Summer is here and if it hasn’t started getting hot where you are, it will soon. When I think of the summer heat I think of a lot of water play and frozen treats. Anything cool that will help keep the summer fun going.
There are a lot of different types of treats you and your family can make and enjoy.
You can create something just for a day at home or bring a dessert to a barbecue or pool party. We, at MilitaryShoppers, have a database of recipes submitted by you, our readers.
Here are 4 cool desserts your family will melt over.
Fast and Easy Juicy Popsicles
What could be better than a homemade popsicle? The easiest way to do this is to take an empty ice cube tray, pour in your favorite juice, add the popsicle sticks and freeze. You could have even more fun with it, add fruits or even candies depending on how healthy you wanted to make your popsicles.
Frozen Fantastic Banana Bites
- 4 bananas
- 10 ounces baking chocolate
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
This recipe is like making your own ice cream without all the calories. Start by slicing bananas into 1/2-inch rounds. Place in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Next, apply about a 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on each banana slice. Top one with another banana slice, making a small banana-peanut butter sandwich. Place in the freezer for about 1 hour. This firms up the bananas and allows for easy dipping.
Right before you remove the bananas from the freezer, melt your baking chocolate in the microwave. Microwave for 45 seconds on medium power and stir. Repeat this until your chocolate is fully melted and smooth in texture.
Remove bananas from the freezer and quickly dip each one in the melted chocolate. You need to move fast before the bananas start to defrost and become mushy. I used 2 forks to help dip the bananas. Place dipped bananas back onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Return to the freezer and chill for another 2 hours or until chocolate is firm.
No Bake Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 1/2 sticks margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oatmeal & 1/2 cup peanut butter; set aside in a separate bowl
This one would be great to bring to a picnic or neighborhood barbecue. A yummy dessert without having to bake anything.
Bring to boil the first 6 ingredients on high, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute from center. Add oatmeal and peanut butter, mix well. Spoon out on wax paper, let cool and harden.
Super Cool Summer Slushie
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/3 cup Kool-Aid Island Twists Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Flavor Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix
- 1 tray prepared Kool-Aid Soft Drink Cool Cubes
This would be a great treat to make during a day at home. The kids will love it. Pour water into blender container. Add drink mix and Kool-Aid Soft Drink Cool Cubes; cover. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.