A  Fun Twist For Ice Cubes

Instead of using plain old water ice cubes, spice things up a bit and flavour them!

Here are some fun ideas to make your children’s favourite summer beverages tastier!

  1. Coconut Oil and Pineapple Juice
  2. Cranberry Juice and Gummy Bears
  3. Orange Juice and Raspberries
  4. Lemonade and Cherries (without the pits)
  5. Lemon Juice and Iced Tea
  6. Strawberry/Apple Juice with Licorice sticking out of them

The ideas are endless.  Get creative and add a little variety to your summer! 




Homemade Lemonade

Nothing tastes better than homemade.  Lemonade is surprisingly easy to whip up!

You Will Need:

A Blender

Sharp Knife


1 Lemon (makes 2 glasses)

Chopped Ice

2 tbsp Sugar

1/3 cup Water


Cut the Lemon in half.  Place 2 cups of chopped ice in the blender.  Add the water and sugar.  Holding the half lemon in your hand, squeeze as much of the juice out of the lemon as you possibly can.  Put the lid on the blender, and turn it on to Smoothie setting.  Once completely blended, pour into a glass and enjoy! Makes one glass.  Repeat for each glass.


Fast And Easy Creamy Coleslaw

A cool idea for a summer side dish that is so fast and easy to make, you can leave it to the last minute to make and still offer something tasty.


1 Head of Cabbage (green or red)

3 TBS Miracle Whip (regular or light)

3 TSP Relish (dill or sweet)


Chop the cabbage into strips.  In a bowl with the cabbage, add the Miracle Whip and Relish. Blend. Serve.

Time:  3minutes


Add your favourite spice for a different flavour.

Add Shaved Carrots

Add Red Onion


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