Posts Tagged ‘kid drinks’

Ice Cream Floats

Friday, August 10th, 2012


Ice cream floats are absolutely delicious, and they are super easy to make. Just pour half a glass of your favorite fizzy drink, and then scoop a couple of scoops of ice cream on the top. Simple. It’s like making a fizzy drink into a creamy dessert.

chocolate-floatWhen making these drinks, do not put the ice cream in first, followed by the soda. No. If you do that, the drink will froth all over, and you’ll have to scoop off the froth, which is abundant. Instead, make sure to pour the drink first, then scoop the ice cream.

My oldest son loves root beer, so I made him a root beer float. My second son wanted a strawberry soda float. You could throw in some chopped strawberries if you want to get fancy. My third son wanted a chocolate float, which contained more ice cream than the others, with club soda on the top, and chocolate syrup drizzled on it. My daughter wanted a grape soda float, and the next door neighbor girl wanted an orange soda float, which looked beautiful and could have been made from orange sherbert if you wanted to buy more than just vanilla ice cream like I did. I tried all the drinks with a spoon, and ALL of them were totally delicious! The chocolate one was probably my favorite.

Paradise Fruit Drinks for Kids

Thursday, July 5th, 2012


While watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon one day, my kids and I decided to make some paradise fruit drinks for kids. You know, the ones that Bugs Bunny drinks while on vacation; the crushed-ice drinks with little umbrellas in them. They look refreshing and relaxing for a hot summer day.

A crushed ice drink consists of ice cubes, juice, and fruit. You can make whatever combinations you want. We bought cranberry juice, orange juice, and grape juice. Then we bought whatever fruits looked soft enough to blend up: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, canned pineapple, and canned peaches.


Next we decided which fruits would taste good in which juices. We lined them up on the counter. The first drink would have strawberries, a banana, and cranberry juice. The second one would have peaches, pineapple, and orange juice. The third would have blueberries, raspberries, and grape juice.


Take out your blender and blend up two cups of ice cubes. Place the fruit in next, and pour the juice in last. Get some little umbrellas and stab fruit into them to connect them to the glass. You will need a slit in the strawberry, for example, to slide it onto the rim of the glass before stabbing the umbrella toothpick into the fruit.

Our favorite two paradise fruit drinks for kids were the strawberry/banana/cranberry and the peach/pineapple/orange. Those two were superb. We will definitely make them again. The blueberry/raspberry/grape was fine, but it wasn’t as good as the other two. Maybe if we had thrown in a banana, it would have tasted more interesting…