Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

The Nosh Pit – Summer (Non-Alcoholic) Drink Recipes

Are you looking for some yummy and refreshing homemade drinks for the whole family on these hot summer days?

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: May 19th, 2014 in Culture » Food » Recipes

It could get messy, but it will always be memorable. Every week in the Nosh Pit, we’ll lead the gathering of an impassioned group of foodies, offering delectable dishes, seasonal treats, and other goodies to nosh upon.

We’ll introduce the timely scenario – what to bring to an obligatory sports party or contribute to a spring picnic–and share some auspicious recipes. Spice up a soiree, diversify your dinner, or help convince those reluctant souls that ‘soy substitute’ is not synonymous with ‘stale.’

Recipes are best shared, passed from one sated soul to the next, with everyone adding just their own flair, and creating endless yummy possibilities. At a concert, people shed inhibition and share passion in a moment of synergy and excitement; they will do the same in the Nosh Pit, directing their unparalleled enthusiasm towards food.

Kosher Summer Drink Recipes

As you kick back, enjoying this glorious spring day, take a look at these thirst quenching, and delectable summer drink recipes.

Iced Green Tea With Mint from Joy of Kosher


1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

3 green tea bags

2 tablespoons honey

4 cups boiling water


Combine mint leaves, tea bags, honey and boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes; remove tea bags. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until chilled. Enjoy!

Iced Coffee from Culinary Kosher


Dairy version:
3 tablespoons good-quality instant coffee
¼ cup water
1½ cups milk
4 tablespoons sugar
10 ice cubes
4 tablespoons coffee ice cream or vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons coffee liqueur (optional)

Pareve version:
3 tablespoons good-quality instant coffee
2 tablespoons sugar
1½ cups soy milk
½ cup Rich’s Rich Whip
6 ice cubes
2 tablespoons cocoa


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for a few minutes, until mixture is completely combined and frothy on top. Serve very cold. Enjoy!

Berry Splash from My Recipes


1 (0.13-oz.) package unsweetened cherry drink mix

6 cups white cranberry juice

1/4 cup sugar

Garnish: fresh mint sprigs or strawberry leaves


Stir together first 3 ingredients and 2 cups water in a large pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Cover and chill. Garnish, if desired. Enjoy!

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