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Beat the Heat: 3 Drinks to Help Your Enjoy the Summer at Home

Beat the Heat: 3 Drinks to Help Your Enjoy the Summer at Home

Summers call for relaxed afternoons spent at the pool with friends and an icy drink in hand. Most of us resort to cold beverages or sodas during the summer.

However, if you want to be more creative, here are three summer drinks you should try making at home this summer.

A Strawberry Ice-cream Milkshake

If you’re all about milkshakes and have sudden ice cream urges during the day, it’s time to bring the classic strawberry milkshake back.

Strawberries are an essential summer fruit that’ll make your milkshake refreshing and sweet.  With only three ingredients, you can whip up a frosty strawberry milkshake in no time!

How to:  In a blender, place 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen strawberries, 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream, and 1 cup whole milk.  Blend till smooth and frosty.  Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry, whipped cream, and a pretty straw.  Now enjoy!

Strawberry milkshake with a cup of fresh strawberries on the side.

Iced Matcha Latte

Looking for a caffeine boost this summer? You must try an iced matcha latte with the perfect amount of caffeine, offering endless rejuvenation. If you’re wondering what matcha is, it’s a Japanese green tea powder mainly used for making vegan drinks.

An iced matcha latte is an easy-to-make drink that provides you with the perfect boost to kick-start your summer days.

This drink is incredibly simple.  How to?  In a mason jar pour in 1 1/2 cups milk of choice.  This can be nut milk, oat milk, soy milk, or cow’s milk.  Add 2 teaspoons matcha tea powder, and 2 teaspoons vanilla syrup.  Shake or use an immersion blender.  Pour into a tall glass that has been filled with ice.  Stir and enjoy!

Tall glass of homemade Iced Matcha Latte.

Pineapple Lemonade

The first drink that comes to mind when you think of summer is lemonade. However, most people resort to making classic lemonade during the summers. But if you’re feeling adventurous and thinking of a more innovative way to beat the heat, try making some pineapple lemonade.

It’s an exceptional integration of flavors that’ll cool you and the kids off after a long day by the pool. With only three ingredients, it’s a fun twist of lemony and tropical deliciousness.

How to:  In a pitcher full of ice, pour in 1 quart of prepared lemonade.  I like using the lemonades found next to the orange juice in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.  Add 2 cups of pineapple juice, and 1 can of lemon lime soda.  Give it a stir and pour into a glass full of ice.  Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy. We’re sure you’ll want to make a pitcher the next time you decide to throw a pool party.

Two mason jars of frosty pineapple lemonade and garnished with a pineapple wedge and fresh mint.

Looking for more home cooking recipes for the summer? Check out our recipes for some easy meal ideas. We regularly post new recipes for quick and easy meals to help you make the most out of your love for food.

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