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Summer BBQ With Kids – Sliders, Ice Pops, and Tampico Slushies


Thank you Tampico Beverages for sponsoring this conversation. #ColoryourSummerwithTampico

Summer is almost here. I am excited to have my kids home for summer vacation. It’s a time to hang out with our friends and family. It is a time to celebrate the start of summer vacation.

I am going to make it easy for you have a summer BBQ with kids. Here is a complete menu with recipes. You can also download this shopping list so you don’t forget anything when you go to the store.


Summer BBQ Menu:

(Printable Recipes)

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Watermelon
  • Cupcakes
  • Tampico & Cream Ice pops
  • Tampico Slushies
  • S’mores Pie



Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

  • 12 Slider buns
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • lettuce
  • ketchup
  • 2 pounds ground beef (80/20 is the best)
  • Your favorite burger seasoning


Preheat your grill (or your an cook in a cast iron pan).

Season your meat and mix well. (I used onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.)

season burger

Form the meat into 12 large meatballs and then flatten. Make them a little bigger than the bun because they will shrink when you grill them.


Cook for about 7 minutes on each side.
Place each burger on the slider bun and top with cheese, bacon, ketchup, and lettuce.



ice pops

Tampico & Cream Ice Pops

  • Ice Pop Molds (6)
  • 1 cup Tampico Mango Punch
  • 1 cup coconut milk


Mix the Tampico Punch and the coconut milk in a large measuring cup.

Pour about 1/3 cup of the liquid in each container about 1 inch from the top. (You can adjust the liquid depending on the size of your containers. Just mix equal part of Tampico Punch and Coconut milk.)

pop 1

pop fill


Place them in the freezer for 4 hours. Run them under warm water to easily remove the ice pops from the mold.

pop ready

pops freeze

Tampico SLushie

Tampico Slushies


Fill a cup to the top with crushed ice. Add a straw.

Fill the cup up half way with the Tampico Mango Punch. Let it sit for a minute so that all the punch gets to the bottom of the cup.

fill half

Top off the drink with the Tampico Tropical Punch.

Depending on the size of the cup, you could make it multiple colors. Just make sure you give each level enough time to sink.

Serve and enjoy!

My kids had so much fun at our party. They loved that the burgers were small just for them. We invited the neighborhood kids over and they played for hours. The other parents especially loved the Tampico Slushies. It’s the perfect treat to cool of during the summer.

happy kids

You can recreate this menu all summer long! Get outdoors and enjoying colorful moments together with Tampico. Summer is a my favorite season. I get to spend more time with my family. We can relax because there are no more baseball practices, homework, and waking up early.

Whether you’re planning a camping trip or hosting an outdoor movie night; be sure to soak in everything summer has to offer with actives the entire family can enjoy.


Make Tampico a part of all your family gatherings! They make several drinks that the whole family will love. You can find it on the beverage aisle at your favorite store. (There’s no need to keep it in the refrigerator until you open it, so it’s easy to bring with you on trips.)

Would you like more creative ideas for your summer? Check out for more great recipes and crafts.

Have a fun filled summer vacation! Do you have any fun plans?






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Leslie Crosbie

Monday 4th of July 2016

Tampico & Cream popsicle sounds delicious!! Using Coconut milk is a great idea, I cant wait to try them!!

Sue E

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

These awesome recipes were pin-worthy!! They would add goody fun to any BBQ!! I, myself, love slushies! I was not aware that many food treats can be made with Tampico. Thank you for sharing!

Jerry Marquardt

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Now this is my kind of summer grilling meal. I thank you so much for the bright and delicious meal idea. I will be trying this special recipe next weekend.

Jo-Ann Brightman

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Bothe the sliders and the popsicles are perfect for any picnic or summer meal. Thanks for the recipes.

Teresa A.

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Wow! Awesome ideas, .I love to cook and these are so kid friendly for my neices and nephews.

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