Prep 2 mins
Cook 17 mins
My brother sent me an invite to join him at the Grandparents.com website & I get periodic emails from them on the art of grandparenting. The most recent email had a fun article on kid-friendly mocktails & suggested that kids should have spec beverages for their parties & also tasty + festive beverages to enjoy while their elders drink cocktails on spec occasions & holidays. Per the intro, “Shirley Temple, take a bow & step aside. Some new entertainers have taken center stage. The effervescent, sometimes sparkly, always refreshing & totally non-alcoholic mocktails are beverages that kids & partygoers of all ages will enjoy.” These 2 recipes are the final ones from the series I have entered. *Cheers* !
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 1 cinnamon stick (3 inch)
- 1 (3 ounce) box cherry Jell-O
- 2 1⁄2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup strawberry (sliced)
- 1 banana (sliced)
- 1⁄2 cup coconut cream
- 6 strawberries (whole, for garnish)
- MELLOW JELL-O: Add apple cider & cinnamon stick to a saucepan & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer 15 minutes. Add Jell-O to cider & stir till it dissolves (about 2 min). Serve hot.
- TOOTIE FRUITY: Place all ingredients in blender w/2 cups of ice & puree till smooth. Garnish ea glass w/a strawberry.
- NOTE: Altho entered together, the times reflected relate only to the MELLOW JELL-O recipe which is served hot -- BUT the TOOTIE FRUITY recipe has a 2 min prep, is a non-cook recipe & is served cold.
Great Mocktail!!! I made the Tootie Fruity version and DS and I enjoyed this with breakfast. I made as written, scaling it back for 2, except that we don't care for coconut, so just used plain 2% milk in place of the coconut cream. Thanks for sharing a refreshing smoothie recipe. Made for your win in the football pool!!! Congrats!!!