Try out these 20 Cool Treats Perfect For Summer!

Twenty Cool Treats Perfect For Summer

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen26 Comments

Yesterday when I got into my car after a round of interminably long errands, the car’s temperature gauge said that it was 116 degrees outside. I think that Death Valley has a world record high of 134 degrees and here in southern Arizona we are (give or take) just a few degrees short of that record.  I believe it might be time for me to take the welcome sign off the front of our house and instead replace it with one that says, “Welcome to hell.” Um not that my house is hellish and all……

Anyways, today to beat the heat I hit my favorite online idea factory, Pinterest, and I found a whole bunch of fun and easy recipes to help beat the heat! So if you too are feeling like the skin on your face just might melt off, have I got the perfect list for you!

Try out these 20 Cool Treats Perfect For Summer!

To start off, how about some dairy free Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream!

Try this delicious recipe for dairy free orange creamsicle ice cream!

Or check out this Orange Creamsicle Float!

Take your float to the next level and turn it into a delicious orange creamsicle float!

I remember as a little girl Shirley Temples were the best and so I think there is probably nothing better on a hot summer day then one of these bad boys!

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Floats!

 Well this next one might also be a hot day contender for the winning slot….

Strawberry Colada Smoothie

Delicious Strawberry Colada Smoothie recipe!

 Or would like to learn how to make the world’s best Cherry Limeade? Then check out here.

Also, don’t miss this recipe for an easy 5 minute Peach and Pineapple Tropical Slushies!

Peach & Pineapple Tropical Slushies!

 Do you like watermelon? Well then you are going to want to check out these 3 easy peasey recipes!

Watermelon Lemonade!

Host an old fashioned watermelon bust this summer and make sure to add in some delicious watermelon lemonade!

And of course, what is not to like about a Strawberry and Kiwi Popsicle!

The perfect summer treat strawberry, watermelon and kiwi Popsicles!

 Or check out some of these other great ways to cool down with watermelon:

Watermelon Fizz

Three Ingredient Watermelon Slush

You can go ahead and “freeze right here on this next summer treat, because it looks amazing! Hello and welcome to the line-up, cookies and cream pudding pops!

Cool down this summer with a cookies and cream pudding pop!

Of course making the list are these Gummy Popsicles!

Cool off with these Gummy Popsicles!

Ready for a little bit of summer heaven, then take a look at these Nutella and Cool Whip Popsicles!

Nutella and Cool Whip Posicles are a perfect way to treat yourself on a hot summer day!

Here is some more great Popsicle inspiration:

Blueberry Vanilla Popsicles

Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Pops

So now let’s move onto some other cool treats, how about we talk a little more about ice cream.

Want to cool down right now? Well, then check out this homemade Banana and Snickers ice cream!

Want to cool down thIs summer, then check out this recipe for homemade banana and Snickers ice cream!

Who does not love circus animal cookies? Add in ice cream and you have a real winner!

 Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream and Sprinkles!

I am not sure that there is anything that cream cheese does not make better, so take a look at this red velvet ice cream with cream cheese icing swirls!

Red Velvet Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Icing Swirl!

Perhaps, a smaller portion might serve you better.

Frozen Blueberry Bites!

 Or, who could resist these adorable Frozen Yogurt Buttons.

Frozen Yogurt Buttons!

After looking at all of these recipes, I think that my previous plans for the afternoon have now changed and they no longer include a trip to my local grocer for a little “ice” related therapy.

Meanwhile in Atizona our plans are a little different.

Stay cool and thanks for stopping in!



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  1. OK, you need to send some of that heat here as yesterday it dropped about 40 degrees with a rain/thunderstorm we had and was about 50 degrees after it. Temps slowly climbing back a bit today, but still windy. However, so hoping to try a few of the treats you shared with some warmer weather real soon now!! :)
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  2. Aww… look at the cute little buttons!
    Ok, so it was a bit cold here today. Like.. November. It would be nice if our two ridiculous places of living could meet in the middle more.
    I’lll meet you in the middle for the circus animal one!
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  3. Oh, how fun! I HAVE to make that Shirley Temple ice cream float for my oldest this summer. She’ll completely flip. Though the yogurt covered blueberries look pretty fantastic too….(and may fit perfectly into one of our upcoming parties) Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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  4. I love the idea of Shirley Temple ice cream floats and the yogurt covered blueberries look like the perfect late night snack. I’ve not so hot in Northern California right now, but I feel your pain. Stay cool Jen :)
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  5. Hi Jen, and I thought it got hot here! Me and Catherine have been sat here gobsmacked (after we converted) at you having to endure temperatures of 116! We do hit temperatures in the 40’sC , but only ever during a heatwave, I think the highest I have known it here is 45C ish (just under your 116F) and we didn’t leave the house.

    Love these cool summer treats, checking out the frozen yogurt drops (they look so cute!) and the strawberry colada smoothies.

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      It really is mind boggling how hot it is. The good news is though that once it gets that hot we get rain. It is called our monsoon season. The first storm through though was pretty violent and wrecked a lot of stuff. I am not sure that bodes well for the rest of the season….

      Stay cool my friend :)
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  6. Your watermelon lemonade and the peach and pineapple smoothie — so perfect! These all look wonderful! I love summer treats even if I don’t like summer temps! When we lived in the Middle East we used to joke that “at least it was a dry heat,” but once it tops 125F or so, it doesn’t much matter. You’ve got 116F in early JUNE??? Oh, dear, come see me! :)
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    1. So you have lived the dry heat? Today my car thermometer read 122 after we got in the car after church? We can survive because we have AC and pools, but how did the early settlers do it?? Plus what made them stop here and say, wow this feels perfect! Maybe they first arrived in December :)
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