Nothing is better than a relaxing afternoon spent with an ice-cooled drink in hand. During summer, a lot of us reach out for a cooling beverage that is usually loaded with artificial flavors like sodas. And these homemade drinks are the perfect answer to the hot summer sun! It will help you quickly cool down and feel refreshed after enjoying time either indoors or outdoors.
From fruity iced drinks to cold brew lattes, these summer drinks are a refreshing way to cool off at the comfort of your home. We created a list of DIY homemade drinks, so feel free to mix and match and share it with your whole family! Cheers!
Milkshake lovers rejoice! Milkshakes can cool you off on a humid day or just satisfy a sudden ice-cream urge. This creamy strawberry milkshake recipe is going to be your new favorite sweet treat. It’s a fresh summer milkshake, and all you need is a few ingredients! Check the video for the full recipe!
It’s summer and there is no better way to beat the heat than juicing up. So when life gives you lemons, you make pineapple lemonade! This summer drink has a fun twist of tropical and lemony goodness. And after watching the recipe video, you would want to make a pitcher for the whole fam!
Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Cold brew coffee is simply a coffee that’s brewed for many hours at room temperature then poured over with ice, water, and milk. This drink is surprisingly easy to make and much cheaper than those from a coffee shop. Also, the best thing about this is that you can make a lot at once then enjoy it whenever you want after.
Wintermelon Milk Tea
One of the most popular milk tea flavors, the wintermelon milk tea is sure a thirst quencher during the hot summer. The Make Your Own Wintermelon Milk Tea Kit by Moonleaf features all the essential ingredients for making a milk tea like black pearls, wintermelon syrup, brown sugar, and a bundle of straws for the full experience. This DIY milk tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, so you can pour yourself a glass anytime you crave one. You can also buy the gallon version that’s perfect for the whole family!
Partner it with Miss B Boba Buns for the perfect afternoon snack!
Iced Matcha Latte
Treat yourself to an iced matcha latte for a refreshing caffeine boost! Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that is mostly grown and produced in Japan. The leaves are then ground to produce a fine powder which is used for making teas, lattes, and ice cream. Iced Matcha Latte is a refreshing 3-ingredient drink that is light and easy to make at home. Satisfy your taste buds with a slice of this deliciously burnt cheesecake along with your latte.
Calamansi Lemon Cooler
Kick-off your summer drink-making experiments with an easy classic! Calamansi is a citrus fruit similar to lemon and limes. It is widely used in Filipino cuisine like noodles, juices, and even desserts. Calamansi and lemon make this summer iced tea recipe into a truly refreshing and citrus-infused drink.
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