This is a wonderful cocktail for balmy summer nights. You'll be able to imagine you're on a tropical island.
This is a beautifully refreshing smoothie and perfect for breakfast or just a summer snack. Serve in tall glasses with straws.
Black tea gives this fruit punch a very exotic flavour despite the ingredients being commonly available. A great party drink for a summer garden party or barbecue.
This is the drink I always make for my kids birthday parties, but you'll be surprised by how much adults love it too!
Spicy, sweet, colourful and delicious - serve as a dip with corn chips, or as a topping for barbecued meats and fish.
This is an easy drink made up by a good friend -pineapple juice and vanilla vodka in a martini glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a cherry.
A cross between a breakfast sorbet and thick drink, this refreshing, virtually fat-free start to the day takes just seconds to whiz up. The secret to preparing it quickly is to keep a selection of chopped fruit in the freezer, then you can simply dip in to select a combination that suits your mood.
Fresh pineapple chunks, orange segments and slices of banana are sweetened with a maple-rum dressing and topped with toasted flaked almonds in this dessert salad.
Use plain yogurt for the yogurt cream. It will derive its citrusy flavour from the orange juice, peel and liqueur.
Great tasting and healthy. This drink is adapted from one I had in a cafe around the NSW/QLD border. I suggest using mango sorbet - it really does make a difference. With fresh fruit and green tea, this juice is a great antioxidant boost any time of year but is especially refreshing in summer.
A very easy dessert that doesn't take a lot of effort to prepare but tastes really good. If you are short of time, don't worry about soaking the marshmallows, but it tastes better if you do.
A bit retro..but this is my version of a Pina Colada made with fresh pineapple, lime juice and less coconut milk than the classic version. So its a lighter, fruitier and less sweet cocktail.
This is from my friend, Jane's family. It's an excellent non-alcoholic summer punch-perfect for Christmas. Have all the ingredients cold beforehand. To make the tea ice-cubes just make some strong black tea, let it cool then pour into an ice cube tray.
Made using the whole pineapple including the peel. The drink is flavoured with fresh ginger and cloves to provide something a little different.
When barbecuing chicken or fish I always serve it with this easy pineapple and cucumber salad that is flavoured with chilli and lime.
This is a very easy fruitcake but it needs to be prepared a day ahead. You can use mixed candied fruit instead of the cherries and pineapple.
It doesn't get better than this on hot days! A delicious blend of your favourite fruits, served cold.
This is a variant on the classic pina colada recipe which substitutes amaretto for the rum. An amazing flavour, give it a try!
A delicious breakfast smoothie blended together with apple, pear, pineapple, ginger, milk and honey. This is great on hot days too, when it's too hot to eat.
Feel like you are relaxing on a deserted island with flavours from coconut rum, pineapple and a cherry for a special treat.