"These creamy milk shakes have a fruity twist that's an appealing change from the more traditional chocolate or strawberry flavor," notes Sharon Mensing, a field editor who lives in Greenfield, Iowa. "They're a real treat."
I like to make this chilly chocolate-flavored coffee drink when friends stop by for a visit. I always double the recipe, however, because I know they'll come back for seconds. For a richer and creamier version, replace the milk with half-and-half cream. —Lauren Nance, San Diego, California
This thick milk shake-like beverage is delicious, with its big banana and coffee flavor. The recipe, shared by Cassandra Corridon of Frederick, Maryland, makes a cool satisfying snack or a change-of-pace drink to go with a casual meal.
Kids will need only three ingredients to whip up this bright beverage shared by Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota. The sweet blend gets its purple color and refreshing flavor from grape juice concentrate.
Get Christmas Day off to a refreshing start with this frothy fruit drink. For a festive touch, garnish with a strawberry and a dollop of whipped topping. The pretty pink smoothie make an attractive addition to a yuletide brunch.
I found this recipe in an old cookbook I bought at a garage sale. When I first read it, the memories of younger days and my first job in a soda fountain came back. I also liked the ingredients, and when I tried the shake, I decided it was a keeper.
-Helen Phillips, Horseheads, New York