Home-made summer drinks

By SugarPlumPosts - 12:47

Recently I've been experimenting making home-made drinks like iced coffee, smoothies and milkshakes. The measurements are all to taste and it depends on how many people you are serving so don't be afraid to experiment!

Iced Coffee


Cup of coffee (This can be instant or ground coffee. I made mine with Costa Rican Fair Trade ground coffee. I don't have a cafetière or proper coffee filter so I just drained my coffee through a tea strainer. Works well!)

Splash of milk

Sugar (if preferred)

½ cup of ice, preferably crushed

Cream (if preferred to top)


Put the coffee and sugar into a glass and pour over boiling water.

Stir and leave to cool to room temperature before placing in the fridge.

Leave to cool for around 2-3 hours.

When the drink is cool, pour the liquid into a blender (or strain it first if you used grounds).

Add as much milk as desired and the crushed ice. Blend until mixed well.

Pour into a glass and serve topped with whipped cream if preferred.

Summer fruits smoothie


This is what I used in my smoothie but obviously you can chuck in anything you want! Adding in a handful of oats is nice. And as much fruit as you want! You can also use all different kinds of fruit juice.

Cup of orange juice (either from or not from concentrate)

½ cup of berries (I used frozen summer fruits for mine but any will do)

Handful of grapes

Slice of melon

1 banana, mashed

Crushed ice (if preferred)


Now this is pretty simple....

Throw (not literally of course) everything into a blender and whizz until smooth!

If the mixture is too thick for your taste then add more juice and if it is too thin add more fruit.

Voilà! Fruity goodness!

Peanut butter – chocolate milkshake


Cup of milk (I use soya milk but you can use any milk substitute you like)

3 teaspoons of cocoa powder

2 teaspoons of sugar (or more to taste)

2 teaspoons of peanut butter


Again this is just as simple as above.

Just put it all into the blender and whizz away! Give it a taste and add in more things to taste.

And there you have it! 3 very simple and easy drinks you can make at home in minutes!

Have you got any at home drink recipes to share?

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  1. They look so delicious. I will definitely making them:)


  2. Wow! These look really fun and different. The peanut chocolate one looks really yummy! Great post x


    1. Yeah the peanut chocolate one is so good! I think peanut butter and chocolate go together really well. Thanks for the comment! :)

  3. The peanut butter and chocolate milkshake looks delicious!
    I'll have to try one of these out, thanks!


    1. Yeah they mix really well! I LOVE peanut butter chocolate so that's where I got the idea :) Thanks!

  4. The summer fruit smoothie looks so nice the picture has made me thirsty haha!


    1. Haha! Yeah it's fun to experiment with lots of fruit. Thanks for the comment :)