Summer Foods Can Keep the Summer Going

Emma Hild, Senior Staff Writer

Summer is a perfect time to try new things, and dedicate some extra time to creating refreshing recipes. But as the warm weather dwindles, it is a great time to remind yourself of that summer feeling with these pinterest summer recipes.


  1. Chick-fil-a Frozen Lemonade: On a hot summer day imagine sitting by the pool, relaxing, and enjoying the sun, and then BAM, you realize you are parched and need a cool Chick-fil-a frozen lemonade.  But do you really want to wait in that long line at the drive-through or even leave your relaxing pool day? Absolutely not! In this recipe, you only need 4 ingredients: vanilla ice cream, 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, ½ cup of sugar, and 2 ½ cups water. This will make about 3-4 servings so plenty to tame your cravings.  The full recipe is at
  2. Smoothies/smoothie bowls:  Lately I have been obsessed with smoothies and smoothie bowls.  In my opinion, you can never get tired of them. There are so many different ingredients to mix and match!  I really like the berry ones that have strawberries and blueberries with bananas as a nice addition! 

Junior Sarah Luechtefeld ‘23 loves “strawberry banana smoothies!”  A strawberry banana smoothie is super easy to make only needing frozen strawberries, 1 banana, and milk.  Then just blend it all together and you will have a delicious smoothie.  For more detailed instructions on how to make this go to 

  1. Bread Co Mac and Cheese:  Bread Co’s mac and cheese is a fan favorite. Now you can save yourself a trip and make it yourself. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and serves 6 people! It includes 1lb shell pasta, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, ¼ cup flour, 2 ½ cups milk, 4 ounces white American cheese, 8 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar, and ½ teaspoon salt.  The instructions on how to make this are at 
  2. Thin Mint cookies: Girl Scout Cookies are only available for 1 out of 12 months. To resolve your cravings for the rest of the year, try making Thin Mints at home! This recipe calls for flour, cocoa powder, salt, butter, sugar, egg, peppermint extract, and dipping chocolate. This does take longer than the other recipes, but these are totally worth it.  It takes about an hour and a half for a batch, but think about how many memories you can make with your friends and family and you get cookies out of it. This recipe needs ¾ cup unsalted butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract, 1 ½ cups flour, ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Sydney Gibson ‘23 says, “ I love thin mint cookies and they are my favorite when they are put in the freezer!”  I will definitely be trying that soon. For the full recipe see
  3. Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher: Call me basic but this is my favorite summer drink.  Sometimes I feel lazy and don’t want to leave the house so a homemade refresher sounds like the perfect option! The ingredients you need are water, sugar, white grape juice concentrate, passion fruit concentrate, natural green coffee flavor, and Freeze-Dried strawberry pieces.  This recipe will take 5 minutes to make which definitely beats the long lines at Starbucks! This recipe can be found at 


These recipes are great to bring back that summer feeling we all crave. Get creative in the kitchen with these summer recipes.