Keep your cool by swapping expensive big-brand ice-cold drinks for these cheap alternatives instead


THERE is nothing better than an ice-cool drink on a hot summer’s day but the price charged by coffee shops can leave you cold.

You don’t need to buy expensive brands, however. Try these cheap alternatives instead.

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Sip, sip, hooray — we’ve got the solution for keeping cool with bargain-priced summer drinks[/caption]

ROSÉ A GLASS: Frosé, also known as  frozen rosé, is my favourite naughty-but-nice treat.

Make it on the cheap by pouring Lidl’s £2.49 Baywood British Rosé into a roasting tin and placing  in the freezer overnight.

The next day, mix in strawberries with sugar, blend with lemon juice and crushed ice and purée until smooth. Freeze again until thickened.

SAVE: Up to £10 on bar-bought frosé.

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Mix your own iced coffees for a fraction of the price — Asda has the answer[/caption]

DO NOT COF’ UP: Starbucks’ iced coffees are a not-so-cool £2.70, but you can brew your own at home after a trip  to Asda.

Mix coffee and milk  with ice cubes in a blender for a ’Bucks-worthy frappuccino.

SAVE: an average £1.50 per coffee

Aldi is selling four-packs of gin popsicles for £2.99 — just 75p per lolly

IN-GIN-IOUS: What is better than a Calippo? A boozy Calippo!

Aldi is selling four-packs of gin popsicles for £2.99 — just 75p per lolly. That is cheaper than  Gordon’s gin and lime two-pack, £3 at Tesco. Or make your own by mixing 25ml gin, 40ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup and 145ml tonic water in lolly moulds. Sipsmith’s 5cl gin bottle is £3 and will make 12. That works out at 25p each.

SAVE: £1.25 per lolly compared to Gordon’s two-packs at Tesco

ROYAL SLUSH: Treat your kids to a DIY Slush Puppie. Pour sugar and water into a bowl, mix in flavouring and food colouring and freeze for three hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

If you make them regularly, invest in an Andrew James slushie maker.

At £19.99, it is £20 less than the official Slush Puppie brand version.  Or buy a three-pack of Slush Puppie sachets for £3 at Tesco, compared to around £2.50 per drink in restaurants.

This Andrew James slushie maker is half the price of the official Slush Puppie branded device

SAVE: £1.50 per Slush Puppie with sachets

ICE ICE BABY: It is £2.65 for an iced tea at Costa, but it is easy to whip up at home. Pop four herbal tea bags into a one litre jug and fill halfway with boiled water. Let it   brew, add cold water and top with ice and fruit.

SAVE: £1.50 on an iced tea

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Deal of the day

You’ll love the savings on this Emily Jersey Dress

HEAD to Boden for up to 50 per cent off in the end-of-season sale. I love the Emily Jersey Dress, reduced from £45 to £22.50.

SAVE: £22.50

Cheap treat

Just do it and save your cash with these choc-covered brazils

PAYNES tasty chocolate- covered brazil nuts are now £1.99 at B&M, previously £2.99. A perfect post-dinner snack.

SAVE: £1


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Top swap

Aldi’s Austin’s Summer Punch really is punching above it weight for £5.99

HOORAY! Aldi has brought back its Austin’s Summer Punch, £5.99, right. It is a tasty dupe of Pimm’s, £13 at Waitrose, left.

SAVE: £7.01


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