Kid-Friendly Drinks and Sippers
Serve a batch of fun kid-friendly beverages at your little one's next birthday party or poolside gathering.
Serve strawberry shortcake in a glass. Layer strawberry-sour cream ice cream with fresh strawberries, then add a sugar mix and club soda (for fun fizzies). Keep spoons handy to catch syrupy drips.
Hot Fudge Sundae Shake
Fill their glasses with everything that makes a sundae so delicious: vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel syrup, whipped cream, brownies, and cherries.
Lemon Soda Float
Try a twist on the traditional Coke or root beer float by combining lemon soda, such as San Pellegrino Limonata or Newman's Own Sparkling Lemonade, with creamy vanilla ice cream.
With minimal ingredients and fresh lime juice, these coolers are a classic Summer thirst quencher.
Triple Berry Freeze
Frozen berries, lemon sorbet, and a little honey make this naturally sweet beverage a favorite with kids. Sparkling water adds a light hint of fizz to the rich drink.
This chocolatey drink mimics popular mocha drinks, but without the shot of espresso. Mix the main ingredients, then let kids chill the concoction with ice in cocktail shakers.
Homemade Orange Soda
Pump up the flavor of lemon-lime soda with thawed orange juice concentrate. Serve over ice for a fizzy beverage packed with citrus tang.
Serve this punch when you're having a neighborhood gathering. Kids love the sweet and tart combo of juices, and it easily upgrades to an adults-only beverage for parents by adding a hit of rum.
The pink in this pink lemonade comes from fresh raspberries, and if you're feeling extra fancy, you can always drop a few of them into the glasses as a garnish.
White Grape-and-Orange Cooler
White grape juice has always been a kid-friendly favorite. Make their dinner beverage special by adding orange juice, ginger ale, and a little sugar. Garnish with citrus slices to dress it up.
Fresh peaches, bananas, milk, and frozen yogurt make this smooth, creamy, fruity shake a summertime favorite for little kids and big kids alike.
Triple Chocolate Slush
What child wouldn't love this uber-chocolately slush topped with sweet whipped cream? (Except maybe the chocolate-haters.) But moms, don't worry: the ice cuts down this slush's richness, making it lighter than a traditional milk shake.
This fizzy, lime-flavored drink is the perfect kids' cool-me-down on hot summer afternoons after a day at the ballpark, in the yard, or bking with friends.
Smoothies are such a fantastic way to sneak fruit into little ones' diets. This one gets its cheerful color from mango, apricots, nectarine, cantaloupe, and lemon yogurt.
Pair the sweetness of frozen watermelon cubes with the spicy bite of ginger ale and the tart flavor of limeade for this refreshing, icy sipper.