We live on a remote side of an island in southeastern Alaska where blueberries are abundant. I use these and other berries as many ways as possible all summer long. These smoothies are scrumptious.—Bonnie Roher, Wrangell, Alaska
If you're a fan of berries and bananas, you'll enjoy this frothy delicious refresher. "It's great to serve at breakfast or brunch," says Linda Hendrix from Moundville, Missouri. "My 4-1/2-year-old son comes running when he hears the blender going."
Around our house, we often make these yummy shakes. To make the shakes healthier, we substitute fat-free milk and ice cubes for the ice cream. They are fast and nutritious! —Polly Coumos, Mogadore, Ohio
If you're a fan of hot chocolate in winter, you'll crave this creamy "cold cocoa" on a sultry summer's day. Young and old alike will savor every icy sip of the thick fudgy drink developed by our Test Kitchen staff.
I used to make a similar beverage with orange juice concentrate, but I enjoy lemonade so much I use that. My family loved the results and now I fix this lemon version all the time.—Tracy Brousseau, Orem, Utah
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.
Here's a delicious way to cool off on a sultry summer evening. This creamy fruit drink is not too sweet but plenty refreshing. My family and friends love it!
-Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
"We have three young children, so we always have fruit juices on hand to experiment with when making smoothies," writes Shonna Thibodeau. The Fort Huachuca, Arizona reader turns cherry juice, fruit and yogurt into this colorful family favorite.