Food & Drink

10 Easy-to-Make Cold Summer Treats


With summer finally here, 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 backyard, 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 summer sun and inevitably start 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 tummies 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—scroll down to see. 


1. PB Cookie Dough Vegan Milkshake


2. 3-Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade Fro-Yo


3. Frozen Blueberry Bites


4. Frozen Lemonade

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5. 2-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream


6. Watermelon Lime Sorbet


7. Coconut Kiwi Popsicles


8. Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops


9. Creamy Strawberry Popsicles


10. Berry Ice Cream Pie With Graham Cracker Crust


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