Drink Recipes

Summer Cooler
Our family and friends love this for a summer cooler:

Fill blender with ice. Heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water until sugar is dissolved. Add one packet of kool-aid (flavor-aid, etc.) to mixture. Pour over ice. Blend until smooth.

Submitted by: Tresa Floyd

Summer Slurpee
4 c. ice cubes
11/2-2 c. water
1 pkg Kool-Aid unsweetened drink-mix (any flavor)
3/4-1 c. sugar

Place all ingredients into a blender, water first. Blend on low speed, gradually walking the sped up to high. Depending on power of your blender, blend from one to three minutes. Serve immediately!

My mom bought me a Vita-Mix for Christmas last year, and I discover new things to do with it every day. I came up with this one day when my five year old asked to stop at 7-11 for a slurpee, and we just didn't have the money. With this recipe, we get to chose the flavor, and have one any time for about $.30. I purchase the Kool-Aid on sale for 10/1.00, and the sugar I stock up on when it is .99/5#. Our whole family enjoys this treat, and I save BIG.

Submitted by: Kathy

This recipe was provided by my son's 6th grade teacher for Home Economics class. It makes a nice tasty cool treat for the family, and is much less expensive than the ones found at the mall. The flavor is really quite nice, and you can experiment with different flavors of frozen juices. My son now 16 still loves these.

Orange Julius
1/3 Cup Frozen Orange Juice ( Sale .79 cents for the can )
1/2 Cup Cold Water ( Free )
1/2 Cup Cold Milk (.10? )
1/4 Cup Sugar (Negligible)
1/2 Tsp Vanilla ( Pennies)
2 Cups Crushed Ice (Free)

Put liquid into blender. Add ice cubes, blend until smooth and frothy. Serve and enjoy.

Becky, Washington

Aunt Kim's Frugal Jamba Juice
In blender:
2 bananas
1/2 pkg. frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
Orange juice filled to top of blender. Blend and you have got a great juice drink for the summer!
*You can also add 2 scoops of sherbet for an extra treat

Submitted by: Kim

Home Made Pedialyte
2 Quarts Water (pennies)
1 teaspoon baking soda (pennies)
1 teaspoon salt (pennies)
7 tablespoons sugar (pennies)
1 packet sugar-free Kool-Aid* (.75)
1/2 teaspoon salt substitute* (pennies)
*optional but gives flavor

Mix all together well and store in refrigerator for no more than 3 days. You can also freeze this into ice cubes to put into child's cup or bottle. You can also make Popsicles from it. Tape this inside a kitchen cabinet door for easy reference. There's nothing worse than a sick kid in the middle of the night and you know that you have this recipe but can't find it and/or the stores are closed! I showed my pediatrician this and she actually hands it out to her patients. I have used regular Kool-Aid since it is optional anyways for even more savings (they go on sale 10 for $1). I never substitute the salt substitute, regular salt dehydrates. If you don't have it on hand don't add it. This recipe has saved a bundle verses the named brand Pedialyte and even the store versions. I figure that 2 quarts costs about .25 using the regular Kool-aid.

Submitted by: Tonya, Meriden, Kansas

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