It truly doesn’t matter if it’s -10 degrees or 100 degrees out there, we’re going to want a little something sweet after dinner. The problem with it being 100 degrees is that we would rather do just about anything than turn our oven on, so we put together a little list of ice-cold desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you beat the heat this summer. Let’s get started!
Frozen Hot Chocolate
We get it, the combination of ‘frozen’ and ‘hot’ doesn’t make much sense, but, you know, it’s just an icy version of the rich, creamy drink we all know and love. These are perfect for whipping up indoors, then adjourning outside with of an evening. And don’t think for a second you don’t need the whipped cream topping; it doesn’t matter if your glass is frozen or piping hot, it will always taste better topped with whipped cream. Get the full recipe here!
Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
These frozen treats are like a slice of strawberry cheesecake on a stick. If strawberries aren’t your thing, you can opt to make these with just about any fruit you like, and major bonus, you can make a lot of these at once so if you’re expecting a bigger crowd, consider dessert done. Get the full recipe here!
There is no dessert more classically summer than a s’more; the only issue is, you need some source of heat to properly make them and we don’t know about you, but that’s a no from us. While we love a good campfire, we like this frozen version of a s’more so much better during these heat waves. And don’t worry, frozen or traditional, the amount of sticky gooey mess is about the same. Get the full recipe here!
Fresh Fruit Popsicles
We love taking advantage of the colorful, delicious, in-season fresh fruit during the summertime and a fun way to incorporate it into other dishes is by making fresh fruit popsicles. If the kids are super bored, these fresh fruit popsicles are even pretty fun to make. (But way more fun to eat!) Get the full recipe here!
Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
There aren’t many ways we won’t eat an Oreo, but stuffed with ice cream? That’s a no-brainer, of course, we’re in. All you have to do is swap out Oreo filling for some ice cream and toss them in the freezer and save them for when you’re ready. These are also great for when you just want a little nibble of something versus a whole piece of cake or what have you. (Or you may want to eat ten in one sitting, we don’t know, and we aren’t here to judge.) Get the full recipe here!