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Cool Summer Treats

August 8, 2013 by Reader's Connection

Thanks to Susanne for this refreshing post.

Sunny skies, summer days, and ice cream – a delightful combination. Before the end of the season, try some of these simple recipes for frozen treats that you can make at home.

Ice Cream Mix-ins : Easy Homemade Treats / Jeff Keys

Ice Cream Mix-ins : Easy Homemade TreatsWhether it’s a casual cool treat for kids on a hot summer day or a dressed-up dessert for the fanciest occasion, everyone loves the delicious taste of homemade ice cream, but now there is a twist: recipes that show how to “mix-in” some favorite ingredients into softened premium ice cream. With mix-ins from espresso, bourbon, and Mexican vanilla to cinnamon, toasted coconut, or crushed Oreo cookies, anyone can dress up the plainest premium ice cream to make it a truly exquisite treat.


Pops! : Icy Treats for Everyone / Krystina Castella

Pops! : Icy Treats for EveryoneThis innovative book gives the ice pop a flavor makeover, providing more than 100 recipes and variations for irresistible concoctions you’ve never tasted before. You’ll also learn fancy
techniques for making whimsical pops that look as fun as they taste. Kids will enjoy the juicy pops and flip over the soda fountain and pudding pops. Grown-up kids will dig the energy-boosting coffee, tea, and healthy energy pops and delight in the sophisticated cocktail pops. When it comes to pops, the possibilities are endless—and so much fun!


Push-up Pops / Courtney Dial Whitmore

Push-up Pops


A well-known stylist and writer in the field of party design and decor, Courtney Dial Whitmore knows what’s hot! Capitalizing on the popular trend of push-up pops, Courtney’s love of entertaining turns Push-Up Pops into the perfect party resource. These beautiful layers are sweet additions to any party!




Ice Cream Sandwiches: 65 Recipes for Incredibly Cool Treats / Donna Egan

Ice Cream Sandwiches: 65 Recipes for Incredibly Cool Treats


Ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat for both kids and adults, whether you prefer zesty lemon ice cream surrounded by soft ginger cookies or fudgey brownies encasing refreshing mint chocolate–chip ice cream, indulgently dipped in chocolate. This engaging and colorful cookbook has a sublime ice cream sandwich recipe for every occasion.





I Scream Sandwich!: Inspired Recipes for the Ultimate Frozen Treat / Jennie Schacht

I Scream Sandwich!: Inspired Recipes for the Ultimate Frozen Treat


In I Scream Sandwich!, cookbook author Jennie Schacht redefines this hugely popular sweet treat and shows us how it can easily be the star of a dinner party, child’s birthday bash, family picnic, or just a lazy summer afternoon. In addition to cookies and ice cream, sandwiches are made with brownies, bars, cakes, brioche, crusts, gelatos, sorbets, and dairy-free options.


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