8 Fun DIY Drink Ideas To Cool You Down This Summer

When it's summer, all we want is to binge on ice cream or lounge outside with a cool, refreshing drink in hand.

Luckily, you won't have to look far for a few simple–yet fabulous–drink ideas to chill you out during those scorching summer days. These rad recipes are perfect for the season and fun to make. Keep scrolling to see what we mean.


1. Raspberry Sherbet Punch

This fruity and delicious party punch is pretty and refreshing. You can serve it at your next pool party, or just make a bowl all for yourself, we won't judge! Find the recipe HERE.

DIY Raspberry Punch

(via Natasha's Kitchen)

2. Watermelon Lemonade 

Tangy lemonade with a twist, this recipe adds even more flavor with some watermelon juice and honey. You can whip this one up along with a yummy Jell-OMG jar for the ultimate fruit-tactic fusion you've been looking for. Read the full recipe HERE.

Watermelon Lemonade

(via Delish)


3. Homemade Ginger Ale

This homemade version of a classic drink uses real ginger, lime juice and a few mint leaves. It's super easy to make, and a healthier alternative to the store-bought kind. View the entire recipe HERE.

Homemade Ginger Ale

(via Fearless Seating)


4. Peppermint Iced Tea

The addition of peppermint, lemon and mint to this iced tea make it the perfect summer refresher. It may need to sit a while for full flavor, but it's definitely worth it in the end. Get the recipe HERE.

Peppermine Iced Tea

(via Kitchen Scoop)


5. Aloha Milkshake 

If you're looking for something a little creamier, then look no further than this mouth-watering coconut and pineapple-infused shake. Top it off with some whipped cream for an amazingly sweet summer treat. Find the recipe HERE.

Aloha Milkshake

(via This Silly's Girl Life)


6. Sprite With Rainbow Ice Cubes

Nothing tastes better than an ice-cold glass of Sprite on a warm summer day, but why not take it up a notch by adding some rainbow ice cubes? You can use any clear drink you want, they look awesome and it's a simple way to add a pop of color to it while still cooling it down. View the how-to HERE.

Sprite with rainbow ice

(via Woven)


7. Black Cherry Soda 

The only thing this recipe requires is club soda and black cherry syrup. You can make your own syrup or buy it at the store–either way it'll be pretty delicious. Read the recipe HERE.

Black Cherry Soda

(via Flour on My Face)


8. Thai Tea Ice Cream Float 

Thai tea is yummy on its own, but adding ice cream to it pretty much guarantees amazingness. The recipe for this sweet and smooth drink even gives you a how-to on making your own ice cream to add. If you're feeling extra adventurous, then this one is obviously for you. Get the recipe HERE.

Thai Tea Ice Cream Float

(via Honestly Yum)


Ice-cold drinks are a summer must, but if you need some juicy and delicious summer snacks to beat the heat, you're going to want to make THESE tasty watermelon bites.