Summer’s here and it’s hot! Here are recipes to help keep you cool (without turning your oven on!) for occasions ranging from a quick snack to a family celebration. These are great recipes to help check items off your summer bucket list, too. Ice cream treats while you’re watching a movie in the backyard? Done!
Tim and Sandy went live in Pampered Chef’s Test Kitchen to make treats that are guaranteed to keep you cool on the hottest of days!
Tim & Sandy are LIVE in our Test Kitchen and summer fever is in full swing! We’re making treats that are guaranteed to keep you cool on the hottest of days.
Posted by Pampered Chef on Thursday, June 28, 2018
Ice Pops With a Kick
Summer activities can bring out the kids in all of us—who doesn’t love 4th of July parades and being barefoot in soft grass? But there are some nice things about being an adult in the summer, too. Not convinced? Check out these boozy pops just for adults.
Strawberry Margarita Pops
Margaritas are a classic summer tradition, and this recipe gives you just a little chilly kick and a big punch of strawberry flavor.
- 8 oz (250 g) fresh strawberries
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) tequila
- 2-3 tbsp (30-45 mL) water
- 2 tsp (10 mL) honey or agave nectar
- ½ of a lime, juiced
- Add all the ingredients to the Manual Food Processor and process them until they are smooth. If you want to make these without the tequila, just increase the water and lime a little bit.
- Pour the mixture into the wells of the Quicksicle Maker and freeze until set.
These tropical treats are ready in minutes and perfect for a light snack outside after working in the yard. If you’re making them for guests, go ahead and get a little fancy with whipped cream and toasted coconut garnishes.
Ice Pops With No Kick—Just Treat
For people who don’t want alcohol in their cool snack—and for kids—Nutella® Quicksicles are a delicous option.
They have a creamy hazelnut-chocolate base and are topped off with an easy homemade magic shell.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches are delicious and if you make them at home, you don’t have to keep your ear peeled for the sound of the ice cream truck coming around the corner— they’ll be ready when you are.
Not only can these sandwiches be ready when you are, there’s no baking involved so getting them ready is super fast!
Ice Cream Cakes
If you have family and friends over for a backyard barbecue, an ice cream cake is the perfect dessert. They’re simple to make, delicous, and never fail to impress.
Adding cream cheese to this cake provides a perfect amount of tang to keep this cake from being too sweet. Don’t count on leftovers if you serve this dessert!
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