Summer is coming and it is getting hot outside ( at least here in Philly it is)! As you may know, it is really important to drink, so lets do it in a fun way! There was a variety of drinks that I was supposed to decide from, but in the end I really liked all of them! Since everyone has a different taste I decided to write all of the selected recipes, and you can pick one according to your taste!

Hot Cocoa!

If you live in a place where it is still cold out, you might want to drink something warm! This recipe is pretty basic, but I have a little trick to make it taste super delicious! This recipe is from Kosher by Design: Kids in the Kitchen( as usual). I would make this when it was a day that was too cold to go outside. Everyone would sit at home and enjoy!

You will need a knife, a heavy medium pot, measuring cups and spoons, a whisk or wooden spoon, a ladle, and mugs.


  • 2 cups of light cream
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chopped or broken into small peices
  • 4 ounces of good quality milk chocolate, chopped or broken into small peices
  • 1 tablespoon of dark corn syrup
  • whipped cream or marshmellows (optional)


  1. Place light cream into heavy medium bowl, with milk and chocolates. Stir in corn syrup with your whisk or wooden spoon.
  2. Cook over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; continue to stir with wooden spoon or whisk. Make sure not to burn the chocolate.
  3. Ladle the hot cocoa into mugs and add marshmallows or whipped cream if desired!

If you are allegic to milk this is my favorite non-dairy hot cocoa recipe.This recipe is of my own creation, but it’s really good anyways!


  • a spoon cocoa powder
  • 2 spoons of brown sugar
  • a cup of boiled water


  1. Add cocoa, and sugar to boiled water.
  2. Add marshmallows or cream topping if you want!

Creamsicle Shakes!

As you could probably guess, this is for those of you out there that are already out of winter hibernation  (which is the majority of us)! This is also a drink I would make when everyone is relaxing at home! This is also from the famous Kosher by Design: Kids in the Kitchen.

You will need measuring cups and spoons, an electric blender, and tall glasses.


  • 4 cups of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 4 table spoons of milk
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  1. Place ice cream or yogurt, orange juice, milk sugar and vanilla into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour into tall glasses.

I like to take orange slices and freeze them. After they are frozen cut a slit and hang them on the edge of the glasses!

I hope you enjoy this creative side to drinks. If you have any feedback make sure to comment below!                                                  


-Malka Bettoun