Drink  Recipes


Cool tips for chilled drinks

1.                  Give glasses a pretty sugared rim by dipping the edge of each glass into beaten egg white, then into castor sugar. Leave to dry for 30 mins.

2.                  Always use freshly made ice cubes. Discard old ones which may have absorbed other food flavours.

3.                  When entertaining outdoors, keep flies away from your drinks by covering glasses with small pieces of clean banana leaves.



A drink traditionally made with yoghurt and chilled water, this delicious variation uses fresh ripe mangoes, thick creamy yoghurt and icy cold skim milk. Make this one, then use strawberries, papaya and peaches or raspberries to create your own unique Lassi treat. Use low-fat instead of full-cream yoghurt, if desired.

300ml natural yoghurt

250ml milk (or skim milk)

1 ripe mango - peeled, stone removed and flesh chopped

castor sugar to taste

To serve: crushed ice and freshly chopped mint

Place yoghurt, milk and mango into a food processor and process until thick. Sweeten to taste with castor sugar. Place a handful of crushed ice into each glass. Pour the Lassi mixture over the ice and serve immediately. Top with chopped mint. Serves 3-4.



This thirst-quenching treat is easy to prepare and uses just two ingredients. Substitute lemonade for Green Ginger Wine when you make it for the kids. And for yummy after school snacks, pour liquid into paddle-pop moulds and freeze until solid.

1 honeydew melon

150ml Green Ginger Wine (from bottle shops)

Remove seeds and rind from melon and cut flesh into rough chunks. Place melon and Green Ginger Wine into a food processor and mix until smooth. Pour into a shallow metal tin, cover and freeze for 3 hours or until solid around the edges. Remove from freezer, mash with a fork until slushy and spoon into serving glasses. Serve immediately - serves 4.



Be careful, this cocktail packs a punch so tell your guests it contains alcohol. Cut back on the rum if desired.

1/2 fresh ripe pineapple - peeled, cored and chopped

200ml fresh orange juice

175ml white rum

1 cup crushed ice

1 pomegranate - halved and juiced (or use Grenadine)

Place pineapple into a food processor and whiz until pulpy. Add orange juice, rum and ice and process 10 seconds or until frothy. Pour into cocktail glasses and drizzle each with pomegranate juice. Serve immediately - serves 4 to 6.



Rekindle fond memories of after school treats with these icy-cold milkshakes. Chill some glasses and grab the ice-cream scoop, it's time to make milkshakes. Here are some good old-fashioned milkshake recipes that everyone will love. And they're so easy to make. For those sensitive to dairy foods, use soy milk and soy ice-cream as milk and ice-cream substitutes.



1 cup cold chocolate milk

4 scoops chocolate ice-cream

To serve: grated chocolate optional

Place milk and ice-cream in a blender and whiz for several seconds until smooth. Pour shake into chilled glasses and decorate with grated chocolate.



1 cup cold milk

2 scoops vanilla ice-cream

1/4 cup caramel-fudge sauce

Mix ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses.



1 tablespoon strawberry flavouring

2/3 cup cold milk

1/3 cup cream

2 scoops strawberry ice-cream

Put all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. Serve in chilled glasses.



1 cup cold milk

2 tablespoons Nestle Malted Milk powder

4 scoops vanilla ice-cream

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Taste and add sugar if desired. Pour into chilled glasses and decorate with a sprinkle of drinking chocolate and grated chocolate, if desired.