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Feel Better Drink

Growing up when I would have a sore throat my mom would always make me this and it would make me feel extremely better. It warms you and soothes your sore throat all at the same time, nothing better then that. It’s a super easy recipe with only 3 ingredients that you are bound to have at home already. Hope you feel better!

Grandma Lilys Feel Better Drink

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
This drink warms you and soothes your sore throat. FrenchToasty.com has lots of delicious soup recipes to make you feel better also.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling hot water
  • 1 Small lemon (squeezed)
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey

Directions

Step 1
Add hot water to mug and add honey and lemon juice and stir until combined. Add more or less honey for sweetness.
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iPhone picture of me cuddled up on the couch and a warm cozy blanket.

Creamsicle Drink

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This creamsicle consists of 3 ingredients, well 4 if you want to count ice :) How easy does that sound?! This drink is great to cool down on a hot day with or you could offer this at brunch for those choosing to not have mimosas. It’s a great drink for all ages.

Working in a coffee stand for over 12 years taught me to make lots of different types of drinks, some difficult and some super easy. This is one of the super easy drinks that gives classic orange juice a fun and interesting twist. My best friend this was always her go to drink there, if she wasn’t choosing a rocky road milkshake that is :) I make this drink for my family when we feel like a little something fun. Enjoy!

Creamsicle Drink Recipe

Serves 1
Prep time 4 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
This creamsicle is made of 3 ingredients and is oh so delicious. FrenchToasty.com has lots of drink recipes for all ages.

Ingredients

  • 12fl oz orange juice (fresh or store bought)
  • 1-2fl oz vanilla syrup (I prefer Torani brand but any brand will work. More or less flavor for a sweeter drink.)
  • 3fl oz half & half
  • ice cubes

Note

Top with whip cream to make it even fancier looking!

Directions

Step 1
Fill cup with ice.
Step 2
Add in your vanilla syrup, then orange juice and then half & half.
Step 3
Stir until combined. Top with whip cream if desired or serve as is.
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 Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Recipe

4th of July Layered Drink

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What is more festive then a red, white and blue layered drink? Nothing so this is a must for any patriotic holiday that you want to show your red, white & blue. Plus the kids will LOVE them. My daughter was so excited by this drink that she actually drank 2! Which is a lot for her since she is only 2, but who am I to deny a little ones request for a fun festive drink :) and hey I had a few myself. Being pregnant doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy a fun drink at a party ;)

You could do this drink for any occasion just make sure that the drink with the highest sugar content goes on the bottom so they don’t mix. I can’t wait to try this for another holiday soon, Enjoy!

4th of July Layered Drink

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Website In Katrina's Kitchen
This red, white and blue drink is perfect for fourth of July, memorial day or any day you feel like being extra patriotic. FrenchToasty.com has lots of holiday drinks and recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red cranberry juice (cranapple or cranraspberry what ever flavor you prefer)
  • 1 cup white Sobe pina Colada
  • 1 cup blue G2 Gatorade
  • ice cubes

Note

You can do this with any juices just make sure that the higher sugar content goes in first and so forth.

You MUST pour SLOWLY, DIRECTLY over ice

Directions

Step 1
Fill your glass 1/3 full with the cranberry juice.
Step 2
Fill to the top with ice.
Step 3
Slowly pour in the remaining drink directly on top of a piece of ice, to prevent it mixing to much.
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Need some more Red White & Blue? Check out these fun & festive recipes!

Frozen S’mores

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4th of July Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

4th of July Strawberries

More to come, I have to many to add in one day :)

 

Southern Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea

I am not from the south and I have never been there, but I hear people talk about southern sweet tea and how delicious it is and have always wanted to try some. I love tea hot and cold so I am not picky when it comes to tea, it’s just got to taste good :) so I searched for a recipe to try and then tweaked a little. It turned out great and I will be making this all summer long.

I would love to hear what recipe you make for iced teas!

Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

Serves 12
Prep time 3 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 18 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
This southern sweet tea is the perfect beverage on a hot summer day. Prepare a large batch to share! FrenchToasty.com has lots of beverage and tea recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tea bags
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (I like it with only 1/2 cup but the full cup gives you SWEET TEA)
  • 8 cups water (give or take a little)

Note

You can serve with lemon or mint, both optional. Tea is excellent by itself.

Directions

Step 1
In a large pot heat water to just right before boiling.
Step 2
Add sugar to hot water and stir to dissolve, if you add the sugar when it's cold it won't dissolve and might be grainy.
Step 3
Add tea bags and give a little stir to get your tea bags activated. Cover and set timer for 15 minutes.
Step 4
Remove tea bags and chill tea. Or pour over ice and serve.

Grandma Lily’s Irish Cold Remedy Drink

Grandma Lily's Irish Cold Remedy Drink

I had a cold the other day, that lasted for two weeks :( I seriously thought it was never going to leave. I was miserable and I couldn’t take any cold medicine and then my mom told me what her mom came over and made me what her mom would always make her when she was growing up. It hit the spot, soothed my sore throat and got more fluids in me, plus it was the middle of January and a hot drink is always nice on a cold day.

I do not claim to be a doctor but this natural remedy is perfect to soothe a sore throat. and I really hope it helps you if you are feeling under the weather.

Grandma Lily’s Irish Cold Remedy Drink

Serves 1
Prep time 3 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Hot
This drink will soothe a sore throat, or just a nice hot beverage to drink on a cold afternoon. FrenchToasty.com has lots of drink recipes.

Ingredients

  • 12oz hot water
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1-2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon

Directions

Step 1
Stir all ingredients until blended, and sip to relieve a sore throat.
Grandma Lily's Irish Cold Remedy Drink

Creamy and Decadent Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

This drink reminds of being a kid and coming in from playing in the snow and getting to warm up with a big mug of hot chocolate. What kid doesn’t love hot cocoa with mini marshmallows floating on top? Let me re-word that, what adult doesn’t love hot cocoa with mini marshmallows? This is not the recipe I’d make everyday because it is definitely on the sweet side, but it’s best piping hot on a cold and blistery day.

This hot chocolate would be great for a winter party, Christmas morning or decorating the tree. I made this recipe most recently for my daughters 2nd birthday party and the kids loved it. This decadent hot chocolate is the perfect recipe for your family this winter. Enjoy!

Creamy & Decadent Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Serves 12
Prep time 2 minutes
Cook time 2 minutes
Total time 4 minutes
Allergy Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
This decadent hot chocolate is made in a crock-pot to make it so easy on you to prepare all the other food. FrenchToasty.com has lots of drink recipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate or bittersweet)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Combine all ingredients to crock-pot.
Step 2
Heat over low heat for 2 hours. Stirring occasionally to make sure it's heated through out.
Step 3
Serve in mugs with whip cream or mini marshmallows. Or BOTH!
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Simmering to perfection in the crock-pot

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The set up in my kitchen for guests to help themselves, and add as many marshmallows they want. I also had whipped cream but I guess it was still in the fridge when I took the picture.

Hot Chocolate

Triple Berry with Citrus Twist Smoothie

Here is another smoothie recipe brought to you thanks to my daughter. We just back from Montana and it was a blistering 90 degrees everyday. With extreme heat I crave fruit smoothies and I’ve passed that on to my daughter. She wanted one the whole weekend but It’s a little difficult when you are camping in the middle of a field with a rented motor home…but hey that’s the beauty of being at home, all the amenities you grow a custom to, like smoothies when ever you want. I hope you enjoy this triple berry smoothie with a citrus twist, Enjoy!

Right now across the US everyone is experiencing extreme heat, so this smoothie recipe is coming in the nick of time. Drink this to help keep hydrated and cool off.

Tripple Berry Citrus Smoothie

Triple Berry with Citrus Twist Smoothie
yield 1 16 oz smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup frozen raspberries, strawberries and blackberries mix
1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
1 orange, peeled
1/2 cup ice
1 cup water

Directions

Blend all ingredients in blender until you have reached the desired consistency and enjoy!

Tripple Berry Citrus Smoothie
Tripple Berry Citrus Smoothie

Purple Passion Smoothie

Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy different flavors of smoothies. As I am packing for Montana my daughter is asking for a smoothie and since I need to use up all of the fruit in my kitchen before we leave I thought let try something new. This turned out to be an incredible addition to our day so I’m glad she asked for it. She loved this smoothie because it was the perfect mixture of sweet and fruity, and who doesn’t love a smoothie packed with fruit. I would love to know what your favorite fruit smoothies are because I’m always wanting to try new concoctions. Enjoy!

Purple Passion Smoothie

Purple Passion Smoothie

Yields: 2 16oz smoothies
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1/2-1 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana
1 orange
a few strawberries
1 cup ice
1 cup water (you can add additional water to make smoother)

Directions

Blend all ingredients, and enjoy.

Purple Passion Smoothie

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

This lemonade recipe is full of flavor and so fruity. Everyone has tried strawberry lemonade but with the addition of rhubarb it is a refreshing new taste. I love lemonade and every summer my dad gives me tons of rhubarb so I was excited to try this lemonade recipe I found on Pinterest. I changed the recipe a bit to my liking, so I hope that you enjoy my adaptations.

Even if you don’t have any sunny days in your immediate forecast make this lemonade anyway because it tastes like summer and will make you feel like you are lounging outside soaking up some rays.

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Cook time 2 hours, 20 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Website The Pastry Affair
This Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is refreshing and sweet and delicious for summer. FrenchToasty.com has many drink recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rhubarb (chopped)
  • 2 cups strawberry (quartered)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 lemons (juiced, 1/3 cup)

Directions

Step 1
Over medium-high heat boil rhubarb, strawberries, sugar and water.
Step 2
Once you have reached a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Step 3
Strain through a fine mesh sieve and cool in refrigerator, approximately 2 hours.
Step 4
Once cooled add fresh lemon juice and garnish with a lemon slice, sliced strawberries and rhubarb.
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Enjoying a glass of lemonade on my back deck and enjoying the sun. Now this is what I call a great spring afternoon.

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Mango Smoothie

After being in Maui a week I’ve been trying to replicate a smoothie we got from this great shrimp taco bus, yes the shrimp tacos were amazing also. But back to the smoothie, my daughter sucked it down and loved it, so I knew she’d love it if I could make it at home.

I got some amazing champagne mangoes at whole foods the other day. They are so juicy and flavorful, I knew they’d be great in a smoothie. I added a banana and a handful strawberries and wha la a delicious fruit smoothie.

Mango Smoothie

Mango Smoothie

2 16 oz smoothies

Ingredients

1 mango, peeled
4 medium strawberries
1 banana
1 cup ice
1 cup water, or a little extra for a smoother consistency

Directions

Blend all ingredients until desired consistency.

Mango Banana Smoothie