Cool, Colorful Summer

Warm weather is here and it’s time to start thinking about fun in the sun. Beat the heat this summer with these fun and easy ways to stay cool with a little help from Tampico!

Juice Cubes
Instead of using regular ice cubes, create something tastier by filling ice trays with your favorite flavors of Tampico drinks. Not only are they colorful and delicious, they’ll keep your drink from getting watered down when they melt! Kids will love helping to make them and enjoying them too.

Tea with a Twist
Have you tried Tampico’s new iced tea varieties yet? They’re available in five fruity flavors: Playful Peach, Poppin’ Pomegranate, Sunny Starfruit, Sunset Mango, and Tropical Bliss. Choose your favorite and pour it into an ice cube tray, just like the juice cubes. Then, add a sprig fresh mint to each cube and freeze. As the cubes melt, the mint will be released into your tea for an extra flavorful drink.

DIY Popsicles
Cooling off with a popsicle is a classic summertime favorite for kids from one to ninety-nine! Instead of buying them from the store, why not create your own with all the goodness of your favorite Tampico flavors? Choose from Blue Raspberry, Citrus Punch, Island Punch, Kiwi Strawberry Punch, Limonada, Mango Punch, Peach Punch, Pineapple Coconut Punch, Strawberry Banana Punch, and Tropical Punch, then pour it into a popsicle mold. If you don’t have a mold, an ice tray will do, or you can even fill up a small cup for each popsicle. Add a wooden stick and freeze. If you have extra time, you can create a multi-flavor pop by filling the mold or cup part way, freezing it, then adding another flavor on top until you’ve used as many flavors as you want. In a few hours, you’ll have a colorful and fruity treat to enjoy.

Fruity Smoothies
Everyone loves a good smoothie, and it’s easy to make your own with just a few simple ingredients. Start with 2 cups of your favorite Tampico drink. Add 1 banana, peeled and sliced, and 1 cup of another fresh or frozen fruit. Strawberries, mango, blueberries, and peaches are always tasty choices. Combine the drink and fruit in a blender along with 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth. Give it a taste test. If necessary, you can add a bit of sugar {this usually depends on what fruit you choose to use}. Pour it into a glass and enjoy!

What are your favorite ways to stay cool all summer long?