When the days get hot, the treats get cold! We love spending time outside once the weather is nice. This of course means we need plenty of cool treats to help keep us comfortable and full. 😉 Here are some delicious kid-approved recipes for cold treats, from smoothies to popsicles to ice cream, perfect for hot summer days.
- These Cat in the Hat Pudding Pops are delicious and fun.
20 Frozen Treat Recipes
1. From Frugal Living Mom: Chocolate and Candy Dipped Strawberry Pops
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of the most delicious flavor combinations out there. These decadent chocolate and candy dipped strawberry pops have all of the same flavors in a cool, hand held treat for hot summer days. Enlist your kids to help out making these easy and tasty snacks. Dip frozen fruit popsicles in melted chocolate then sprinkle your favorite toppings overtop. Our favorites include marshmallows, toasted coconut, and sprinkles!
2. From My Turn for Us: Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream
Ice cream comes in a million and one flavors, and every single one is delicious. This homemade cinnamon pecan ice cream is a creative and creamy flavor that any southerner would love. Swirls of cinnamon flavor and tender chopped pecans give this ice cream the most amazing flavor and it is easy to make in an ice cream maker. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecans for the perfect dessert.
3. From The Kitchen Is My Playground: Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream
No ice cream machine required for this deliciously creamy treat! This Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream is absolutely amazing and is incredibly easy to whip up with just four ingredients. If you have some whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup, and Andes Mints, you have everything you need to make this ice cream. It is loaded with bits of Andes Mints and infused with a wonderful mint flavor through and through.
4. From A House Full of Sunshine: Easy Celebration Ice Cream
For real, the recipe you are about to see will rock your world. It is the easiest dessert in the history of mankind and is guaranteed to look absolutely fabulous at your next party or special family gathering. Once you know the secret to this delicious dessert you can add any of your favorite ingredients to the mix, like dark chocolate, halved cherries, crushed Oreos, toasted coconut, and more!
5. From The Grant Life: Frozen Tiramisu Pie
Its cold. Its sweet. It has coffee in it. Pass me a slice, please! Switch up the traditional version of Tiramisu with this delicious frozen Tiramisu pie! A sweet and buttery ladyfinger crust is topped with layers of creamy mascarpone ice cream, rich coffee soaked ladyfingers, and fresh whipped cream. It’s like a frozen coffee covered in whipped cream and sprinkled with cocoa. It doesn’t get any better than that.
6. From Frugal Living Mom: Kiwi Raspberry Pops
It is always easier to get the kiddos to eat their fruit when it is in popsicle form. These healthy fruit pops are loaded with a delicious combination of tangy orange juice, sweet frozen raspberries, and fresh chopped kiwis. This recipe cuts out the sugar and processed ingredients in store-bought popsicles, and the result is super tasty. Kiwi Raspberry Pops are bright and colorful, and make the ultimate summer treat.
7. From The Kitchen Is My Playground: Creamy Coconut Ice Cream
Seriously folks, if you are a fan of coconut you are going to want to make this Creamy Coconut Ice Cream. The recipe only calls for three simple ingredients that you may already have on hand, and no ice cream machine is needed! Coconut flavor takes over this ice cream, creating a tropical flavored, ultra-creamy cold treat. A few scoops of this creamy coconut ice cream are sure to brighten up your day.
8. From Confessions of an Overworked Mom: How to Make Frozen Yogurt
Do you know how to make frozen yogurt? The fruity frozen treat is a trendy snack because it seems to be a healthier choice than ice cream, but many of the brands found in the grocery store have way too much added sugar. Once you know how to make your own, you can make it without all the additives and in any flavor your heart desires! Leave it plain or add in fresh fruit or chopped nuts for fun flavors like dark cherry or café latte!
9. From Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Grape Sherbet Recipe
This yummy homemade Grape Sherbet is a fresh and frozen dessert that is sure to take you back to your childhood. The recipe is super easy to follow and uses simple ingredients like grape juice, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a splash of cream. When combined, they make a grapey frozen treat that is perfect for summer snacking.
10. From Framed Frosting: Honey Raspberry Parfait Pops — full of fruit and dairy, these pops are the perfect way to start a summer day.
11. From I Want Crazy: Greek Yogurt Pops — three ways to make these delicious treats!
12. From I Should Be Mopping the Floor: Coffee House Pudding Pops
These coffee house pudding pops are full of summery goodness, and the coffee flavor isn’t overpowering so they are enjoyed by adults and kids alike. The recipe takes an easy pudding pop recipe and puts a coffee house spin on it by using flavored creamer. Mix up the pudding pop flavors with different variations of instant pudding and coffee creamer. Chocolate paired with salted caramel mocha is delicious!
13. From Architecture of a Mom: Smores Pudding Pops
Who says you need a campfire to make smores? Send yourself back to summertime, campfire cookouts, and everyone’s favorite sticky sweet treats with these incredible S’mores Pudding Pops! Chocolate pudding pops are loaded up with sweet mini marshmallows and crushed graham cracker cookies. Freeze them overnight in a popsicle mold, then enjoy! They make the best treat on a warm summer day.
14. From Some of This and That: Sunrise Smoothie Recipe
Warm weather means cool drinks! This Sunrise Smoothie recipe gets just that. I love smoothies because they are super simple to make, taste amazing, and are usually a pretty healthy breakfast or snack. This bright and cheery smoothie has two delicious layers filled with strawberry and mango flavor. Sliced banana, a splash of orange juice, and a scoop of Greek yogurt add the best taste and some extra nutrients.
15. From Eating on a Dime: Root Beer Float Popsicles
Are you ready for a summer filled with refreshing and frugal frozen treats? Kids would have a blast making these delicious Root Beer Float Popsicles, especially on a hot summer day when all you want is a cold snack. They are a serious money saver too. You only need some popsicle molds, natural vanilla ice cream, and a few cans of root beer. You can make a whole batch without breaking the budget, and enjoy them all summer long.
16. From The Kitchen Is My Playground: Frozen 7-Layer Banana Split Pie
Summertime and ice cream pretty much go hand in hand for me. If you feel the same way then you are in luck! This amazingly delicious Frozen 7 Layer Banana Split Pie has ooey gooey layers of vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, crushed pineapple, sweet bananas, chopped pecans, and homemade chocolate sauce nestled inside a graham cracker crust. Top with some whipped cream, sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry for a scrumptious treat ready to be gobbled up.
17. From Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
Talk about delicious! These Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles taste like mini cheese cakes swirled with fresh strawberry flavor. The sweetness of the cream cheese goes great with the slight tartness of the strawberry layers. Plus, they are super easy to make as long as you have a food processor and a few minutes of spare time. Combining two of your favorite desserts is always a good idea.
18. From Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cherry Granitas
I absolutely love this simple and delicious icy treat. Rainer Cherry Granitas is a refreshing and chilling treat made with fresh pitted rainier cherries, a splash of fresh squeezed lime juice, and a sprinkle of sugar for sweetness. If you have never made granitas before, it is extremely easy so don’t worry. All you have to do is throw the ingredients in a blender, spread into a glass baking dish, and freeze, scraping the mix every so often to keep it icy and fluffy.
19. From Architecture of a Mom: White Chocolate and Strawberry Pudding Pops
Sneak something sort of healthy into your typical pudding pops with these delicious White Chocolate and Strawberry Pudding Pops. Creamy and sweet white chocolate instant pudding pairs perfectly with fresh sliced strawberries. You wouldn’t believe how easy they are to make, and they truly create the perfect summertime treat. Enjoy the white chocolate berry yumminess!
20. From Some of This and That: Triple Berry Fruit and Yogurt Pops
Summertime means warm weather and fresh fruit from the garden and local farmer’s market! Nothing beats a nice cold popsicle on a hot summer day, and these Fruit and Yogurt Pops are a delicious addition to your summer popsicle line up. They are super simple to make and use real ingredients so you can be sure you are feeding your kids nothing but the best. Simple to make, and good for you too. You can’t get much better than that.