FRUIT MOCKTAILS WITH THE KIDS
Kids love to pretend they are grownups, so to help them in this endeavour it’s a fun idea to get some ingredients and make mocktails together. Even better, you’re helping them get their fruit intake for the day! I’ve made a list of yummy drinks that the kids and you yourself will be craving more of as soon as they’re done!
You will need to buy bananas, a can of diced pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut milk and real pineapple to use to decorate. In the blender mix 2 bananas, 1 cup of diced pineapple and 1 cup juice, 1/2 cup coconut milk and 3 cups of ice. Pour into a fancy Pina Colada glass and place a wedge of pineapple on the rim. Then play the song and sing along while you enjoy your drink!
For this one buy some mangoes, orange juice, lime juice and soda water. The measurements for each batch will be 1 mango, 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 lime, 2 ice cubes and 1 1/4 soda water. First, add the mango to the blender, and when it’s all mashed up add the juices and mix for one minute, then the ice and soda and blend until it’s smooth. Again find a nice glass (presentation is essential!) and say cheers!
The shopping list is only mint leaves, blueberries, of course, lime juice, simple syrup and soda water. For this mocktail you’ll need to use the shaker instead of the blender, so add 6 mint leaves, a handful of blueberries (press them a little to let a bit of juice out) 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup syrup, just a little soda water and 1 cup ice. Shake and serve!
Get yourself some ripe rockmelons, orange juice, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, mint sprigs and limes. Deseed and chop the rockmelon and mix it in the blender with 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup packed mint leaves and 2 cups of ice. When it’s smooth pour into the glasses and decorate with the mint sprigs and a slice of lime.
This recipe includes some cooking, so watch the kids stay safe. You’ll need to buy strawberries, lemonade, vanilla ice cream and sugar. In a saucepan add 12 chopped strawberries and cook over low heat, adding 1 tbsp. of sugar and bring to the boil. In 4 glasses add 2 scoops of ice cream each, and then pour the strawberry mix over it. Top up the drink with lemonade and garnish with a piece of strawberry.
This recipe calls for ginger ale or sparkling water, kiwis, oranges, limes and cranberries. In a large jug or bowl add a lot of ice and fill up to 3/4 with the ginger ale or sparkling water, then put in a sliced kiwi, orange and lemon and a handful of cranberries.
Do you have any other favourite fruity mocktails that weren’t on the list? Share your comments below.