Summertime essentials: electric fan or aircon, comfortable clothing, and a refreshing drink in hand. The sweltering weather doesn’t seem to be going away soon and all we can do is try to deal with it. Since we still cannot leave our homes for that summertime palamig in the mall or your favorite coffee shop, your kitchen’s to the rescue. Try these easy-to-make refreshing drinks that aren’t only cool but will satisfy your sweet tooth’s cravings.
Sago’t Gulaman Samalamig
The classic Pinoy merienda companion! And it’s even better when you get to DIY your own cup, where you put more arnibal because you just need more sweetness. Best paired with the classic meriendas you can find in a street near you: fishball, kikiam, kwek-kwek, or calamares.
If you’re looking for a quick beverage to pair with your lunch, melon juice is the way to go. All you have to do is shred the melon, add evaporated and condensed milk, and ice — as easy as 1-2-3.
You know what they say: when life gives you lemons, you make some lemonade. It isn’t even as difficult as you think it is! This video gives you a step-by-step tutorial on how you can make your preserved lemon in syrup in just a few steps. Wait until it sets, add some ice and sparkling water, and you’ve got a perfect glass of sweet and slightly sour lemonade.
Why go for pre-mixed iced tea when you can try to make your own? It’s a fun process to do with your family and there are tons of flavors and combinations you can do. This tutorial gives you three recipes you can try. And if you’re missing the end-of-the-week-catch-up over mojitos with your friends, this tutorial shares a mojito iced tea recipe! But it’s non-alcoholic.
Or maybe you might want to add some.
Need your daily dose of caffeine but sick of the usual 3-in-1 coffee? This tutorial teaches you five different iced coffee drinks that are based on Starbucks drinks! After you try making them, you might want to skip the Starbucks run, save money, and just brew your own at home.
When you think of a perfect summer getaway, here’s what it usually looks like: you’re on a tanning chair by the beach, sipping a fruit shake while reading a good book or just looking at the ocean. We can’t go to beaches yet but you can have the same feeling when you try these! Honestly, not a summer goes by without having fruit shakes.
Buko Pandan Sago’t Gulaman
We often find buko pandan sago’t gulaman brought by one of your it’s during a potluck and everyone loves them. It’s the perfect dessert after your unli servings of rice and ulam! This drink is sweet, milk, and that buko pandan flavor just slaps.
Milo Jelly Samalamig
Your childhood isn’t complete if you didn’t grow up with Milo and tried eating the powder (just the powder) at least a couple of times. If you want to level up your Milo Dinosaur, why don’t you try adding some jelly or gulaman to it? You’ll be shocked at how much of a milk tea~ feel it gives because of the jelly!
What are your favorite summer drinks? Share with us below!