Whirrr! These cool, healthy drinks that kids can make are almost as sweet as summer vacation. Fabulous garnishes make them even more irresistible.
Parents should cut up the fruit first; kids can run the blender with adult supervision. (Make sure they keep their fingers well away from the machine's blades.)
The technique is simple and similar for all blender drinks: Put ripe fruit, juice, honey or sugar, and ice into the pitcher of a blender and blend for 15 seconds on high speed. (Always put the top on the container before processing.) Stop machine, and stir ingredients with a long wooden spoon. Blend for 15 seconds more on high speed.
Try some of our favorite combinations, like the
Hula Coola or
Watermelon Blaster, or let the kids invent their own. They're bound to have some wild and delicious ideas!