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Top 10 Kid Friendly Drink Recipes


posted: 05/05/16

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Sweet, cold and refreshing, these kid friendly drink recipes are perfect for summer parties!Collage of some of the Kid Friendly Drinks


With summer vacation in full swing, happy hour is in full effect around here. And while we adults are enjoying fabulous cocktails, I love concocting sweet drinks for the youngsters. Some of the recipes have sugar, and some taste like a sugary treat while being far better for the kiddos. Happy summer! And cheers all around!

Cold Refreshing Summertime Drinks for Kids

Watermelon Limeade

In a glass cup, the Watermelon Limeade has red/pink color and a slice of watermelon on the rim.

Made with fresh watermelon and zesty lime, this drink quenches even the strongest summer thirst!

Strawberry Lemonade

In a mason jar cup, the Strawberry Lemonade has a pink tint with ice cubes.

This strawberry lemonade is made with three fresh ingredients and tastes so much better than anything you can buy at the store. Make it for your next picnic or pizza night!

Cherry Limeade

In a mason jar glass, the Cherry Limeade has a dark red color with ice cubes and a slice of lime on the rim.

I love the gorgeous dark cherry color of this cherry limeade. Kids love to help squeeze the lime and add sugar (of course). Pair this with a grilled hot dog and you’re in business!

Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca

In a glass cup, the Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca has a pink red color.

Add coconut to anything and I’m a happy girl, and my kids are absolutely giddy over this Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca. It doesn’t have any processed sugar so I can feel good about my children guzzling it down during the summer.

Skinny Italian Sodas

In tall glasses, the Skinny Italian Sodas has different flavoring such as strawberry and blueberry.

These Skinny Italian Sodas are perfect to serve up for a summertime party! You can make them in so many flavors; everyone loves them!

Non Alcoholic Mimosa

two mimosa mocktails garnished with oranges wedges

Serve these refreshing non-alcoholic mimosas after a summer slumber party and your teens will be in heaven! Such a fun drink to serve at any hot weather brunch.

Tropical Mocktails

The MockTails have brightly colored tints of red, pink, yellows, and more.

These two ingredient drinks are the most fun to serve at a kid’s party! Your kiddos will have the best time making their own colorful, refreshing drinks. They’re so easy you won’t believe it!

Funfetti Milkshake

In a milkshake, the Funfetti Milkshake has whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

Got a kid with a summertime birthday? This is a refreshing alternative to birthday cake. Serve up a batch of ice cold funfetti milkshakes and watch the party really get started!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

In a mason jar, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie has light and airy texture.

If your kids are like mine, they live on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during the summer. Mix up these cold shakes and they’ll be in heaven! Nothing more kid friendly than PB&J!

Skinny Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate

The Skinny Mexican Frozen Hot Chocolate has a dark brown color.

Frozen bananas blend up with chocolate and a spicy little kick for a refreshing summer treat that appeals to young and old alike!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Rachel says

    This is super fun!! Will totally whip these out this summer…if kids are having a fun drink it means mama gets a fun drink too!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hahahaha! This is why we are friends.

  2. Mir says

    I’ve been able to get away with sending all three to the same camp, but that will change after this year. And then I will lose my mind.
    Can’t wait to test these out on the little ones!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Gah! I would give anything for a good summer camp!

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