Cooling Down with Great Summer Drinks

Enjoying ice cold summer drinks

Keeping cool in the Summer heat can be a challenge for some, especially without air conditioning.  Really, with or without air conditioning, icy drinks are a fun summer activity.  Here are some incredibly delicious ice cold drinks to enjoy during this hot spell.

Vanilla Chai Ice Tea

  • 2 inched grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 10 cloves (whole)
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/4 cup Rooibos Tea
  • 1/2 gallon boiling water

Add all ingredients (except water) to tea strainer.  Pour boiling water over ingredients.  Steep for 5-10 min.  Refrigerate the tea to cool it down.  Make the tea mix at night so that it is ready to go by the next day.

Tea Assembly:

  • 1/2 cup Chai mix
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or coconut)
  • 4 drops french vanilla stevia
  • 1/2 cup ice

Drink immediately!

pineapple orange banana

Orange Pineapple Banana Smoothie

  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup cabbage (can’t taste or see it)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 bag frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup kombucha
  • 1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy


This is a Pink Lemonade sweetened with frozen grapes.  This looks super!  I’ll be trying it tomorrow.  I’ll let you know.

Do any of you have a favorite cold drink?