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To get the prettiest blush color for this drink, be sure to choose rhubarb without any green streaks, and don’t remove the fibrous pink peel.

This frosty drink is as refreshing as frozen lemonade but has the added lushness of summer melon. Fresh thyme gives the fruit’s sweetness some grown-up dimension.

Buttermilk, packed with calcium and probiotics, lends a subtle tanginess to this spice-spiked lassi. Finish with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios for a hit of crunch.

Quick and easy homemade strawberry syrup melds with creamy vanilla ice cream when fizzled with club soda.

Ginger beer (which contains no alcohol) adds a sweet kick to the tart blackberries. It’s readily available in supermarkets.

Crisp julienned vegetables add crunchy texture to wheat-free pasta. To prep them fast, try the Oxo Julienne Peeler ($10, Oxo.com).

A quick raspberry sauce adds pastry-shop polish to this cheesecake. Want extra to serve alongside the dessert? Double the ingredient amounts and reserve half the sauce.

Yogurt subs for heavy cream, so it's lowfat and only tastes splurgy.

Our mini-burgers have exotic spices and herbs to make sports day gourmet.