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7 Ice Smoothie Recipes for a Hot Summer Party 

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When temperatures rise, a cool and refreshing smoothie is a great way to cool down. There are many different ways to make a fantastic summer smoothie, either to enjoy by yourself or to prepare for a hot summer party. Adding ice will make your smoothies light and cool, while other ingredients will add smoothness and creaminess. Choose from a variety of different ice smoothie recipes to make the perfect menu for your hot summer party or relaxing afternoon.

7 Ice Smoothie Recipes for a Hot Summer Party

When making the perfect summer smoothie, you might want to make your smoothie thicker and more indulgent, or lighter and cooler. With a few small changes, you can make your smoothie exactly as you like it. Blend these ingredients together, and get ready for cool and relaxing refreshment to your hot summer party.

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For a thicker, creamier smoothie, add more of these types of ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Nut butter

For a lighter, cooler smoothie, add more of these types of ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Frozen fruit
  • Water
  • Fruit juices

For extra sweetness, add any of these ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Agave

Don’t be afraid to get creative and make changes to these smoothie recipes to suit your taste! Take a look at these ice smoothie recipes to prepare for your next summer party.

Note: Each of these recipes is designed to make about 2 servings, but you can expand these as-needed to serve your guests.

1. The Classic: Strawberry and Banana

Strawberry banana smoothies are a classic. The sweetness of the strawberries blends perfectly with the smooth, subtle flavor of banana, making this smoothie recipe a long-time favorite.

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice

2. Berry Blitz: Blueberry, Strawberry, Blackberry

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Summer means berries of all kinds are ready for picking. Whether frozen or fresh, berries are sweet and juicy, and you can add almost any type of summer berry you have, including raspberries, mulberries, gooseberries, strawberries and more.

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk
  • (optional) dash of vanilla extract
  • (optional) dash of cinnamon

3. Bird of Paradise: Mango, Pineapple, Passionfruit, Coconut

Tropical fruits are dripping with sweetness, and perfect for a hot summer smoothie that feels like a day on a tropical island. Passionfruit is very sweet and can be difficult to find, but other sweet fruits can work just as well, such as peach or nectarine. Balance out these sweet flavors with some coconut milk, ice, and lime juice to make a truly refreshing summer smoothie.

  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ cup passionfruit
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • (optional) 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • (optional) Garnish with pineapple slice

4. Cherry Good: Cherry, Plum, Cinnamon

Cherries are a bit sweet, a bit tart, and packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Balance the sharp, bold flavor of cherries with other stone fruit, like plums. Add some zingy flavor with cinnamon and vanilla, if available, and balance these flavors with some coconut or almond milk.

  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • ½ cup cherry juice
  • 1 cup plums
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract

5. Summer Spritz: Watermelon and Strawberry

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Since they have a high water content and a subtle flavor, watermelon works great with the burst of sweetness from strawberries. Watermelon also works great with ice, and makes a cool, refreshing drink for especially hot summer days. This drink uses just ice and not milk or banana, making more of a slushy consistency that will cool you down, hydrate you, and won’t sit heavy in your stomach.

  • 1 cups watermelon
  • 1 cup strawberry
  • 1 cups ice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • (optional) Garnish with a sprig of mint or basil

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6. Orchard Meets Garden: Cucumber, Apple, Mint, Lime

Most people don’t immediately think of cucumbers as a part of a great summer smoothie, but cucumbers are packed with vitamins and minerals, and they’re also mostly water, so they can add a subtle, crisp flavor to your smoothie without overwhelming it. Choose a flavorful apple to add sweetness or tartness to this smoothie, such as Honeycrisp or Granny Smith. If you’re looking for a slightly spicy drink, this is a great recipe to add a few slices of a spicy pepper, like jalapeno.

  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 cup apple
  • 2 cups ice
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup crushed mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • (optional) 2-3 jalapeno slices per drink

7. Watermelon No-Jito: Watermelon, Lime, Mint

Light, sweet, and refreshing, a Mojito is one of the best summer cocktails. It’s commonly made with rum, but there are many creative non-alcoholic cocktails inspired by this simple, but sweet, combination. This summer smoothie uses ice and watermelon to add a bit more substance to the drink, while maintaining its simple flavors. To imitate the Mojito-like flavors, this drink doesn’t use milk or any similar ingredients, and instead uses only blended ice for a crisp, cold, refreshing smoothie.

  • 2 cup watermelon
  • 2 cup ice
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup crushed mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • (optional) Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lime

There’s truly no limit to the creative twists you can add to your summer smoothies. Dress up your drinks with some shaped or flavored ice. Focus more on water and ice to turn your everyday water into a little treat. Substitute ingredients with those you have on-hand, or make some bigger changes to make your own recipes. To get plenty of ice and give your freezer a rest, find your closest ice vending machine with the ICE2U app!


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