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Springtime Treats for Parents and Kids

April 13, 2018

There’s more than one way to enjoy these classic warm weather refreshers in your Laurel, MD apartment.



Youngsters will love…

This drink has to be the all-time favorite of the spring and summer season. Its classic, sweet-and-sour taste has been delighting children for generations. For particularly hot days, Food Network’s Ina Garten wrote a fantastic recipe for frosty lemonade. Sit poolside at your Laurel, MD, apartment and share this treat with your kids.


At the end of a long day you can enjoy…

Host the Toast” and “The Blond Cook“ both offer more sophisticated versions of this traditional drink. For bourbon lovers, the whiskey ginger thyme lemonade is a perfect choice. The drink is aromatic, with just a hint of spice along with the tart lemon flavor we all know. In contrast, this watermelon mint lemonade is much fruitier, but no less nuanced. Subtle undertones added by the cucumber and the sweetness of the agave syrup make this drink absolutely refreshing.

Ice Cream


Kids will eat this up!

To make a common dessert into something more exciting this spring, set up an ice cream buffet. Just a few flavors (say, chocolate, vanilla and mint chocolate chip) and a handful of toppings can turn this ordinary treat into something to talk about! And the good news is, you probably have most of the best ingredients at home. Favorites like chocolate syrup, sprinkles and whipped cream are a must. But, you can also sneak in some healthier options like fresh strawberries and blueberries, chopped nuts, sliced bananas and crumbled graham crackers. The more colorful it is, the more kids will love it!

And you’ll appreciate this…

Although it’s a little more ambitious, making your own ice cream is a great way to create flavors for a more refined palate. Southern Living has put together an awesome list of 25 homemade ice cream flavors, including coffee liqueur cookies-and-cream, avocado key-lime, pineapple mint and other quirky picks.


BONUS: If you have children, a roll-around ice cream maker can make a whole day of fun! UCO Gear (new owners of YayLabs!) offers their SoftShell ice cream ball in pint and quart sizes. And you’ll have plenty of room to kick it around, because there’s a park right behind your Laurel, MD, apartment at Crestleigh.




They’ll smile all season long!

Although 7-Elevens make a lot of money off Slurpees, parents know that what’s in them is simple: ice, water, sugar and flavoring. Check out this recipe from “Genius Kitchen” for ingredient amounts and instructions. Even though you’ve got a fully equipped kitchen in your Laurel, MD, apartment, all you need for this recipe is a blender. And, believe it or not, it only costs 6¢ per serving!

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You can take a well-deserved break with…

Frosé. Frozen rosé is becoming increasingly popular. It’s delicious, mature and, most importantly, chilled. Bon Appétit has a simple recipe for this sophisticated spring treat. The recipe’s author, Rick Martinez, recommends buying a “full-flavored, full-bodied, dark-colored rosé”, because it will lose some of its vibrancy during freezing. Side effects of sipping this cocktail on the expansive balcony of your Laurel, MD, apartment may include increased ego and total relaxation.

Whether you’re inside enjoying the air conditioning, basking in the breeze of your ceiling fan or sitting out on your private patio in the sunshine, these drinks satisfy. With the recipes above, you can amuse the kids and carve out some space for yourself as well. You could spend your spring in a spacious apartment with wall-to-wall carpet and your summer lounging by a sparkling swimming pool. Visit Crestleigh and Horizon Square’s Laurel, MD, apartments today and see how.