Smooth summer

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

Summer Shake (photo credit: Courtesy)
Summer Shake
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Creamsicle Smoothie
Serves 4. Can be doubled. Or tripled…
This will take you back to your childhood.
Creamsicle Smoothie (Courtesy)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)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)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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