Who doesn't love the flavor of caramel, apples, and vanilla ice cream together? If I'm feeling fancy, I drizzle caramel syrup around the inside of my glass before adding the apple cider and ginger ale.—Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas shares. You can present the dry mix in a decorative bag with instructions for making the tea...or place all the ingredients (plus directions) in a pretty basket.—Ozela Haynes, Emerson, Arkansas
As social chair one year during college, I tried to come up with a more interesting beverage than the usual cranberry juice and lemon-lime soda. This pastel punch was always a hit at receptions and parties.
-Jennifer Bangerter, Nixa, Missouri
Few beverages are as simple and refreshing as this one shared by Sybil Brown of Highland, California. Bring her swift slushy specialty to your breakfast table and watch how quickly glasses are raised for seconds.
WE OFTEN ENJOY this delicious dessert shake after dinner, when we want something cool and refreshing. It makes a lovely treat...and it brings back memories of soda-fountain drinks.
-Diane Widmer, Blue Island, Illinois
I received this recipe from a lady in our church who is an excellent cook. She has shared several slow cooker recipes with us. We really enjoy the sweet-and-tangy flavor of this warm citrus punch. —Mandy Wright, Springville, Utah
We love the perfect blend of sweet and citrus in this refreshing smoothie. It's so easy to throw together, I often find myself making one for breakfast or a midday snack. — Jamie King, Duluth, Minnesota
With its pretty pink blush and tart refreshing flavor, Cranberry Lemonade is sure to satisfy, glass after glass after glass. Field director Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon shares this summer thirst-quencher.
Janice Wilson of Manfield, Pennsylvania stirs up this sunny mixture for a crowd. "It's great for parties and weddings. I use tea bags rather than instant tea when brewing the tea for a stronger flavor," she notes.