8 cool summer quenchers

Hot days call for cool drinks and frosty treats, like a refreshing Blueberry-Coconut Slush, a creamy Chocolate Fizz, or a classic minty Mojito.

Blueberry-Coconut Slush
A tall glass of this creamy, fruity drink will turn a hot day into a cool treat.

Yield: Makes 2 cups

1 cup pineapple sherbet or sorbet
1 cup frozen blueberries
3/4 cup canned reduced-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

In a blender, combine 1 cup pineapple sherbet or sorbet, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup canned reduced-fat coconut milk, and 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut. Whirl until smooth and pour into a chilled tall glass (at least 16 oz.).
Watermelon Granita
A little lime and a lot of watermelon make this icy granita a sweet, refreshing snack. To serve, spoon large flakes into chilled glasses or bowls and garnish with a wedge of watermelon.
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The secret to a perfect mojito is lots of fresh mint. Double the recipe for the mint syrup if you're planning to make more than one batch of these refreshing summer drinks.
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Chocolate Fizz
Chocolate lovers will swoon over this rich, fizzy treat. Give it a good mix in a cocktail shaker full of ice before serving for the ultimate cooling effect.
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Raspberry Lemonade
Fresh raspberries give this sweet-tart quencher its vivid red hue. Set a pitcher of it on your table for instant color.
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