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Frozen Treats to Keep You Cool This Summer

Written by Country Home on June 4, 2018

Summer is right around the corner, but it’s already getting pretty warm here in Texas! These frozen treats will keep you and your kiddos nice and cool on those hot summer days. Plus, they’re primarily fruit-based, so you don’t have to feel guilty for enjoying them all summer long.

Frozen Grapes

If you’re looking for a healthy, refreshing, and simple frozen treat, look no further. This one-ingredient “recipe” is sure to become a family favorite, and it’s unbelievably easy to make! All you need to do is wash some grapes, put them in a freezer bag or plastic container, and freeze them for a few hours. After they’re frozen, grab a handful or two and enjoy! We’re sure your kids will be begging for more.

You don’t have to limit this recipe to grapes; freeze any of your favorite fruits for a refreshing snack. We listed some of our favorites below.

  • Blueberries
  • Mangoes
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwis
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple

Chocolate-covered Fruit Pops

Adding a layer of chocolate and some toppings takes frozen fruit snacks to the next level.

Check out these easy instructions from Our Best Bites:

  1. Slice your fruit into 1/2″-3/4″ slices. If desired, use a cookie cutter to cut into uniform shapes.
  2. Insert a stick into the fruit and place on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Freeze until fruit is solid.
  4. When the fruit is completely frozen, dip it in the chocolate dip. Shake or twirl to remove excess.
  5. Quickly dip or roll in toppings and allow to harden.
  6. Eat immediately or freeze until ready to eat.

Banana Ice Cream

Craving ice cream? Your kids will have a blast making their very own ice cream, and you may be surprised at how easy it can be!

Chocolate Covered Katie shares an easy and delicious banana ice cream recipe:

  1. Start with bananas that are turning brown. Peel and cut into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container.
  2. To make the ice cream, throw around 2-3 frozen bananas into a blender or food processor—adding a pinch of salt and 2-4 tbsp milk of choice for smoother blending if desired—and blend until you achieve a soft-serve texture.
  3. You can serve immediately, or transfer to a container and freeze an additional 30 minutes, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, try these 10 yummy twists on this easy recipe.

(If you or your child is allergic to bananas, try this easy coconut ice cream recipe instead.)

We hope these yummy treats keep you and your family cool this summer. Which frozen treat are you most excited to try??

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