The temps are high, so cool down with these chill recipe ideas from top bloggers. As an extra treat, I’ve thrown in products that make whipping up these summertime desserts easy breezy.
Treat Idea: Sour Worm Popsicles
Blog: A Mom’s Take
Has there ever been a friendlier kid-friendly treat? I think not.
Cool Buy: Blogger Janel made these wormy popsicles (mmm … worms) with the Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker($36.95 at Williams-Sonoma). Yes, it makes treats in as little as seven minutes.
Left photo: A Mom’s TakeThese Sour Worm Popsicles (left), from the blog A Mom’s Take, were made using the Zoku Duo Quick Pop Maker (right).
Treat Idea: Homemade Kool-Aid Ice Cream
Blog: Mommy’s Kitchen
All this takes are four ingredients, including the childhood staple Kool-Aid, and voilà!
Photo: Mommy’s Kitchen
Cool Buys: The time has come to buy yourself an ice cream maker. Your friends, family, neighbors and bellywill thank you. The Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker ($49.41 at Amazon) is a popular and affordable option.
Keep your homemade ice creams and sorbets in this Tovolo Ice Cream Storage container ($14.95 at Crate & Barrel).
Make frozen treats in the Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker (left) and keep them fresh in the Tovolo Ice Cream Storage container.
Treat Idea: Watermelon Ice Pops
Blog: La Receta de la Felicidad
Fresh fruit and chocolate chips make for a seasonally appropriate and very adorable dessert.
Cool Buy: I love how blogger Sandra so prettily displays these pops in a glass stand similar to the Threshold Footed Glass Bowl ($14.49 at Target).
Left photo: La Receta de la FelicidadDisplay La Receta de la Felicidad’s Watermelon Ice Pops (left) in the elegant Threshold Footed Glass Bowl (right).
Treat Idea: Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake
Blog: Life, Love and Sugar
Just the words “icebox cake” are enough to make me happy, but the addition of fresh fruit adds an extra-big smile to my face.
Cool Buy: They may be called Latte Bowls (set of six for $30 at Anthropologie), but they’re perfect for dishing up cool treats in warm weather.
Left photo: Life, Love & SugarServe this Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake (left) from the blog Life, Love and Sugar in these colorful bowls from Anthropologie.
Treat Idea: Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles
Blog: Pass the Sushi
Cool Buy: Believe it or not, the Monster Fun Pops 4-Piece Set ($7.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond) makes dessert hour even more awesome.
Left photo: Pass the SushiPass the Sushi’s Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles (left) require only three ingredients to make. Add Monster Pops (left) for an easy and irresistible treat!
Treat Idea: Individual No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Blog: Country Cleaver
This is so easy, so creamy and so delicious.
Cool Buy: Need it? No. Want it? Yes! The Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine (originally $165, now $69.99 at Bloomingdale’s) will swirl in your mix-ins for you.
Left photo: Country CleaverWhip up Country Cleaver’s Individual No-Bake Oreo Cheesecakes (left) in 15 minutes! Top them off with homemade soft serve from the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine.
Treat Idea: Boozy Icebox Cake
Blog: Willow Bird Baking
See a theme here? Yes, it’s Oreo cookies. Wonderful, chocolaty Oreo cookies. Almond liquor adds a kick to this adults-only dessert, but the booze is optional, so leave it out at an all-ages party.
Cool Buy: A retro Ice Cream Soda Sign (originally $89, now $59 at Pottery Barn) is a unique way to decorate your backyard.
Both this Boozy Icebox Cake (left) from Willow Bird Baking and this retro-inspired sign add nice touches to a summer soiree.
Treat Idea: Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Blog: Damn Delicious
These refreshing pops are so beautiful, and they’re healthy, too.
Photo: Damn Delicious Greek Yogurt Popsicles from the blog Damn Delicious
Cool Buys: Make frozen beverages for yourself anytime you want with the Zoku Slush & Shake Maker ($19.99 at Nordstrom). I’m talking milkshakes, margaritas or just your favorite juice blend!
No roommate? No problem! Make yourself individual portions with a colorful Zoku Ice Cream Maker ($25.95 at Zoku Shop).
Make individual-sized cool treats whenever you want with the Zoku Slush & Shake Maker (left) or the Zoku Ice Cream Maker.
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