July 2016: Recipe of the Month

. July 1, 2016.

As American Independence Day draws near, fireworks and barbecues are sure to follow. These recipes hold up to the heat and add a little bit of color to your table: 

Red, White and Blue Pina Colada


Blue and red ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • Blue Gatorade

Base white mixture: 

  • ¾ cup of pineapple juice
  • ½ cup of cream of coconut or coconut milk
  • 2 cups of ice


  • Use a blender that you trust to blend whole pieces of ice.
  • The night before prepare Gatorade ice cubes in an empty ice tray.
  • Blend the base white mixture and divide into halves.
  • Add strawberries into one half of the reserved mixture and blend
  • Blend the Gatorade ice cubes with more Gatorade into a slushy consistency.
  • Carefully pour each of the different colored mixtures into drinking glasses.

Red/White/Blue dip


  • Red salsa 
  • Queso blanco dip
  • Blue corn chips


Use store bought dip and salsa or make your tried and true recipe. 

Red, White and Blue Popsicles


  • Popsicle molds
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lemonade
  • Blue Gatorade


  • This is a really simple and refreshing treat. The key is making sure each layer is completely frozen before adding the next new ingredient, otherwise the layers will blend together. 
  • Pour the Gatorade into the bottom of the mold and freeze the first layer for two hours.
  • Check that the Gatorade is completely frozen, then pour in the lemonade and insert  the  popsicle stick. Freeze the second layer for two hours.
  • Pour the cranberry juice over the top and freeze overnight.