Sunday, July 3, 2011

Budget Meals:Cool and Easy Summer Recipes

Cool and Easy Summer Recipes

Author: Daniel Brown

Beat the heat this summer with cool summer recipes. Don’t you look for a drink or cool shake on a hot summer day? Here are some easy recipes that you can prepare in no time. Try them out and serve your family and friends. These refreshing drinks are sure to leave them asking for more.

Frozen Lemonade:

How about a glass of fresh Frozen Lemonade? Your whole family will simply love it.

Ingredients needed:

  • Sliced lemon – 1
  • Lemon juice – 1 ¼ cups
  • Cold water – 3 cups
  • Superfine sugar – 1 2/3 cups
  • Ice – 4 cups

You can prepare Frozen Lemonade quite easily and almost in no time. Blend superfine sugar with a thinly sliced lemon in a bowl. Mash the combination with a spoon. Mix cold water and lemon juice in the bowl. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally. Add ice to the mixture. Pour the juice into glasses.

Passion Potion:

If you want to be healthy and fresh this summer and try out some unique fruit juice recipes Passion Potion is ideal for you.

Ingredients needed:

  • cubed pineapple - 1 cup
  • cubed peeled ripe mango - 2 cups
  • orange juice, chilled – 1 1/2 cups
  • passion fruit nectar, chilled - 1/2 cup

Place the mango and pineapple cubes into refrigerator. Freeze them for an hour. Remove the cubes from freezer and let them stand for 10 minutes. Combine mango, orange juice and nectar in a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth. Add pineapple to the mixture with the blender on. Process it until smooth. Serve it immediately.

Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet:

Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet is ideal for those who love to try out unique recipe this summer. You can serve it as dessert or can have it any time you wish.

Ingredients needed:

  • fresh strawberries - 2 cups
  • vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • buttermilk - 2 cups
  • sugar - 1 cup
  • fresh mint sprigs

Blend the strawberries in food processor for 30 seconds. Then scrape down the slides. Take a large bowl and pour strawberry puree in it. Press it with back of a spoon. Add buttermilk, vanilla and sugar to the puree. Stir well. Pour the mixture in an ice-cream maker and freeze it. Garnish it with fresh mint springs.

Mixed-Berry Shake:

Have your guest appeared without prior notice? Are you looking for some easy and healthy recipes that you can serve immediately? Well, Mixed-Berry Shake will be ideal for you.

Ingredients needed:

  • whole milk – 2 cups
  • vanilla ice cream - 1 quart
  • unsweetened frozen berries (like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries) - 6 ounces

Blend the berries, milk and half of the ice cream in a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth. Stir the mixture occasionally with a spoon. Mixed-Berry Shake is ready. Pour into glasses.

Triple-Berry Popsicles:

All of us simply love Popsicles. How about preparing a unique Popsicle and surprise your family and friends?

Ingredients needed:

  • blueberries – 1 cup
  • raspberries – 1 cup
  • hulled and sliced strawberries – 1 cup
  • fresh lemon juice - 1/4 cup
  • syrup – 1/3 cup
  • sugar - 2/3 cup

Mix sugar and 1/3 cup water in a saucepan and boil it over high heat. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves. Combine raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Pour 1/3 cup syrup in it. Transfer the mixture to Popsicle molds. Freeze for 4 hours. Finally insert Popsicle sticks and freeze for another 4 - 6 hours.

These cool summer recipes will keep you fresh this summer.

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