When you're planning an Easter get-together for children, complete with colorful Easter eggs, a variety of candies and bright spring blossoms, plain milk or water just won't do. Wow your small guests with a colorful drink to celebrate the occasion. Float a marshmallow bunny or chick in any of the drinks below to delight even the pickiest of eaters.
Strawberry milk, made by blending milk with a few strawberries, is a pretty pink drink to serve on Easter morning. For a special twist, make stripes of strawberry jelly down the sides of a clear glass before pouring in the pink milk. Stick a straw through a whole strawberry, and place the straw in the glass for easy sipping.
Children and adults alike enjoy Easter creams. This layered beverage makes a sweet snack or dessert drink. Place a little chocolate syrup in a glass, fill the glass two-thirds full of milk, and top it with seltzer. It makes a pretty presentation and tastes delicious.
Rainbow punch features rainbow sherbet and a selection of fruit juices. Its combination of pastel colors makes it a perfect drink to enjoy while you dye Easter eggs. To make it, combine equal amounts of orange juice, pineapple juice and fruit punch with one bottle each of club soda and ginger ale. Add scoops of rainbow sherbet just before you serve it. This also makes a pretty punch for bridal and baby showers.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Frozen hot chocolate is a decadent treat that rivals the best chocolate Easter eggs. Combine melted milk chocolate and store-bought hot chocolate mix with milk and ice in a blender. Top the drink with whipped cream. Serve this yummy concoction with mint jelly beans for a seasonal twist.
A fruit smoothie is a healthy alternative to other sweet drinks. Pick fruits that will match your Easter decor. Make strawberry-banana smoothies for a pink drink, or whip up a mixed berry smoothie with blueberries and raspberries for a purple option. Garnish with fresh fruit, and watch the children's eyes light up.
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