Summer cool down

The sun is beating down and cool drinks come to mind. Here are a few to start your day, or even end your day.

Caffe Latte Milkshake
About 10 servings.
1/4 cup instant coffee1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons vanilla extract1 cup boiling water 1 cup whole milk 1 pint vanilla ice creamWhipped cream for garnish
In the bowl of a blender, pour boiling water over coffee, sugar and vanilla.   
Blend on low speed until coffee is dissolved. Add milk and ice cream and purée. Top with whipped cream.
Apricot Peach Iced Tea
7 cups cool water2 (5.5-ounce) cans apricot nectar2 tablespoons sugar6 tea bags steeped in 1 cup boiling water (use either regular or peach flavored tea)1 (10-ounce) bag frozen, sliced peaches or 1 pound sliced fresh peaches
In a large pitcher, stir together cool water, apricot nectar and sugar. Add tea and peaches. Pour over ice and serve.
Tropical Smoothie
2 cups soy milk or skim milk2/3 cup roughly chopped firm tofu (about 2 1/2-ounces)1/2 cup frozen roughly chopped papaya1/2 cup frozen roughly chopped pineapple1/2 cup frozen roughly chopped mango3 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste3 tablespoons sugar1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend, pulsing the machine if necessary, until smooth. Make sure the honey is dissolved. Serve immediately.
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