In my family, ice cream can be eaten year around; but of course, it tastes especially good in the summer.
My grandpa was a farmer, and he did not make a lot of money, but he would splurge and buy Schwan’s ice cream every summer for the root beer floats after working in the hay field. Being a lover of ice cream is a heritage that is passed down in our family. In fact, we even tease that it is our babies’ first food.
Even though you may be a lover of ice cream like I am, you may want to have something different sometimes or a kid-friendly treat that doesn’t require a bowl or a spoon.
Here are 9 different cold (healthy and unhealthy), delicious treats for those hot days.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Put ice cream between two homemade cookies, freeze, and pull out later for a yummy snack where no spoons or bowls are required.
Wash the grapes. Place them in single layer on a cookie sheet or cake pan that has a lip. Freeze the grapes. After grapes are frozen, you can transfer them to a ziploc bag or to a container that has a lid. Eat whenever you have a craving for a cold treat!
There are molds you can buy to make your own popsicles or you can even freeze them in ice cube trays and let your children eat the popsicle ice cubes. Or put the juice cubes in with some juice to make a special drink! You can even buy your own plastic bags to make your own freezer pops! I never had heard of these zipzicles until my blogger friend on My Life Abundant did a review and a giveaway of them! When you make your own, you can make popsicles that are healthy!
Make Your Own Snow Cones.
Or How About A Homemade Slushy!
You Can Make “Homemade” Ice Cream.
Make A Smoothie!
Smoothies do not have to be “green.” But this is our favorite smoothie. The kids love it!
Prepare A Root Beer Float.
Scoop some ice cream in a cup and pour Root beer or any other flavor of pop that you like over the ice cream.
Make A Shake.
Our favorite is 2 cups of strawberry ice cream, 1 cup of strawberries, and 1 cup of milk all blended together.
What is your favorite treat to beat the heat?