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Cool down on these hot summer days with a cold frozen fruit drink.The kids will love them! Dust off that blender that’s sitting in the cabinet and whip up some summer fun. – Pat
1 cup ginger ale, chilled
2 fresh mint leaves
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon, frozen
In a blender, cover and process ginger ale and mint for 15 seconds or until finely chopped. Add the watermelon; cover and process until slushy. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately.
1 can (15¼ oz) sliced pears, undrained
2 cups ice cubes
1 envelope whipped topping mix
¼ to ½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings.
Strawberry lemonade slush
1 package (10 oz) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
¾ cup pink lemonade concentrate
¾ cup water
¾ cup ice cubes
1 cup club soda
In a blender, combine the strawberries, lemonade concentrate, water and ice cubes, cover and process until smooth, pour into a freezer container. Cover and freeze for at least 12 hours or up to 3 months. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving. Stir in club soda. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
2 packages (3 oz each) lime gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
2 quarts lime sherbet
3 cups ginger ale, chilled
In a freezer container, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in the cold water and sherbet until combined. Freeze for 4 hours or until set. Remove from the freezer 45 minutes before serving. For each serving, place 1 cup of slush mixture in a glass; add about 1/3 cup ginger ale. Yield 8 servings.
Fruity summer cooler
6 to 8 ice cubes
½ cup cubed cantaloupe
½ cup pineapple chunks
½ cup cranberry juice
1/3 cup sliced banana
¼ cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon honey
¾ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel
In a blender, combine all the ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield 2-3 servings.
• Sherbet has very little fat, but is high in sugar.
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