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Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Many of the ingredients for this recipe come in a kit designed for making strawberry cheesecake. Find Jell-O No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake mix near the puddings in your supermarket.Inside the box are three separate packets: Strawberries, the cheesecake mix for flavoring and graham crackers crumbs to sprinkle over the top of your shake. If you thaw out some frozen, sweetened strawberries (those syrupy strawberries that come in a box), you can make as many as 8 more shake with the remaining cheesecake mix powder and graham cracker crumbs.

1 cup milk
3 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup strawberries and syrup (from Jello-O No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake kit)
3 tablespoons cheesecake mix powder (from cheesecake kit)
On top
canned or fresh whipped cream
2 teaspoons graham cracker crumbs (from cheesecake kit)

Combine milk, ice cream, strawberries and cheesecake mix in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth.

Pour into two 12-ounce glasses.

Garnish the top with a squirt of whipped cream from a can and about a teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs from the cheesecake kit. Serve each shake with a straw.

Makes 2 regular size drinks.


Groovy Smoothie

The strawberries used for this drink come in a small box in the freezer section.

1/3 cup frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1/2 ripe banana
1/3 cup berry juice (or any blend of berry and apple juices)
1/4 cup Peach Nectar
1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Garnish
orange wedge
maraschino cherry

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a 16-ounce glass.
Add an orange wedge and a maraschino cherry speared on a toothpick. Serve with a straw.

Makes one drink.


Coffee

3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
1 cup milk
3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups ice

1. Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker. That should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee.

Chill before using.

2. To make the drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.

Makes 2 drinks.

Caramel

Add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe above and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.

Mocha

Add 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream if desired.


Lemon Iced Tea

2 quarts (8 cups) water
2 Lipton tea bags
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup bottled lemon juice

Bring water to a rapid boil in a large saucepan.
Turn off heat, add tea bags, cover saucepan and let the tea steep for 1 to 2 hours.

Pour the sugar into a 2-quart pitcher, and then add the tea. The tea will still be warm, so the sugar will dissolve easily.

Add the lemon juice. Chill.

Makes 2 quarts.


Chillin' Mango Smoothie

3/4 cup canned mango slices, with juice
3/4 ounce grenadine
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup ice

Garnish
orange slice
maraschino cherry
Combine all ingredients in a blender on high speed and mix until smooth.
Pour into a 12-ounce glass then add an orange slice and maraschino cherry speared on a toothpick. Serve with a straw.

Makes one drink.


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