Best Cold Drinks For Kids For Summer-Time
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Best Cold Drinks For Kids For Summer-Time

We have been dreaming about pools and summer drinks since past few months and the time is finally here. As much excited as you are, your children  need the refreshments too. They will be here and there and going all-out in sun. It’s the time of the year where keeping your body cool is of utmost importance.

There are variety of foods and drinks available during summers but you need to choose the ones that would maintain your body temperature at all times and keep you refreshed. Kids love to drink different, colourful drinks and they love the summer-time for this reason. It is okay to go for a double-scoop ice-cream cone but cool fresh fruit drinks must be your first choice. It is no way boring because the list is colourful and cool. Go on and pick one for each day.

 

1. Orange And Pineapple Smoothie

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Oranges are a popular fruit because of their natural sweetness, wide variety of types and diversity of uses to candied orange slices. Pineapple is a tropical fruit that is found in every grocery store. It is exotic and is juicy enough for summers. Now blending the two? Won’t that be an incredible combination. Follow the recipe and bring out the best!

Ingredients

  • Oranges (325 ml in juice)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen chunks)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup milk (plain or vanilla)
  • Ice (cubes or crushed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the frozen pineapple chunks in the bottom of a blender and add the orange juice to it.
  2. Add yogurt, honey and milk.
  3. Blend until the mixture reaches the texture of a milkshake.
  4. Add ice, if desired, until an icy consistency is achieved.

 

2. Classic Strawberry Milkshake

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The color of the strawberry generally attracts every kid. Its unique appearance is mouth-watering. This little sour and sweet fruit is one amongst the many favourites of kids.

Ingredients

  • 200g fresh strawberries
  • 1/4  tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the tops off the strawberries and slice them into a few pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract and stir to combine well. (This is not necessary but stirring the strawberries with sugar and vanilla extract brings out the flavour in strawberry)
  3. Set aside and allow to sit, for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  4. Place the strawberries, ice cream, and milk in a blender.
  5. Blend everything until smooth.

You can add water or other fruit juices to make it thinner.

 

3. Salted Watermelon Juice

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Watermelons are a great summer fruit that your child can enjoy. They contain around 92% percent water and also loads of essential nutrients which make them beneficial for your child’s health. The colourful fruit makes for a great choice for kids. Let’s get the watermelon blended into a salted juice!

 

Ingredients

  • 5 cups seedless and cubed watermelon
  • 1or 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt/ black salt
  • Ice (cubes or crushed)
  • Mint leaves

Steps to make it

  1. Place the watermelon cubes in the blender and make a puree.
  2. Next add sugar and any salt of your choice. (as per taste)
  3. Blend it again.
  4. Add a little water if it’s very thick.
  5. Add crushed ice or cubes.
  6. Garnish with some mint leaves.

 

4. Blended mango smoothie

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Mangoes are loved by all, be it kids or adults. The juicy mango is the best retreat from the hot summers for kids after or before they run out to play under sun. This fruit not only hydrates the body but its rich taste has the power to soothe the taste buds. Moreover, it has antioxidant properties that make it the best choice to eat it in summers. Go and blend this powerhouse of a fruit and let your kids thank you later!

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl of freshly cut mango
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 scoop of​ vanilla ice cream
  • Ice (crushed or cubes)
  • Mint leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the mango cubes in the blender. (Leave few pieces to add later)
  2. Pour milk, sugar and vanilla extract and blend again.
  3. Drop in a scoop or less vanilla ice-cream and blend for the last time until your reach the desired texture.
  4. Add crushed ice or few ice cubes at the end.
  5. Put in the remaining pieces of mango in the smoothie.
  6. Garnish with it mint leaves on top.

If the mix is too thick, add more mango juice or water.

 

5. Sangria (Non-Alcoholic)

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The origins of this drink are Spanish and Portuguese, and this beverage is typically served over ice in the summertime. Sangria is a sweet and fruity beverage, but its health benefits will depend on what fruits are mixed in. Since it has multiple fruits, the amount of nutrients and vitamins are very high. This is a perfect drink for your kids any day. It has so many colors and is best for a kid’s summer party.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium orange (rind on, sliced into small pieces)
  • 1 lemon (sliced 1/4-inch thick)
  • 1 lime (sliced 1/8-inch thick)
  • 2 ​apples (cored and chopped)
  • 3 cups red grape juice
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling apple cider (plain seltzer is fine, too)
  • Ice (crushed or cubes)

Steps to Make It

  1.  Layer half of the orange, lemon, lime slices, and chopped apples in the bottom of a glass pitcher. You can repeat with the remaining fruit to create a second layer (if you have a bigger pitcher).
  2. Pour in the juices – grape, orange, lemon, and lime. Use a long spoon to gently stir it until well mixed.
  3. Cover with a lid or plastic film and chill it in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  4. When it is ready to serve, add the sparkling cider to the pitcher.
  5. Stir gently to mix.
  6. Serve over ice.
  7. Alternately, you can serve the sparkling cider on the side, in case any guests prefer a non-carbonated sangria.

Also read: Drink recipes for hottest summer days