7 Homemade Cold Drinks for Midnight Slurpees
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Are cold, sugary drinks healthy for you? Sugar-filled sodas and cold drinks are not good for you. They simply cause weight gain and, in the worst situations, obesity. Did you realise that there are more than nine or ten teaspoons of sugar in a single can of cola? That is far more sugar than an adult should consume in a single day.What are some better options then?

There are plenty of additional cool, hydrating, and nutritious cold drinks that are simple to prepare at home, keep in an insulated water bottle, and can take the place of prepackaged cold beverages. 

It's significantly better for your health to switch from aerated drinks to low-sugar fresh fruit juices, iced tea, and coffee drinks. These beverages can help you consume less sugar while boosting your diet's antioxidant content. Another healthy choice is low-fat milk, which has vitamins and nutrients. There are many more drinks, which are mentioned below.

7 Cold Drinks To Try 

1. Cantaloupe Creamsicle 

Have a tonne of cantaloupe left over? Put it in the blender, and you'll always be ready to refresh cantaloupe creamsicles when the urge strikes. Don't worry about wasting it. This is a deliciously juicy blended treat made with frozen cantaloupe cubes that, when combined with milk or a non dairy substitute, results in a summery, just-sweet treat. A perfect dessert or craving substitute for midnight hunger pangs. 

2. Whipped Lemonade 

A delightfully refreshing delicacy, whipped frozen lemonade mixes the creamy texture of a milkshake with the refreshing tanginess of freshly squeezed lemonade. All you need for this easy frozen lemonade recipe is a blender and four simple ingredients. Full-fat coconut milk can be substituted with light or chilled coconut milk, but the flavour won't be as rich and creamy. Store any leftover simple syrup in the fridge for up to a week.

3. Frozen Creamsicle 

What's the key to this delicious frozen treat's flavour that comes right from the ice cream truck? Increase the fruit by two fold! A small amount of frozen mango adds a natural thickening effect to the drink in the blender and enhances the fresh orange juice's luscious flavour. This is still vegan and free of added sugar, but with a subtle sweetness, thanks to the unsweetened vanilla coconut milk. If you would like a little additional sweetness, you may also use coconut milk that has been sweetened. Savour this nostalgic and revitalising beverage on its own, or indulge in a summertime happy hour by adding a dash of your preferred vodka or rum. 

4. Lime-Flavoured Soda

Without a doubt, this is the easiest summer beverage to prepare. A healthy form of soda produced with freshly cut lemon or lime and minimal sugar additions allows you to enjoy the occasional lemon pleasure. Pour some cold water into a glass and garnish with a few slices of lemon, lime, or a combination of the two. Sprinkle on some sugar. Make an effort to make the soda low in carbs and devoid of calories. Use minimal amounts of sweetener or sugar. To maintain the appropriate temperature of the beverage, store the remaining soda in an insulated tumbler.

5. Sol kadi

This Konkan beverage has hints of hing (asafoetida), coconut, coriander, and kokum. Because chiles are added, it's also somewhat spicy too. A traditional mixture known for its ability to aid with digestion. Its unique flavours will uplift your spirits, and its nutrients will fuel your body. This drink is also something you might want to explore if you're trying to lose weight. A perfect way to end a heavy dinner in the summer for a good night sleep. 

6. Watermelon Soda

Watermelon has its well-known hydrating qualities, also it is popular throughout this time of year. This is a simple drink made with club soda, watermelon, basil, and lemon juice. If you do not have basil, you can use mint leaves. This drink tastes great without added sugar because watermelon has a high natural sugar content. To give it a distinct flavour, sprinkle in a little chaat masala.

7. Cucumber Mocktail 

Cucumbers are unquestionably a summertime favourite because of their high water content. You can choose to have a short mocktail, such as a virgin cucumber drink, for beverages. All you need for this drink is cucumber, mint, lime, and club soda. A mocktail with cucumber, lime, and a touch of ginger and honey is another option if you want to kick it up a notch.

Undoubtedly, a glass of chilled water is the most sensible cold beverage available, but if you're yearning for something more, some taste, then these nutritious cold beverages will provide you with an extra nutritional boost during the sweltering summer months.