5 DIY Frozen Treats
When the weather heats up, one of the best ways to cool down is with a sweet frozen treat. While there are lots of ready-made options available, making ice-cold desserts at home is fun for kids and adults alike. Here are five of our favorite frozen treats for you to try on that next blazing hot summer day.
A tasty and healthy way to beat the heat and extend the berry season. Freeze the ice pop mixture in ice cube trays, and serve two or three in a tall glass of ginger ale for a fun summer cooler. For a non-dairy version, substitute soy yogurt or coconut milk yogurt for the Greek yogurt. If you can’t find molds, use paper cups and wooden paddles or sticks.
Sorbet is a refreshing, light alternative to ice cream, but it is so much more. Try it layered in parfaits, floated in berry sangria, or on top of another berry desserts, such as Fruit-Topped Bread Pudding or Berry Cobbler. In this version, using agave syrup means that you can skip the traditional step of making a syrup from sugar, since agave dissolves in cold water.
Cool off with a great pink smoothie combo: watermelon and frozen strawberries make a wonderful slushy drink. A touch of lime and a sprig of mint give it a South of the Border twist.
Celebrate with this festive, frosty, refreshing summer drink. Craving more watermelon? Serve the frosé with a fun and easy appetizer—skewers of cubed watermelon and feta cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar. For a non-alcoholic version, use a non-alcoholic rose or substitute it with apple juice, white grape juice, ginger ale or coconut water with a squeeze of lime.
Keep a bag of cherries in the freezer, and you can make this incredible smoothie as a snack, or even a dessert. If you’ve got too many ripe bananas, cut or break them into chunks, seal in a plastic bag, and pop into the freezer to add to future smoothies.