These family-friendly drinks are healthy, nonalcoholic alternatives to your typical party cocktails. Each of these nonalcoholic drinks makes for a fruity, herby or bubbly treat at any time of the day. Recipes like our Whipped Frozen Lemonade and Elderberry Elixir Mocktail are refreshing icy drinks you’ll want to sip on forever.
Whipped Frozen Lemonade
Whipped frozen lemonade combines the creaminess of a milkshake with the thirst-quenching tanginess of freshly squeezed lemonade for an incredibly refreshing treat. And this simple frozen lemonade treat comes together with just four ingredients and a blender. You can use light coconut milk or refrigerated coconut milk in place of full-fat coconut milk, though the result won’t be as rich and creamy. Leftover simple syrup will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Anti-Inflammatory Golden Tonic
While this tonic (or any tonic) is not a cure-all remedy, consuming more anti-inflammatory foods—like the ones found in this tonic—over time may not only ease current symptoms (such as fatigue, joint pain and chronic bloating), but it may also reduce the risk of future diseases and slow aging. The combination of green tea, herbs, honey, apple-cider vinegar and spices also makes for a tasty and refreshing beverage!
Whipped Frozen Creamsicle
For those of you who always loved to run to the curb to buy a little bit of summer on a stick, this drink is right up your alley. The secret to the straight-from-the-ice-cream-truck taste of this creamy frozen treat? Double the fruit! A little bit of frozen mango helps thicken the drink naturally in the blender while boosting the juicy flavor of fresh orange juice.
Color-Changing Lemonade Slushies
Kids and adults alike will be wowed watching this delicious slush turn from blue to pink and purple in an instant. The magical concoction is made with natural blue tea and refreshing lemonade for a fun science experiment that’s tasty too. Perfect for your child’s birthday party!
Ginger-Thyme Sparkling Lemonade
Leave the jug at home—this homemade lemonade concentrate is easier to tote, plus gives you the option to make drinks to order at your picnic. Bring sparkling and still water in your basket.
This summer-fresh lemonade with a DIY watermelon base is sure to cool you down on a hot day.
Creamy Watermelon Smoothie
This creamy vegan watermelon smoothie has a subtle coconut flavor thanks to coconut milk yogurt. Strawberries add color and banana adds a smooth texture while letting the watermelon flavor shine through.
This beautiful bright green cucumber juice is packed with fresh cucumber flavor. Coconut water and apple add natural sweetness to this refreshing drink.
Elderberry Elixir Mocktail
This effervescent winter mocktail features immune-boosting elderberry syrup alongside anti-inflammatory turmeric and a dose of vitamin C from orange juice. Use freshly squeezed orange juice for the best flavor. Depending on the sweetness of your elderberry syrup, you may want to use more or a little less.
Cucumber Margarita Mocktail
This refreshing mocktail perfectly combines the cool taste of cucumbers with the delicious tart flavor of fresh limes. It’s lightly sweetened with agave, and it’s alcohol-free!
Whipped Frozen Cantaloupe Creamsicle
Got a lot of leftover cantaloupe? Don’t worry about wasting it—just throw it in the freezer, and you’ll be ready for cool cantaloupe creamsicles whenever you get the craving. Frozen cantaloupe cubes make this blended treat refreshingly juicy, and when blended with milk or a nondairy alternative, you get a summery treat that’s just sweet enough.
Whipped Frozen Limeade
This whipped frozen limeade is a blast from the past—but much better for you! It’s got the nostalgic taste of a lemon-lime slushie, and this time it’s made with real lime juice and fresh, homemade syrup. Just a splash of dairy is enough to evoke the creaminess of vanilla soft serve mixed with the cool and tangy iced slush. Or use coconut milk creamer for a tropical twist.
Iced Mint Green Tea
Crisp and refreshing—you just may find yourself craving this beverage on a hot summer’s night.
Basil and lemon pair beautifully in this refreshing summer sipper, sweetened with a touch of honey. Make ahead and allow the mixture to infuse for 30 minutes to 1 hour before straining for a stronger basil flavor.
Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Infused Water
Refresh and hydrate with this citrusy spa water. Adding fresh fruit, veggies and herbs to still or sparkling water is a great way to boost flavor without adding calories or sugar. Serve in a pitcher for a party or bottle individually for on-the-go hydration.
Whipped Frozen Pink Lemonade
Feeling in the pink? It’s berry easy to bring a blush to your cheeks when you whip up this creamy frozen pink lemonade made with frozen strawberries. It’s the perfect balance of tangy and sweet—a better-for-you indulgence that you can whip up quickly with homemade lemon simple syrup. Use your favorite neutral-flavored nondairy milk in this vegan treat, though almond milk and other nut milks will add a stronger nutty flavor than coconut milk or oat milk.
Frozen Margarita Mocktail
This frosty margarita mocktail is a refreshing nonalcoholic copycat version of the restaurant favorite. All you need is a blender and a few ingredients to blend up this refreshing treat. Grapefruit juice, while not a traditional margarita ingredient, adds a punch of flavor in place of tequila.
A refreshing and low-calorie alternative to sugar-laden sodas.