Frozen Drink Recipes

When it’s warm outside, there is nothing so refreshing as a cool drink…make it frozen and even better!! These frozen drink recipes are sure to cool you off on even the most sticky of days.

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A collage of frozen drink recipes.

Always in Season!

Perfect on warm summer days, but really any time of the year is perfect for these chilled beverages. I mean, we drink frozen hot chocolate ALL year long…why not?! What ever the month, these frozen drink recipes are always in season!

Common elements of Frozen drinks:

  • Ice
  • Simple syrup for flavor
  • Frozen fruit such as as mango, cherries, peach, any type of berry
  • Juices such as apple, grape and orange juice
  • Milk or heavy whipping cream
  • Almond milk or coconut milk
Frozen drink recipes - watermelon juice in a glass jar.

Frozen drink tips

Blending frozen drinks:

  • Be sure you add any liquid first, then larger frozen ingredients. 
  • You’ll need a blender powerful enough to chop through frozen fruit and ice. Always start your blender on a low speed then slowly turn it up.
  • Don’t over blend ingredients. Otherwise you’ll go from a nice slush to a runny syrupy drink.

Keeping Frozen Drinks Cold: 

  • Only set out as much as will be drunk within the hour. Refill as needed.
  • Pre-make a batch of the drink and freeze it in ice cube trays. Use the frozen cubes instead of regular ice cubes. 
  • Unless otherwise noted in the recipe use chilled ingredients. For example if a recipe calls for adding a bottle of soda, then keep the soda in the fridge before mixing it in the punch. 
  • If your recipe uses any kind of fruit flavor as an ingredient, then you can have frozen fresh fruit to add to the punch bowl.
  • Add water to a few snack or sandwich size Ziploc bags and freeze. Place 1 or 2 of the bags in the drink to keep it cold.  When the water has thawed. Rinse them off and stick them back in the freezer and add another set of frozen bags into the drink. 
  • Serve drinks in cups that are insulated and can help keep the drink cold.
  • For a large bowl of punch try making an Ice Ring. Use a 10 inch bundt or fluted cake pan. Fill the bottom of the pan with fresh berries, cut citrus, and herbs that coordinate with the flavors of the drink. Then fill the pan ½-¾ of the way with liquid This can be any liquid that is already in the punch. Freeze and use to keep the drink cold.
Frozen drink recipes - an oreo shake in a glass with a straw.

Fun Garnishes for Frozen Drinks

Whether you’re mixing up a party punch or a delicious smoothie you can garnish your glasses to make them pretty and delicious.

  • Add a garnish: You can easily use the same fruit that is in the drink as a garnish. Some fruit like lemon and peach slices can be slipped over the edge of the glass. You can also thread small chunks of fruit on a toothpick or place it directly on top of the drink itself. And I can’t forget the classic maraschino cherry.
  • Sugar the rim: You’ll need a bowl of lemon or lime juice and a bowl of sugar. Dip the rim of the glass in the juice, then into the sugar. Let dry. 
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can eat right off the top or mix it into the drink to add a creamy element. 
  • Add a fun straw or spoon to the cup

So many great ways to garnish frozen drink recipes.

Frozen drink recipes - witches brew in a glass with a lime garnish.

Leftover Frozen Drinks

My very favorite thing to do with leftover punch is to freeze it in popsicle molds. This is mostly because it makes my kids so happy to have a delicious cold treat. These Frozen Drinks will make particularly delicious popsicles. 

Not only can leftover drinks be made into popsicles, you can make them into a slushie which is a  wonderful treat to beat the summer heat. It’s similar to making ice cream. You’ll need the drink, 2 large plastic ziplocs, ice and rock salt. 

  1. Pour the drink into one bag and add the ice and salt into the second bag.
  2. Insert the drink bag into the ice bag. 
  3. Shake the bags for several minutes until the drink become slush
  4. You may need to wear oven mits or gloves as the ice bag get pretty cold. 

Best Frozen Drinks 

When it’s warm outside, beat the summer heat and blend up a big batch of one of these delicious frozen drinks!

Copycat Orange Julius – Refreshing & simple Copycat Orange Julius takes a minute to make and tastes just like the real thing. It is a favorite family treat!

Frozen Hot Chocolate – Frozen Hot Chocolate only takes 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make! Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate curls for a real treat.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – Frozen Strawberry Lemonade takes minutes to make and is filled with lemonade, strawberries, ice and pineapple juice.

Watermelon Juice – Delicious and Refreshing Watermelon Juice – a favorite drink in the summer time! Made with watermelon & strawberries! 

Oreo Shake – A cool and creamy Oreo Shake whips up in minutes for a classic treat. Perfect for kids and adults alike!!

Slushy Punch Recipe – Slushy punch is fruity and fizzy and perfect for any occasion. Adding wax fangs make it a Halloween must!

Easy Halloween Punch – This sweet & fizzy orange sherbet punch is one of our all-time favorite Halloween drinks!! It is a perfectly festive Halloween punch!

Peppermint Milkshake -This cool & refreshing Peppermint Milkshake is a simple, quick and very tasty holiday treat everyone will enjoy.

Eggnog Milkshakes – Deliciously festive Eggnog Milkshakes are a quick 5 minute holiday drink that the whole family will enjoy!

Witches Brew – Witch’s Potion Drink recipe – a chilled Lime and Pineapple mixture that is bubble and perfect for your next Halloween party! 

Watermelon Smoothie – Naturally sweetened watermelon smoothie is refreshing and under 100 calories! It’s the perfect healthy treat to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – Looking for a way to use up your ripe bananas? Enjoy a tall glass of creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie this summer for a satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie – This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is delicious and made with ingredients you probably have on hand – bananas, strawberries, yogurt and milk!

Blueberry Smoothie – This delicious yogurt and flaxseed blueberry smoothie is a new favorite. It is simple and comes together in minutes!

Fruit Smoothie – A fresh and tasty easy Fruit Smoothie that takes minutes to make. It is filled with kiwi, banana, blueberries, strawberries and more making it delicious and healthy.


the complete list

Here are the picture cards for all of the refreshing Frozen Drink Recipes listed above.

With so many delicious drinks to choose from you’re sure to find several that you’ll definitely want to try!

Drinks Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade takes minutes to make and is filled with lemonade, strawberries, ice and pineapple juice.
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
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Dessert, Drinks Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe
Frozen Hot Chocolate only takes 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make! Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate curls for a real treat.
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.95 from 38 votes
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Drinks Orange Julius Recipe
Refreshing & simple Orange Julius takes a minute to make and tastes just like the real thing. It is a favorite family treat!
Total Time: 4 minutes
4.77 from 42 votes
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Drinks Watermelon Juice Recipe
Delicious and Refreshing Watermelon Juice – a favorite drink in the summer time! Made with watermelon & strawberries! 
Total Time: 8 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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Drinks Witches Brew Recipe
Fun & festive lime flavored withes brew uses only THREE ingredients and takes minutes to make!! It is perfect for any party or celebration.
Total Time: 2 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Drinks Easy Halloween Punch Recipe
This sweet & fizzy orange sherbet punch is one of our all-time favorite Halloween drinks!! It is a perfectly festive Halloween punch!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.64 from 11 votes
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Drinks Slushy Punch Recipe
Slushy punch is fruity and fizzy and perfect for any occasion. Adding wax fangs make it a Halloween must!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Dessert, Drinks Oreo Shake Recipe
A cool and creamy Oreo Shake whips up in minutes for a classic treat. Perfect for kids and adults alike!!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Dessert, Drinks Peppermint Milkshake Recipe
This cool & refreshing Peppermint Milkshake is a simple, quick and very tasty holiday treat everyone will enjoy.
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.67 from 6 votes
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Dessert, Drinks Eggnog Milkshake Recipe
Deliciously festive Eggnog Milkshakes are a quick 5 minute holiday drink that the whole family will enjoy!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Breakfast, Drinks Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
This delicious yogurt and flaxseed blueberry smoothie is a new favorite. It is simple and comes together in minutes!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Drinks Fruit Smoothie Recipe
A fresh and tasty easy Fruit Smoothie that takes minutes to make. It is filled with kiwi, banana, blueberries, strawberries and more making it delicious and healthy.
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Breakfast, Drinks Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is delicious and made with ingredients you probably have on hand – bananas, strawberries, yogurt and milk!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Drinks Watermelon Smoothie Recipe
Naturally sweetened watermelon smoothie is refreshing and under 100 calories! It's the perfect healthy treat to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Total Time: 6 minutes
4.41 from 5 votes
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Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
Looking for a way to use up your ripe bananas? Enjoy a tall glass of creamy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie this summer for a satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack.
Total Time: 3 minutes
4.58 from 7 votes
Check out this recipe

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  1. Your frozen hot chocolate is the best! We will be trying all your frozen drink recipes all summer! They are so refreshing!

  2. It’s probably the first thing you reach for in the summertime. Something to drink! A good variety of recipes to take care of the thirst. Very refreshing!

  3. I’ve already used the fruit smoothie recipe. It was a hit and I’m excited to be making more the summer. Aside from the recipes I do have to say I was super happy to see how too to add sugar to the rim of the glass. I always love when restaurants do that and now I can do it at home