No summer is complete without frozen treats. And lots of ’em! I don’t expect to hear many arguments on that, so without further ado, here is a roundup of summer recipes for cool treats you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
I love it when the seasons change and I can switch from hot coffee to iced. It takes much less time to make a big batch of cold brew, and then you’re good for the week! I can’t wait to try this iced peanut butter latte on a weekend when I can get out the blender. Mint iced coffee might sound odd at first, but I had it in a coffee shop in Kentucky and it’s awesome! Iced coffee coconut soda would be perfect for a brunch with friends — you can even add kahlua!
One of my favorite things when I was younger was to make my own popsicles out of plastic Tupperware molds and Kool-Aid. (Blue was my favorite flavor.) I made popsicles with my own kids the other night out of fresh strawberries, sugar, and some cream. They LOVED it! You can find a tutorial on making homemade fruit popsicles, with four different recipes, here. For something a little bit more complicated, try layered watermelon ice pops. And for something more decadent, try butterscotch pudding popsicles or Neopolitan popsicles.
No summer would be complete without homemade ice cream. There’s your standard vanilla and chocolate, of course. For something more unique, try salty honey. If you don’t mind recipes with multiple steps, this blueberry pie ice cream is for you! And I promise your kids will go crazy for cookie salad ice cream. These cool treats will be so delicious, your kids won’t even notice the ice cream man as he jingles around the neighborhood!