The summertime heat is the perfect excuse to enjoy a delicious frozen treat! These amazing ideas are packed with yummy ingredients to help you cool down on a hot summer day.
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You’ll find recipes for ice cream, slushies, ice cream cake, shaved ice, ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes.
Now the hot debate: which frozen treat will you create first?!
1. Frozen Yogurt Push Pops
From Smart School House
Love all things frozen and sprinkled? So do we! These frozen yogurt push-pops are a cheery and tasty frozen treat that will keep you and your little ones happy all summer long. They are made with homemade vanilla frozen yogurt and a magical layer of rainbow sprinkles. The best part is that you would never believe how easy they are to make!
2. Super Easy M&M Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
From Princess Pinky Girl
There is no wonder why this super easy M&M Ice Cream Sandwich cake has gone viral. It is an easy to assemble, no bake dessert that will quickly become an all-time family favorite. Ice cream sandwiches get layered with a delicious and silky Cool Whip chocolate pudding mix, then drizzled with hot fudge sauce and loaded up with M&Ms. It is a great summer treat when you are entertaining a crowd.
3. Strawberry Coconut Shaved Ice
From House of Yumm
So cold and refreshing, this tasty treat will keep you cool during those hot summer months. Strawberry and coconut shaved ice is flavored with real ingredients to make a treat for your children that you can feel good about. A little cream of coconut turns shaved ice into a wonderful, amazing, coconut dream and fresh frozen strawberries create a lovely flavor combination. Bring out the food processor and get started!
4. Cookie Dough Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
From Shaken Together
In the heat of the summer, sweet frozen treats are a must. And if you must make something sweet and frozen, why not stuff cookie dough Oreos with cookie dough ice cream for glorious two bite wonders? These cookie dough Oreo ice cream sandwiches are deliciously decadent, and surprisingly easy to make! Carefully open your Oreos, add a half scoop of ice cream, and pop them in the freezer for twenty minutes. Dessert is served.
5. Frozen S’mores
From Bitz n Giggles
There is no better feeling than huddling around a campfire and baking s’mores with the family, but when it’s hot an alternative frozen treat is a must. Have the best of both worlds by whipping up a batch of these frozen smore’s desserts. Buttery graham cracker crusts get topped with silky chocolate ganache, a sprinkle of marshmallows, and a healthy dollop of chocolate ice cream. Pop in the freezer and get ready to enjoy!
6. Grandma Gail’s Ice Cream Cake
From Princess Pinky Girl
I hope you are sitting down for this one. Grandma Gail’s Ice Cream Cake is the dessert that will get you invited back to every party. The scrumptious cake is loaded up with layers of dense pound cake, different flavors of ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and crumbled Heath candies. Experiment with different flavor combinations and switch up the ice cream flavors to totally customize this tasty treat.
7. Easy Kool Aid Slushies
From Mom Advice
Making your own slushies is fun, frugal, and a sweet summertime pastime for the kids. As soon as schools lets out, they will be begging to make mom’s infamous homemade slushies to celebrate their last day of school. The great thing about these easy Kool-Aid slushies is that you can make a different batch with new flavors every time. Try fun flavors like watermelon, mixed berry, and even strawberry kiwi!
8. Frozen Yogurt Melts
From How We Learn
Along with the summer months come cold treats like ice cream, popsicles, freezies, and all that good stuff. If you are on a quest to keep your family healthy and happy, try making these delicious and nutritious Frozen Yogurt Melts. They are loaded up with fresh chopped berries and plain or vanilla yogurt. They are incredibly creamy with just the right amount of sweet, making a lovely snack for a summer afternoon.
9. No Bake Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
From Princess Pinky Girl
Another version of the amazing, easy, and delicious no bake ice cream sandwich cake! This is one dessert that is sure to keep your family and friends begging for more. Ice cream sandwiches are layered with crushed up Oreo cookies, rich hot fudge sauce, creamy Cool Whip and silky chocolate pudding. Each bite of this ice cream cake is like a party in your mouth.
10. Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Ice Cream
From It’s Always Autumn
If I had to choose a favorite summertime treat, it would probably be ice cream. Pulling out the ice cream maker to make my own always seems like a chore, but this brilliant ice cream hack takes out the hassle and gets you your custom ice cream flavor in under ten minutes! Simply mix your toppings into a plain vanilla ice cream for a custom sweet treat. This recipe calls for creamy peanut butter, chocolate cookies, chocolate fudge sauce, and Reese’s Pieces. Talk about delicious.
11. Ice Cream Pops
From Kids Activities Blog
We like birthday parties, we like ice cream, and we love to create. It’s time to play with our food and have fun making these tasty layered ice cream pops! Let your kids go crazy making their own ice cream pops, loading them up with colorful candies, chopped up chocolate bars, fresh berries, and more. What I love about these is that they are portion-controlled, so the kids can enjoy each bite of their ice cream without eating bowlfuls.
12. Healthy Frozen Banana Treat
Instead of tossing your leftover or unwanted bananas, slice them and throw them in the freezer for future frozen desserts. Pull them out of the freezer when the craving strikes to whip up some delicious homemade chocolate ice cream! The delicious treat is ready to eat in just a few minutes and makes the perfect sweet treat to curb your cravings. If you don’t like chocolate it is also super easy to switch up the flavors and experiment with what you have on hand.
13. Easy Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
I almost feel silly posting this recipe it is so easy, almost. These Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches take minutes to put together and will always make you happy when you bite into one. Separate your Oreo Cookies, stuff them with your choice of ice cream, and roll them in a variety of sprinkles for a colorful treat. These mini, bite-sized ice cream sandwiches are perfect to keep in the freezer for a summer snack on the go.
14. TGI Friday’s Oreo Madness Copycat Recipe
From It’s Always Autumn
Smooth vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two super thick, cookie shaped pieces of Oreo crust, drizzled with copious amounts of fudge and caramel. Noe that is a dessert worth making! This copycat recipe for the Oreo Madness dessert from TGI Friday’s is for serious Oreo lovers, and you are going to want to find a really good hiding place so your family doesn’t steal them all before you have the chance to snack!
15. Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars
From The Lean Green Bean
These wildly popular Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bites are a huge hit with children and adults alike. The bite-sized snacks are made in an ice cube tray, and can be totally customized to your taste by changing up the toppings you add. I would love to try plain yogurt bites loaded with raspberries, almonds, chocolate chips, and granola! These frozen yogurt bites make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack option.
16. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
From Pint Sized Baker
If you are looking for a new strawberry shortcake recipe to enjoy this summer, look no further. These Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches require no baking, need minimal prep time, and are a great way to enjoy fresh and sweet strawberries during strawberry season. Frozen slices of vanilla found cake are filled with vanilla ice cream, fresh chopped strawberries, and a hint of sugar. Kick them up a notch with a thin layer of chocolate!
17. Frozen Coconut Berry Pie
From Kitchen Meets Girl
From the flaked coconut-studded graham cracker crust to the creamy coconut filling, this Frozen Coconut Berry Pie is the ultimate simple summer dessert. Some shredded toasted coconut gives the pie a little extra oomph that takes this tropical, summertime pie right to the edge of awesome. This pie is incredibly easy to make, and you could even speed up the process by using a store-bought graham cracker crust.
18. Samoa Milkshake
From Wine & Glue
This milkshake speaks for itself. It is inspired by the delicious Samoas Girl Scout Cookie, but you don’t actually need a box of Samoas to make one. So you can make this tasty shake no matter how far you are from girl scout cookie season, or if you happened to not order quite enough boxes! With some chocolate ice cream, coconut milk, caramel, and toasted coconut you can recreate this dessert anytime you like.
19. Frozen Chocolate and Oreo “Soufflés”
From Live Laugh Rowe
Listen up! These frosty delights are great to have on hand when you don’t want to head out in the heat. Frozen Chocolate and Oreo Soufflés are better than any store-bought ice cream treats. With all kinds of chocolate and a bit of crunch, they are frozen dessert perfection. I can almost assure you that if you are a chocolate lover or Oreo cookie lover, you will not be disappointed.
20. Chocolate Chip Cookie Crusted Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie
From Wine & Glue
If you are a cookie dough lover like me, you are going to fall head over heels for this chocolate chip cookie crusted cookie dough ice cream pie. The ice cream in the pie is a no machine recipe, so it is a snap to make. And the cookie dough chunks come from a super easy recipe, too! With a chocolate chip cookie crust, this pie is totally irresistible.
21. Kid’s Party Food: Banana & Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
From Spaceships and Laser Beams
Summer, kids, and ice cream go together perfectly. This frozen banana and chocolate chip ice cream is the perfect summer treat of kid’s party food idea. And adults are sure to enjoy it just as much. Creamy and healthy banana ice cream is blended with rich coconut milk and then dotted with sweet chocolate chips. When you are ready to serve dessert, pull the dish out of the freezer and you are all set! It tastes extra delicious in a waffle cone.
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