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Virgin Daiquiri

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri RecipesThis page contains virgin strawberry daiquiri recipes. Enjoy the frozen strawberry flavor of a daiquiri without the rum.


A woman making a drink in a blender.

Blended Drink RecipesBlended drinks are great as a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack on a hot day. All you need is a blender, some fresh fruit/veggies and other ingredients you may already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer.


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Blueberry Ice SquaresThis makes a large pan for company.


Fresh oranges with a glass of orange juice.

Orange Drink RecipesFresh or frozen orange juice can be combined with other ingredients to make refreshing beverages. Add fruit, other juices, soda or even milk for a morning pick me up or a fancy party punch.


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Basil Garlic Parmesan SauceNormally you'll need pine nuts or some nut alternative for pesto but I don't have any on hand. I omit the nuts and it still tastes as good.


Flat Belly Drink in pitcher & glass

Cucumber Lemon Ginger Flat Belly DrinkMy mother got me hooked on this easy to make drink that helps with digestion, constipation, and belly bloat. You just need to pop the 3 ingredients in water overnight, refrigerate, then drink throughout the next day. The antioxidants are excellent, as well. I just came off being sick for several weeks and this really helped flush everything out.


A glass of sparking water.

Replacing Soda with Seltzer or Sparkling WaterSweetened, commercial, carbonated sodas can be replaced completely with seltzer water and flavorings of your choice. Give it a try.


Berry Infused Lemonade

Berry Infused Lemonade RecipeBy adding your own fresh berries, you can add special flavor to pre-made or homemade lemonade. This page contains berry infused lemonade recipe.


A glass of healthy egg cream soda

Healthy Egg Cream Soda RecipeThis page contains a healthy egg cream soda recipe. Enjoy the rich flavor you might find at an old fashioned soda fountain.


Homemade Vitamin Water

Homemade Vitamin Water RecipesThis page contains homemade vitamin water recipes. Vitamin water can make it easier to drink enough water each day. These are great if you are on a diet, as they contain all natural sugars and hardly any of that! If you are very dehydrated from working in the yard add a 1/4 tsp. sea salt, to help boost your electrolytes.


Tall Blonde

Tall Blonde Drink RecipesThis page contains tall blonde drink recipes. There are a variety of recipes for this mixed drink.


Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea RecipesThis page contains sweet tea recipes. There are many delicious ways to make this southern favorite iced tea.



strawberry spritzer

Fruit Spritzer RecipesAdd fruit or fruit juice of your choice to sparkling water and any additional ingredients you desire for a cool, refreshing fruit juice spritzer.


Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Mix RecipesThis page contains bloody Mary mix recipes. Making your own beverage mixes can save you money.


Apple, Lemon and Mint Water

Flavored Water RecipesAdding herbs, fresh fruit, and vegetables to waters can give water a slight flavor enhancement which is not only healthy but refreshing. This page contains flavored water recipes.


Orange Julius

Orange Julius RecipesThis page contains Orange Julius recipes. You don't have to go to the mall to enjoy a refreshing Orange Julius.


Ice Cream Float Recipes

Ice Cream Float RecipesIce cream floats are delicious and easy to make at home. This page contains ice cream float recipes.


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Strawberry LimeadeThis is great for when you have guests or are just wanting a drink. It tastes great.


Frappuccino Drink

Frappuccino RecipesThese popular frozen blended drinks usually contain coffee and sweet flavoring and can be found at Starbucks, McDonald's, and other coffee shops and restaurants. This page contains Frappuccino recipes.


Make Your Own Sparkling Apple Cider, Two glasses of sparkling apple cider.

Make Your Own Sparkling Apple CiderThis page is about making your own sparkling apple cider. Sparkling apple cider is a wonderful non-alcoholic beverage that is perfect for celebrating almost any holiday. Although it is readily available at the store, why not make it fresh at home.


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Purple CowGreat for parties! Combine the first three ingredients with 1 scoop of ice cream together in a blender. Blend until smooth, pour into glasses and add a scoop of ice cream on top.


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Citrus Collins Mocktail Fill a 10-12 oz. glass with ice. Add first three ingredients then fill with club soda. Garnish with 1/2 orange slice and a cherry.


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Holly Berry Beverage (Non-Alcoholic)In a blender, blend raspberries and cranberry juice. Set aside. This will be the red layer.


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Sugar-Free Iced Chai LattesOur family decided to cut out soda and fruit juices because of the high sugar, calories, and cost. But milk and water were getting a little boring, so I started experimenting with iced teas.


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Arnold PalmerEasy thirst quencher invented by golfer, Arnold Palmer. This is how we make a batch to keep in fridge. We love it.


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Aunt Frances' LemonadeIt is different and would be very refreshing on a hot day in a tall glass filled with ice, or even frozen until slushy to eat with a spoon!


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Classic LemonadeJust in time for the 4th of July and all other summer celebrations for that matter. Nothing is better than homemade!



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Fruit TeaBring sugar and water to boil. Add tea and fruit juices. Strain and add vanilla and almond.


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Bubba's Lemonade 101Pour lemon and lime juice into a pitcher, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add ice cubes and water and stir. Serve in tumblers.


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Sugar Free Tangy DrinkI love tangy drinks and am diabetic so I made up my own sugar free version of an "Arnold Palmer":


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Easy Lemon Iced TeaVery easy and low calorie. Put the 2 bags of tea in a pitcher and fill to the top with cold water. Let sit in fridge for at least 1/2 hour (I have left it overnight and still good)


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Aguas FrescasRefreshing and healthful fresh fruit drinks for summer from Mexico. Combine all ingredients in a blender and whirl 'til smooth. Pour into tall glasses and serve. (If making in advance, skip ice cubes.


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Banana Pineapple FreezeIn a saucepan, over medium heat, bring sugar and water to a boil. Let cool and pour into a freezer container. Add all the juices, juice concentrate and bananas.


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Making Your Own Soda?There's an article about saving money on 'soda pop' also about making your own 'coke'. I couldn't find the 'how to's'. Please tell me how? Thank you.


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Lemonade MixCook sugar and water over low heat. Boil 5 minutes. Pour over mint leaves and orange peel. Let cool. Add juices. Cover and let stand 1 hour.


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Berry Patch FreezeMix all ingredients in order and freeze.


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Cranberry Citrus QuencherThis is a quick beverage to make it a friend comes over or for a small party.


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Mock Mint JulepIn a bowl, combine the water, sugar, lemon juice and mint; stir well. Let stand for at least 45 minutes. Strain and discard mint. Place ice cubes in two 2 qt. pitchers; add half of the lemon mixture and ginger ale to each.


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Fruity FrostiesPlace ice cream or yogurt into a blender container. Add the fruit juice, put the lid on the container, and mix until smooth and creamy.


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Icy Fruit SlushiesRecipe for Icy Fruit Slushies. Place ice cubes in ziploc baggy. With meat mallet or rolling pin. Crush ice cubes. Place in blender. . .


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Dreamsicle Drink MixRecipe for Dreamsicle Drink Mix. Mix all ingredients well. To use, mix 3 Tbsp. mix to 1 cup boiling water; top with marshmallows. To serve cold, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream. . .


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Pineapple-Banana CoolerRecipe for Pineapple-Banana Cooler. Cut bananas into small chunks. Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze 2 hours. . .



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Peaches-N-Cream CoolerRecipe for Peaches-N-Cream Cooler. Place all ingredients in blender. Cover and blend until smooth. . .


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Good Morning Orange SplashGood Morning Orange Splash recipe... Combine first 5 ingredients in blender. Process at high speed add ice cubes...


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Boston Iced TeaBoston Iced Tea recipe. Heat water to boiling. Add sugar. Stir until dissolved. Add tea bags and let steep 4-5 minutes. Remove tea bags add juice concentrate...


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Coral CoolersIf you are looking for a punch to serve at your party, this one is sure to be enjoyed.


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Cool-N-Creamy Coffee FreezePour 1 cup milk into large measuring cup. Add enough ice to measure 3 cups. Pour into blender. . .


Cherry 7-Up Float

Cherry 7-Up FloatThis yummy float is a great alternative to a root beer float. Their fun pink color makes them a great treat for Valentine's day or for a little girl's birthday party. :)


Strawberry, Blueberry, and Mint Vitamin Water

Berry Mint Vitamin WaterThe only limit is your imagination when it comes to varieties of vitamin waters. Water is the one thing none of us drink enough of. Some people can't stand that water doesn't really have much of a taste. Water alone doesn't keep you hydrated. You need vitamins and minerals and electrolytes.


cherry coke

Cherry PhosphateCherry phosphates are as American as apple pie - and this diner staple can be made at home, too. Try making a phosphate to spice up a burger and fries dinner.


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