Milkshake (Courtesy)

2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup whole milk (you can use skim but shake won’t be as thick)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Purée all ingredients in blender. Pour into glasses, stick in straw, and serve.

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