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Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Several different recipes inspired the combination of ingredients I use in these shakes, and I'm glad they did! They're so refreshing. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Creamy Lemon Milk Shakes

Several different recipes inspired the combination of ingredients I use in these shakes, and I'm glad they did! They're so refreshing. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Coffee Milk

Coffee Milk

Coffee Milk

It's the official state drink of Rhode Island, and once you taste it, you'll understand why it has so many fans! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island

Apple Cider Smash

Apple Cider Smash

Apple Cider Smash

A smash is a fruity and chilled cocktail—very refreshing. It's a great use for those apples and cider you bought from the orchard. —Moffat Frazier, New York, New York

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Landmark Hot Chocolate

Landmark Hot Chocolate

Landmark Hot Chocolate

With or without a nip of rum, my hot chocolate recipe has been a Wisconsin winter warmer for years. When the toboggan hills are calling, I skip the whipped cream and take a thermos to go. It’s always a hit and it ensures nobody is left out in the cold! —Mark Phillips, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Fancy Berry Beverage

Fancy Berry Beverage

Fancy Berry Beverage

We offer this fruity beverage to guests to add a festive touch to holiday gatherings. It pours up frothy, then separates into a dark pink base with a light foamy top. A slightly tart drink, it's wonderful with home-baked cookies.

Rosy Fruit Punch

Rosy Fruit Punch

Rosy Fruit Punch

This recipe goes a long way to satisfy the thirst of your guests. All the flavors of the holiday season are in this colorful and refreshing punch. -Joyce Brown, Genesee, Idaho
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Homemade Cream Soda

Homemade Cream Soda

Homemade Cream Soda

When your gang’s thirsty, it’s time to break out this bubbly, cherry-flavored refresher. Bright pink and creamy, it’s instant happiness in a glass.—Shelly Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

Two-Fruit Frosty

Two-Fruit Frosty

Two-Fruit Frosty

This is a refreshing and colorful drink to serve for brunch. The cinnamon and nutmeg give it just the right amount of zing.

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush

"This make-ahead slush is really refreshing on hot summer days," writes Patricia Schroedl of Jefferson, Wisconsin. "Pour lemon-lime soda over scoops of the strawberry blend for a fast fruity treat that's so thick you'll have to eat it with a spoon."

Spiced Tea Mix

Spiced Tea Mix

Spiced Tea Mix

For years, our family has relied on this homespun mix to make hot spiced tea and a heartwarming punch. My parents always served steaming mugs of this punch at Thanksgiving. It was everyone's favorite. —Deb McKinney, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Creamy Lime Chiller

Creamy Lime Chiller

Creamy Lime Chiller

This frosty refresher from field editor Maria Regakis of Somerville, Massachusetts hits the spot. Neither too sweet nor too tart, this pretty pick-me-up will perk up any special occasion.

Cranberry Brunch Punch

Cranberry Brunch Punch

Cranberry Brunch Punch

"For a festive party punch, you can't miss with this refreshing beverage," assures Edie deSpain of Logan, Utah. It's excellent whether poured over crushed ice or served warm."

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shakes

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shakes

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Shakes

For a nutritious breakfast or snack on the go, try this hearty shake from Norma Gabriel of Mondovi, Wisconsin. "With the banana, yogurt and milk, it's quite filling," she says. "My husband, son and I all enjoy it."

Cherry Malts

Cherry Malts

Cherry Malts

White chocolate and cherry are a luscious combination in this delightfully frosty malt from our Test Kitchen. TIP: For a thicker fruitier malt, add some frozen sweet cherries to the blender before processing.

Sweet Kahlua Coffee

Sweet Kahlua Coffee

Sweet Kahlua Coffee

I have this beverage brewing in my slow cooker at my annual Christmas open house. I set out the whipped cream and grated chocolate in festive dishes so guests can help themselves.—Ruth Gruchow, Yorba Linda, California

Hot Cran-Apple Cider

Hot Cran-Apple Cider

Hot Cran-Apple Cider

This sparkly refreshing fruit drink is part of every holiday occasion I host. A tangy twist on plain apple cider, it fills the house with warm Christmas aromas as it simmers.

Funshine Drink

Funshine Drink

Funshine Drink

My kids are crazy about this frosty, frothy drink any time of year. But I have to admit, the fresh fruity beverage is as welcome as a splash of winter sunshine with grown-up holiday guests, too.
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