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Satisfying & Easy Frozen Desserts Recipes to Cool You Down on Sweltering Hot Days

by Cris Puscas

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Ah, summer! With this ‘hot’ season just around the corner, many of us are on the hunt for cool desserts recipes – from ice creams to frozen yogurt to popsicles –  to whip up right in our own kitchen. Why should you make it yourself – you asked? Because making it at home offers control over the ingredients (and quantities) making for healthy versions of our favorite summer treats!

With that, here, I’m sharing a list of delicious frozen dessert recipes that you ought to give a go to keep you cool during summer’s sweltering hot days! 


4-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream


Homemade strawberry ice cream

Image credit: Womanista.com


I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adore recipes that only requires a handful of ingredients. And this treat is one of them! To make it, all you need are bananas, strawberries, heavy cream, and vanilla. Make sure the bananas and strawberries are frozen. Then mix them, in a food processor, with the rest of the ingredients and you are done. Put them in the freezer for 2-3 hours (or until frozen solid). 

Get the full recipe [with a tutorial video!] at Womanista.com


Copycat Dole Pineapple Whip 


Image credit: Cincyshopper.com


Haven’t got the time to wait for the ice cream to freeze? This recipe comes to the rescue. Just make sure you have frozen pineapple chunks handy and also some froze whipped cream. Then all you have to do is to toss them in the food processor, together with some pineapple juice and honey (or sugar). Voila! You’re all done!

Find the recipe at Cincyshopper.com


Homemade Cookie Monster Ice Cream


A scoop of cookie monster ice cream

Image credit: Bakingbeauty.net


Adults and kids alike love Sesame Street, right? For kids of all ages (and their parents, too), this ice cream is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day. You will need whipping cream, condensed milk, sandwich cookies (like Oreos), chocolate chip cookies, vanilla, and food coloring. Whip the cream, vanilla, and food coloring together until still peak form. Stir in the condensed milk and then fold in the chopped cookies. Let it freeze for about 6 hours. 

Get this cool recipe at Bakingbeauty.net


Nutella Frozen Yogurt


a scoop of decadent nutella frozen yogurt

Image credit: Chocolatecoveredkatie.com


If you’re a ‘sucker’ for anything chocolate, this is THE ideal dessert for you. The great news is that it can easily be transformed into a vegan-friendly delicacy by just switching a few ingredients. You will need yogurt (preferred: no-diary, unsweetened), chocolate hazelnut butter (or any healthy vegan variant), vanilla, cocoa powder, and non-diary milk. You may also need a sweetener (stevia) and, optional, chocolate chips. Mix everything (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor until completely smooth. If you don’t have an ice-cream machine, just transfer it into a freezer-friendly container. Stir well every 3 hours. 

Another option is to use a banana and only 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt to help with blending. Taste it as you may want to skip the sweetener in this case.

Check out Chocolatecoveredkatie.com to get this awesome recipe!


Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites


Healthy Frozen Berry Bites

Image credit: happinessishomemade.net


Looking to stay fit and healthy this summer? Here’s a super healthy recipe that won’t leave you feeling guilty! What’s even better about it is that it requires exactly two ingredients: yogurt and your favorite berries. Mix them together, put the mixture in an ice cube tray and let it freeze solid. And you’re all set – it really doesn’t get any easier than this! 

Find this tasty recipe on Happinessishomemade.net!


3-Ingredient Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops


Delicious Orange Creamsicles

Photo credit: Galonamission.com


Looking for a treat that is light yet creamy? Then this delicious creamsicle is a dessert that you’re bound to love! You will need orange juice, heavy cream (or coconut milk) and some orange extract. Whisk together the cream and the juice. Taste and decide if you want to add orange extract (and how much). Pour the mixture into ice cream molds and place in freezer until frozen solid (Takes at least 6 hours).

Visit Galononamission.com to give this recipe a go!


Creamy Matcha Green Tea Popsicles

Creamy Matcha Green Tea Popsicles

Photo credit: feedingyourbeauty.com

These lush popsicles are super easy to make. All you need is these ingredients: coconut cream, cashews, dates, matcha powder, vanilla extract, and water. If you want to make the adult version, add vodka. Soak the cashews. Then drain them and toss in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Pour into the molds and let them sit overnight. 

You can find the full recipe on Feeding Your Beauty.


Sangria Popsicles



Here’s a recipe that is suitable for only adults as it contains alcohol. You will need white wine, cherry juice, apple juice, and sliced mixed fruits. Berries are a good choice but you can also add pomegranate seeds if you wish. Combine the wine with the juice in a large pitcher. Add the mixed fruits in the molds and pour the mixture on top. Freeze for 24 hours.

Get the full recipe at Betsylife.com to give it a whirl!


Want to learn to make mouthwatering desserts beyond these tasty frozen treats? Be sure to check out our awesome selection of pastry and baking vacations located all over the globe!

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