A few sips of this flavorful shake will curb the hungriest sweet tooth. For a lighter version, substitute a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder for the chocolate chips.—Athena M. Russell, Florence, South Carolina.
Besides the tangy pineapple juice kids will savor, another ingredient makes Dixie Terry's creamy beverage perfect to pour at a slumber party. "Since drinking milk at bedtime can have a tiring effect what could be better to give a group of energetic youngsters?" the Goreville, Illinois grandmother chuckles. "Just make sure the tea you add to this punch is decaffeinated!"
The winter holidays are my favorite time of year, and this spiced pumpkin drink is one reason I love the season so much. If you don't have a coffee maker, it's OK to use instant coffee—just make it stronger. —Kathie Perez, East Peoria, Illinois
Her refreshing Strawberry Breakfast Shakes are so versatile, they can double as a fast snack. "I make them when I baby-sit for our 3-year-old grandson, Jamie, " Marjorie explains. " The shakes can also be blended and frozen ahead of time and then taken to work. Pop one in the fridge and eat it with a spoon for lunch.
"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."
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.