Summer is upon us and we have spend every free minute in the pool. The kids are gearing up for the last few days of school and are making big plans for the summer. It’s 95F almost every day and we just started the summer heat. The pool has reached 87F and it’s the perfect spot to cool off, with a cup of iced tea.
While the kids had a blast splashing around I made my famous homemade Peach Mint Ice Tea to get them cooled off quickly once they get out off the pool. I love making this tea and keeping it in the fridge all summer long. I can control how much sweetness the kids will drink during the summer and I can also easily change up the flavor by adding different fruit. We have tried this with Strawberry and Blueberry and the kids love it, but the Peach is my favorite.
It’s so easy to make, I make a pitcher or two every night and keep it in the fridge that way we never run out of it. I usually buy the tea in bulk on Amazon (Affiliate Link) and keep it on auto ship during the Summer month that way I never run out. I pick up fresh fruit at the farmer’s market each week depending on what they have in stock or what the kids like and if all else fails we just add lemon or lime and enjoy it that way, too.
Simple drinks during the summer are my passion so you will find lots more fun drink ideas in the weeks to come, I’m trying to cut down on Soda or eliminating it altogether and by making my own drinks the kids can get involved and will drink it most likely instead of soda.
Another fun twist I like to do sometimes once I have the tea ready and chilled is bring out my Sodastream (Affiliate link) and add some carbonation, the kids think they are drinking soda and I love knowing that they are only drinking what I want them to drink. I personally love the added carbonation, too. If you haven’t tried it, I highly encourage you to do so, it’s amazing even with fruit juices. Totally brings me back to my childhood, we weren’t allowed to drink any kind of soda at all, ever! We had a Sodastream and my grandma would always make me her homemade fruit juices with the carbonation, ahhh… The Memories… Who needs soda, right?
It’s your summer, it’s your turn to create memories with your kids! Drink up and make you feel good about what you are dishing up, Mom is in control but the kids don’t have to know about that. Don’t forget to check out a few of my other drink creations below, I’m sure you will enjoy them and my Pinterest board always has great ideas, too. Feel free to follow me, I always love to connect with my readers.
Happy summer ya’ll…. Make it the best one yet!!!
Blueberry Mojito ~ Virgin