Summer Drinks

From p. 43 of the May/June 2008 Issue
of Simple & Delicious

Creamy Berry Shakes Recipe

Creamy Berry Shakes Recipe

Cool off this summer with these refreshing shakes and beverages. From fruity drinks to chilly chocolate treats, you’re sure to find a favorite to quench everyone’s thirst.

Fresh strawberries and raspberries provide the fruity flavor in this pretty pink shake from the Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen that's not too sweet. Use frozen fruit for Creamy Berry Shakes when fresh berries are not in season.

This refreshing Four-Fruit Drink has a tropical flavor that goes well at summer barbecues. “Be sure to make plenty for your next get-together!” advises Bonnie Bufford of Nicholson, Pennsylvania.

You don’t have to wait for the snow to fall to enjoy the rich taste of hot chocolate, thanks to this frosty version. “Chilled Hot Chocolate is a great summertime treat, but good any time of the year,” says Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.

"This refreshing beverage is a little different from your run-of-the-mill lemonade," writes Erin Schneider from St. Peters, Missouri of her Special Lemonade. "The recipe comes from a charming tearoom in a historic home that my mother and I enjoy visiting."

Using just a handful of everyday ingredients and a blender, you can whip up a creamy treat in seconds. "This Peanut Butter Milk Shakes recipe is a delicious after-school snack," shares Joyce Turley of Slaughters, Kentucky. "Peanut butter fans will love it."

"Try this delightful dressed-up version when you want to serve something other than plain iced tea," suggests Brenda McCaleb of Nashville, Tennessee. "I've used Lemon Almond Tea for all sorts of events."