Summer is coming, and with it comes warm afternoons, backyard parties and the need for chilled drinks and cool treats. Thanks to Minute Maid, we have a few great recipes to share with you. Let us know which one is your favourite!
Blackberry Smash Pink Lemonade Pops
(makes 16 pops with ¼ cup capacity molds)
3/4 cup fresh blackberries
Place blackberries in large bowl and smash with wooden spoon. Add Minute Maid® Pink Lemonade Frozen concentrate, water and mixed berry blend. Pour into popsicle molds leaving ½-cm room at top for expansion. Freeze until hard.
Pucker-up Granita (makes 6 servings)
Mint leaves for garnish
Simple syrup: In a small pot over medium-high heat, stir together 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in mint; cover and keep on the side.
Pour Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade into large, shallow glass baking dish and place in freezer overnight.
Strain mint from simple syrup. Stir simple syrup into Minute Maid Limeade, pour into large, shallow glass baking dish and place in freezer overnight.
Using fork, scrape surface of each mixture creating an icy snow. Layer lemonade and limeade in glass with chopped mint. Garnish with mint leaves.
Adult Option: Pour 1 oz. rum over layers and let sit 2 minutes (to create a mojito!) Stir to mix.
Watermelon Grapefruit Fizz (Makes 16 servings)
8 cups cubed watermelon
In batches, puree watermelon cubes in blender. In large bowl, stir together prepared Minute Maid 100% Grapefruit Juice with watermelon puree.
To serve: Fill glass with ice. Fill halfway with juice, top up with Sprite®. Stir in torn basil leaves.
Minute Maid Smoothies are available in strawberry-banana and tropical varieties, both of which include real fruit, no added sugar and contain two full servings of fruit per cup (250 ml).