With school out and summer in full swing, my kids are spending a majority of their time outdoors in the hot and humid sun. From playing in the sprinklers to riding their bikes up and down the sidewalks to running around in the park, they work up a sweat each and every day. When they finally venture back indoors, they are famished and ready to devour the entire kitchen.
Their snack requests are at an all-time high, and our (usually) filled pantry can’t keep up with their needs. Their usual go-to snacks of apple slices and cheese don’t seem to cut it. They want something cold and cool to ward off the hot and sticky summer sun and our neighborhood ice cream truck intuitively makes its rounds down our street when they’re begging for ice cream.
As an alternative to their daily ice cream intake, I’ve started to look for new and healthy snack ideas that will cool them off while keeping their tummy’s full. I’ve rounded up 10 easy to make cold summer treats that you both you and your kids will enjoy. These recipes are easy enough to make with your kids and don’t require a ton of ingredients.