July 20, 2012
Y’all know that I’m not one for sugary drinks. In some parts, I’m even known as a juice naysayer. Juice—and other sweet drinks—are just not necessary, at least not on a regular basis. But that’s for another post. Seriously. A totally different post. Because this one, well, it’s full of recipes for sweet drinks. Sweet, fun, delicious summertime coolers that double as seriously special treats for you and kiddo.
The recipes that I’ve got for you today are copycat drink recipes of favorites from Starbucks, Jamba Juice and other places where you stop for sippity snacks. They are treats, for sure, but they are homemade treats which means that you can control the flavor, sweetness, ingredients, and cost. It’s cheaper and healthier to make your frappacino at home, and it’s easy, too. ‘Nuff said.
Hop on over to Cool Mom Picks to get my list of the best copycat summer drink recipes from around the web. I found a killer Frozen Hot Chocolate, amazing Mocha Frappacino, and even a delicious sugar-free version of Orange Julius. (Remember Orange Julius?!?!) Pick your favorite, skip the trip to the coffeehouse, whip up a little something, and kick up your heels.
*Note: All of the drink recipes in my Cool Mom Picks post are quite high in sugar. Some also contain caffeine. Skip caffeinated drinks for kids all together, and I’d recommend holding off on the other drinks until at least 12-months-old due to the sugar content. No matter who you share these drinks with, be sure to serve age appropriate portions. Just a little goes a long way with little ones!