My kids love playing outside on hot summer days. We try to keep them hydrated as much as possible. This 2 ingredient orange juice frosty drink is a great way for them too cool off and make themselves. It is the perfect 2 ingredient recipe to make on a TOO HOT summer day!
Affiliate links are included in this article.
- Math: Following 3 step directions and measuring using standard forms of measurement.
- Writing: Participate in shared writing experiences and create an opinion piece.
- Reading: Make personal connections with stories.
Orange Juice Frosty Drink Recipe: Math in the Kitchen
I know this recipe may sound super simple, but my family begs to make Orange Juice Frosties at least 3 times a week. It is a great way to lower their sugar intake (the ice waters the orange juice down) and add more fluids. It is also an easy measurement activity for kids.
If you want to add a little more to this frosty beverage, add in a spoonful of Greek vanilla yogurt.
2 cups of your favorite Orange Juice
1 cup of crushed ice. (1 1/2 cups if using cubed)
Directions to Make 2 Ingredient Orange Juice Frosty Drink
1. Measure the ingredients.
2. Pour the ingredients into the blender. (there is less mess if you add the ice first)
3. Blend for 1 minute or until the drink is frothy and the ice is all blended. There should be no large ice chunks.
Pour into kid-friendly cups and enjoy!
Sure most of us can hop inside a cool air-conditioned building when it is hot outside, but what are some other ways to cool down on a hot summer day? In this story, Wet Dog is OH so HOT. He goes through the neighborhood trying to stay cool: sticking his face in the car washes watering hose, sitting near a lady fanning herself and misting roses and ends up in the lake next to a wedding party wearing fancy clothes.
In this delightful rhyming picture book, wet dog is trying everything to be cool. My kids can relate and always get a giggle out of this book. It is the perfect read when we have just come in from a bike ride and made our Orange Juice Frosty Drinks to cool off.
After reading, talk about ways that you can cool off on a hot summer day.
Make a group List
I wrote a list on a piece of paper as the kids made their suggestions
- Go in the pool
- Take a cool bath.
- Make a paper fan.
- Drink and icy orange drink.
- Play with ice and water.
- Splash in a lake.
Journal your favorite
Write down your favorite way to cool off on a hot summer day.
Encourage young writers to draw their pictures while you write down what they say.
Let older children write a paragraph explaining how they cool off in more detail.
I usually draw and write along side them as this is a great time for me to sneak in a little bit of creativity into my day as well.
Make a book
If you have several pages, assemble them together and create a homemade Our Favorite Ways to Cool Off book. Put a piece of construction paper on the top and bottom and staple the sides. Snuggle in and read it together.
5 Ingredient or Less Recipes
For more 5 ingredient or less meals from the Sunday Supper Team, check out this list of over 45 recipes.
- 2 Ingredient Orange Juice Frosty Drink by The Educators’ Spin On It
- 5 Ingredient Power Smoothie by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Five Ingredient Sangria by Our Good Life
- Pina Colada Summer Smoothie by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Appetizers and Snacks
- Crescent Jalapeno Poppers by The Weekend Gourmet
- Crockpot Chicken Chili Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
- Gluten Free Peach Salsa by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Grilled Zucchini and Goat Cheese Roll Ups by Food Done Light
- Marinated Feta Tomato Skewers by Noshing with the Nolands
- Roasted Chili-Lime Peanuts by Casa de Crews
- Strawberry Coconut Soup by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- 3 Ingredient Steak Marinade by MealDiva
- Chicken Fajita Bake by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Crab Pasta by Caroline’s Cooking
- Grilled Portobello Mushrooms by Palatable Pastime
- Healthy Chocolate Protein Pancakes by Momma’s Meals
- Homemade Porcini Almond Pasta by The Joyful Foodie
- Italian Sausage & Broccoli Rabe by Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
- Italian Style Cannellini Beans with Fennel & Chicken by Delaware Girl Eats
- Salmon in Puff Pastry by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Simple Brined Roast Chicken with Herbs and Garlic by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Simple Grilled Tilapia by Cooking Chat
- Skirt Steak and Grilled Potatoes for a Crowd by Family Foodie
- Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken by Nosh My Way
- Slowcooker Ravioli Lasagne by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Brazilian Black Beans by Curious Cuisiniere
- Korean Seasoned Dried Squid (Ojingeochae muchim) by kimchi MOM
- Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Sauerkraut and Apple Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Sesame Lime Edamame by Magnolia Days
- Southern Style Squash Casserole by Recipe for Perfection
- Tomato, Avocado and Bacon Salad by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Apple Drop Candy by What Smells So Good?
- Chocolate Toffee Cookies by NinjaBaker.com
- Coconut White Chocolate Truffles by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Easy No Churn Peach Frozen Yogurt by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Fluffernutter Cookies by Pies and Plots
- Magic Pudding Dessert by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Rhubarb Crumble by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Recipe Substitution Tips by Sunday Supper
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.
You may also like:
Renee Dobbs says
What a way to cool down and brighten up a hot summer day.
Liz Berg says
So much more fun than a plain glass of oj 🙂
Shelby Law Ruttan says
love frosty drinks and a great way to give a child a treat that is nutritious and fun at the same time!
Nichole C says
YUM! Like a healthy Orange Julius – I love it!
Wendy Klik says
We forget that every single experience can be used as a learning tool for our kids or in my case grandkids. And in this instance they are also rewarded with a delicious treat for all their hard work.
Tammi @Momma's Meals says
What a fun way to change up the classic OJ. My kids will love this.
T.R. Crumbley says
Such a fun take on orange juice!
Jennifer Miller says
What a fun way to jazz up OJ!
Laura Dembowski says
This is such a great idea for summer!
Marlene Baird says
Imagine all the education from one three-ingredient juice drink
This sounds like an easy but delicious orange beverage!
Susan Pridmore says
So refreshing and healthy on a hot summer day!
Sarah Reid says
Love frosty drinks like this!
Tara Noland says
Well, that couldn't be easier and delish on a hot day!!
Cindy Kerschner says
A great idea to cool kids off this summer!
Lauren Everson says
Forget kids, I'd take a glass of this! =)