Summertime is a time of much anticipated rest, relaxation, and outdoor fun. It's also a time most of us don't want to spend in the kitchen. Here are six great treat ideas for mouthwatering treats that will keep you and your kitchen nice and cool all summer long.
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Ice pops are a favorite for all ages in the hot summer months, and they are incredibly easy to make. This can be as simple as filling an ice cube tray with your favorite juice and inserting your own toothpicks or popsicle sticks as the juice freezes, or try this recipe for Mint Julep Sticks, that includes an optional splash of bourbon for the adults.
No Bake Cheesecake
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake: Image Source
For a delicious dessert that doesn't require you to heat your oven, try this delicious No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake recipe. And for something a little more patriotic over the 4th of July, try this America Flag Cheesecake. For a slightly different twist, this No-Bake Lime Mousse Torte will please everyone at the table.
Strawberry Shortcake is a traditional summer favorite with so many variations to choose from. Use biscuits, pound cake, angel food cake, or try this delicious recipe which includes homemade short bread. Top it off with store bought whipped cream or whip up a batch of your own, flavored with vanilla for an extra touch of luscious decadence.
Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream is always a crowd pleaser, and if you have a small ice cream freezer, you can even make it just for yourself. Check out freezer sales for getting your own. Ice cream is also great in a number of other treats like root beer floats or hot fudge sundaes, or throw some on the side of some warm apple pie. Here is a video to show you how to make vanilla ice cream at home.
Gluten & Dairy Free Blackberry Cobbler: Image Source
Fruit cobbler is another summertime favorite as there are so many different types of berries you can use during the season. Try this recipe for an Easy Batter fruit cobbler, or this recipe for Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler. When it's finished, you can top it off with a side of your own homemade ice cream.
Anything with Blueberries
Blueberries are available all over the country all summer long and provide a great boost for antioxidants and summertime treats. For a breakfast or brunch, try this recipe for Blueberry Buckle or Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake. For dessert, try blueberry cobblers, pies, or even crumb bars for a great treat that take advantage of the season.
Whether you feel like baking or not, summer offers a variety of delectable treats that will keep you cool and refreshed and give you the best fruits of the season. These six summertime treat recipes will definitely make your mouth water!