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Cool Summer Treats for Hot Days

One of the best ways to keep cool during the hottest days of the year is also one of the tastiest. Frozen desserts from ice cream to frozen yogurt to frozen fruit instantly delight us and make the intense heat a bit more bearable.

Tragically, a weekly (or daily!) trip to the ice cream shop isn’t an option for most of us. It’s hard on the wallet and the waistline. The sweetest part of this frozen dessert recipe roundup is they’re fun to make at home, and you can keep their calorie counts almost as low as their temperatures.

Frozen Strawberry-Pineapple Pie

This pie combines salty/sweet flavors with a crushed pretzel and honey crust topped with a layer of crushed pineapple and fat-free strawberry frozen yogurt. When you pull it out of the freezer, you’ll have a smart alternative to ice cream pie for special occasions, or as an instant treat on a sweltering hot weeknight.

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Strawberry-Pineapple Pie  

Frozen Yogurt Treats

These frozen fruity treats are awesome for the little ones after a day of riding bikes. And, they make an indulgent, portion-controlled treat for health-minded snackers. The unique freezing tray has flexible wells that make it easy to pop out each dessert.

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Frozen Yogurt Treats  

Grilled Pineapple Sundaes

Looking for the ultimate cool finish to a barbecue party? Throw thick, juicy pineapple slices on the grill. Grilling pineapple intensifies and caramelizes the natural sugars in the fruit, making it taste like a tropical paradise dialed up to 11.

Add ice cream and toasted coconut and everyone will be transported to the tropics on a cool breeze. Make it healthier by swapping the ice cream for coconut or pineapple sorbet.

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Grilled Pineapple Sundaes  

Berry Granita Parfait

Granita is a semi-frozen dessert originally made in Sicily. It’s a cousin of sorbet and Italian ice, but has a coarser texture. This recipe comes together quickly in the Manual Food Processor.

Party Tip: Layer the frozen berry mixture into pretty stemmed glassware with fresh blueberries and vanilla yogurt. It’s ideal for summer brunch parties.

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Berry Granita Parfait  

Greek Yogurt Pops

Like your favorite treats at any local summer festival stand, food seems to be more exciting when it’s served on a stick. Think of this whimsical and chilly treat like a smoothie on a stick. If only there was a way to deep fry it…at least this recipe is much healthier than deep-fried ice cream candy bars

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Greek Yogurt Pops  

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7 Responses to Cool Summer Treats for Hot Days

  1. Yesenia Mendez July 5, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    Everything looks DELICIOUS ☺

  2. PQ July 6, 2016 at 1:45 am #

    Wow! Can’t wait to try these!

  3. josefh July 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    Wow! Cool…

  4. Ruth July 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Really nice recipes. Look forward to going to your web page.
    Nice writing as well.

  5. Fran July 23, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    Enjoy!

  6. Ryan July 24, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    I think these are SO good!

  7. Lisa Anderson July 27, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    It was 106 degrees today! this is all I want for dinner!

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