Recipe Challenge!! : Summer Drinks & Treats with #ClearAmerican Water #ad

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You know me.  I love a challenge and I REALLY love recipes.  This week, I had the chance to create a few of my own.  Well, actually the challenge was to create one, but as a chronic overachiever and indecisive recipe selector, I made all three.  You’re going to be so happy that I did!

Clear American Water was something new for our family.  You’ll find it in the bottled water section of your local Wal-Mart.  I was truly shocked at the vast variety of flavors that were available.  You can buy individual-sized bottles, in 4-packs or the larger 33.8 oz bottles.  Since my challenge was to create a recipe using Clear American Water, we opted for the larger bottles and selected every flavor available on our local Wal-Mart shelves.  Even more amazing?  Those large bottles were only 64¢ each.  Compare that to a 20 oz soda at the check out stand.  Clear American Water is a great bargain!

These yummy flavored waters packed a few more surprises for our family.   They’re carbonated.   We seriously loved them, just straight from the bottle.  The flavors were delicious and served ice cold, they were incredibly refreshing.  Plus, Clear American Waters have 0 sugar, 0 sodium, 0 caffeine and 0 calories.  Surprises are good!

So, what are we making?  Strawberry Slushies, Mandarin Orange Popsicles and Fruit and Cream Parfait Sodas!  Are you hungry, yet?  :)

Clear American Water

Strawberry Slushies

 

mandarin orange posicle

Mandarin Orange Popsicle

I’ve made it super simple for you to go through my shopping experience and see the step-by-step photos of the creation of my three summertime treats.  You’re going to love how quick and simple they are, which is critical in the midst of summer heat waves.  When your family wants something cool and refreshing, now you’ll be able to offer them something fun, affordable and delicious.  Watch my ThisMoment slideshow below, to learn how.  (P.S.  If you’d like to watch it full-screen with large print captions, feel free to view it on my ThisMoment page.  It will open in a new window for you.)  And there is a printable version of the Fruit and Cream Parfait Sodas recipe,  at the bottom of this post.  Enjoy!!!

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Fruit and Cream Parfait Sodas
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups various fresh fruits, sliced and chopped for parfaits
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream
  • Clear American Flavored Waters in varieties to complement your chosen fruit
  • whipped cream (spray can works best)
Instructions
  1. Put a layer of ice cream in the bottom of a pretty glass.
  2. Add a layer of fresh fruits, continuing to alternate ice cream and fruit layers until you are within 2 inches of the top of your glass.
  3. Pour your chosen flavor of Clear American Water over the parfait and fill until the foam reaches the top of your glass.
  4. Spray with whipped cream and garnish with fresh fruit.
  5. Add long spoons and a straw and collect tons of smiles as you pass out these yummy Parfait Sodas.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American ® brand beverages.  The recipes are original and as always, at Busy-at-Home, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.

 

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  1. Nicole Brady says

    We bought popsicle molds this year and have been experimenting with various beverages but in ever thought about putting the Clear American water in them! And those parfait sodas look like something I would find in a fancy restaurant! Haven’t watched the ThisMoment shopping trip, but now I’m so excited about these recipes that I need to go do that!

  2. says

    I love,love this. We recently began making popsicles at home but had no luck with the popsickle kit we got. It is made of BPA free plastic but 3 of them already broke in less than a month. Do you have any suggestions?

    I’m a new follower and it will be great if you can stop by my blog at http://sweetvintagelady.com

    • says

      Gladys, we received our set as part of a yogurt promotion, last summer, so I haven’t purchased any recently. I know that Tupperware used to sell a set. Also, I think you would be able to set those tiny paper Dixie cups with the fruit slushie mixture, add a popsicle stick and freeze them to make delicious popsicles. I would definitely leave them on the tray to freeze. Warming them a second in your hand should be enough to slide them out of the cups and then the paper cup can just be thrown away. If I get a chance, I’ll look around the web and see what I can find for popsicle molds. I’ll bet some other readers may see this and have some ideas, too!

  3. says

    They all sound great! My sister got me using this water. I find we lean toward the lime the most for cocktails, etc. Definitely comes in handy, and you’re right – I’m always shocked by the price in comparison to other soda/water, and so many flavored waters are loaded with sodium. This is definitely a great option!!

  4. says

    Glenda, we buy those waters all the time. They are by far my son’s go to drink of choice. I never for a second thought of using them in a recipe and now I am truly inspired. Your recipes look amazing and I love that I have a new source in which to cook from. And who knew it would come in the form of bottled water from Walmart that we already buy! LOL Thanks for the great recipes!

  5. says

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  6. says

    Very creative. I have these in my fridge all the time and never thought to used them for anything else. They are very yummy. Mandarin orange, and the Cranberry grape are my favorites.

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