Beat the Heat! Your Refreshing #KSgrams

Beat the Heat! Your Refreshing #KSgrams

Your coolest creations to date

As temperatures have started to soar, and summer has arrived in style, we asked you to submit images of refreshing creations that keep you chilled, happy, and hydrated. Most of you shared fresh homemade drinks like smoothies, cocktails, and lemonades, whereas others resorted to ice cream to cool down. Here are your most refreshing #ksgrams:

Glowing red smoothie

Source: Karsten

Glowing red smoothie

Blueberry-mint smash

Source: @pinkeminze

Blueberry-mint smash

Watermelon drink

Source: @vas_eka

Watermelon drink

Wake-up smoothie

Source: Lena

Wake-up smoothie

Strawberry lemonade

Source: @danchen_er_w

Strawberry lemonade

Aperol Betty

Source: Ole Reykjavík

Aperol Betty

Summer snack

Source: @cindydd09218

Summer snack

Red wine spritzer

Source: Cathy

Red wine spritzer

Ice cream cake

Source: Kim

Ice cream cake

Blueberry ice cream

Source: 静是下

Blueberry ice cream

Independence Day! Show Us Your American Dishes

On Fourth of July, our colleagues and friends from the U.S. will rejoice in a national holiday with fireworks, concerts, parades, parties, and family feasts, as they commemorate the day when they became independent from the British Empire some 241 years ago. What’s not to celebrate?

We feel we should all get a slice of the pie (literally!), and embrace all things American this week. We’re talking fried chicken, barbecue ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, s’mores, apple pies, peanut butter milkshakes, or anything else magnificently American.

American potato salad

American potato salad

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Tex-Mex hash

Tex-Mex hash

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American apple pie

American apple pie

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Comment below with your photos, or upload them under any American Kitchen Stories recipe. Don’t forget #ksgram on your Instagram images, where you can find us under @kitchenstories_official.