11 Summer Drinks For Your Little Ones


Summer is here, and it’s the time of the year where every parent struggles to make their kids stay hydrated and maintain a healthy level of electrolytes in their bodies. Believe me, I’m one of those parents. This got me looking for ways to keep my kids hydrated, and with a little trial and testing, I have come up with a list of fun and healthy drinks for summer that kids won’t be able to resist. These drinks are perfect for staying hydrated, and both you and your little ones can enjoy making and drinking them.

1. Oreo Milkshake


The perfect summer drink for your little one. But why go out to have an Oreo milkshake when you can make it at home? All you need are some Oreo biscuits and some frozen milk. Blend them all, and voila! Your Oreo Milkshake is ready.

What’s best?
Ingredients like unbleached enriched flour containing wheat flour, iron, niacin, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), and riboflavin (Vitamin B2) makes it a perfect milk partner.
It’s Vegan friendly.
Fiber rich and low in sugar.
becomes kids’ favorite as Oreo milkshake.

2. Mango Mocktail


If your kids don’t like fruits, here’s a summer drink that they won’t be able to resist. Make this refreshing summer drink with fresh or frozen mango, and add two scoops of your favourite vanilla ice cream. You can also add a little pineapple juice to give it a more fruity taste.

What’s best?
Amazing source of potassium.
Rich in fiber, carbs, Calcium, sodium and Vitamin C.
A perfect treat for toddlers and kids starting from one year as the smooth texture will feel like heaven. It isn’t just a drink but a good deal if your kids fuss about food in summers.

3. Mixed Fruit Lassi


Kids love sweet lassi, but if your kid isn’t one of them, then try adding some fruits to the lassie. It’ll make it more tasty and appealing for kids. The goodness of lassie combined with the refreshing taste of the fruit is something both kids and adults can enjoy.

What’s Best?!
It’s super rich in protein and helps give mass to your muscles.
Fruits like mango, strawberry, banana, muskmelon, apple, and chikku complement each other best.
The best part is the Lactobacillus bacteria it contains that can lubricate the intestines and help breakdown the food.
It also helps enhance the absorption of nutrients from food and ease digestion.

4. Aam Panna


You can’t enjoy the Indian summer without Aam Panna’s tangy taste of unripe mangoes. It’s one of the healthy drinks for summer that kids love. This summer drink is known to replenish the body’s salt and prevent stomach aches in kids.

What’s Best?!
Amazingly beneficial for digestion. It’s great for providing relief from constipation and diarrhoea.
Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, dietary fibre, Vitamin B-6, Potassium, Magnesium and Iron.
Most importantly, the Vitamin C content helps boost immunity.

5. Watermelon Smoothie


Summers are incomplete without enjoying a good watermelon. And, if you can’t find a way to make your kids eat watermelon, try a watermelon smoothie. It’s one of the homemade drinks for summer that is easy to make. To add more thickness to the smoothie, you can use frozen watermelons.

What’s Best?!
Nothing beats summer better than a drink of a water-based fruit with an ample amount of Vitamin C.
It is packed with nutrients and beneficial plant compounds.
helps improve heart health.
It may relieve muscle soreness and strengthen muscles to enable a healthy lifestyle.
Super healthy, hydrated skin is a bonus.

6. Strawberry milkshake


Satisfy your little one’s sweet tooth with the good old strawberry milkshake. If your strawberries are already sweet, cut down on the amount of sugar you add. Strawberry milkshakes have become my kid’s favourite, and I’m sure your kids love them too.

What’s Best?!
It is suitable for new mothers or weight loss aspirants as it is low in calories, which makes it a healthy shake with fewer calories.
Boost immunity.
Fight against bad cholesterol.
Good for teeth.
It gives you healthy skin.
Fight with inflammation.
It adds Vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium to your nutrition count.

7. Jal Jeera


Made with ingredients like mint, ginger, pepper, and cumin, it’s one of the healthy summer drinks that tastes amazing. It’s the perfect summer drink for kids to quench their thirst after an outdoor playing session.

What’s Best?!
A refreshing and natural drink with the goodness of black salt.
It relieves intestinal gas and poor digestion.
It hydrates the body.
It’s good for the respiratory system too.

8. Rooh Afza Milkshake


The list of homemade drinks for summer is incomplete without Rooh Afza.

It has become an Indian household brand. Rooh translates to “Soul,” and Aphza translates to “Nourish.” Rooh Afza milkshake is easy to make, and it tastes amazing.

What’s Best?!
Combining Rooh-Afza with milk relieves Dehydration on top
Potassium, magnesium, sulphur, and calcium helps in maintaining water balance in the body.
Improves hemoglobin
Reduces Fever
Prevents Indigestion
Prevents Nausea & Diarrhoea

9. Rooh Afza Lassi


The name Rooh Afza has become synonymous with the term “summer refreshing drinks for kids.” Rooh Afza and Lassi are the two most customizable summer drinks. Mix these two together, and you get the match made in heaven. Rooh Afza Lassi is something everyone should try.

What’s Best?!
The Lactobacillus bacteria in lassi combined with the amazing benefits of Rooh-Afza makes it an I-Want-More thing among kids.
It helps in lubricating the intestines and helps break down the food.
It also helps enhance the absorption of nutrients from food and ease digestion.

10. Watermelon Lemonade


Watermelon and lemons come together in this refreshing drink. Try freezing the watermelon or using ice cubes for ice-cold water for a more refreshing drink or slushie. If you don’t believe your kids will like salt, leave it out.

What’s Best?!
It is Thirst-Quenching. There are lots of benefits of watermelon. …
Vitamin C. Lemons contain a lot of vitamin C. …
Watermelon and lemon put together becomes anti-bacterial and contains Electrolytes which is super energetic in summer afternoon.
Loves your Heart and protects from any hey-why disease for long-long time.
Loves your skin too.

11. Fruit Punch


Made with various fruit juices such as orange, pineapple, and apple. For added zing, add lime juice. For picky eaters, the apple bits will make this summer drink much more appealing! Liven up your kids’ birthday party with fruit punch. The minerals and vitamins from fruits make it one of the healthy drinks for summer.

What’s Best?!
It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds that are not found in processed drinks.


Summer refreshing drinks for kids are a fun way for them to stay cool in this scorching heat, and involving kids in making these drinks can be a fun activity for parents and their children. So go ahead and try out these drinks during the summer holidays. The best part about these healthy drinks for summer is that you can add your flair to them.

Use sour less curd to make this smoothie.
Always check with your doctor before giving any new food to your baby.
No need to add any sweetener as the fruits have natural sweetness.


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