It’s the week of the 4th of July and the Dog Days of summer are upon us. It’s been in the 90s for the past few days in the Mid-Atlantic area, and I’m taking refuge in cool drinks and frozen treats. In fact, the heat index today was equivalent to the surface of Mars. How do you stay cool on these hot days?
Are you headed off to the pool or beach with the family or are you more of a hide in the basement until the sun goes down kinda person? I personally love the warm weather, but I do try to avoid the middle of the day when the sun is blazing. I made the mistake of trying to pull weeds at 2 pm the other day and nearly died. No thank you! I’ll be in the shade with a cold drink or getting the ice cream machine out for some homemade ice cream! It’s hot summer, cool treats to the rescue!
Hot Summer Cool Treats
Whether you love hot summer days or would rather sit in the shade with something refreshing, these cool summer treats are sure to be a hit.
Your summer isn’t complete without these Frozen Yogurt Pie recipes. Here are two methods to make your favorite flavor at home.
Basil Berry Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe
Put your party hat on! This Basil Berry Daiquiri Cocktail recipe is an easy summer cocktail for summer parties, barbecues…or anytime!
Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops
These Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops are so easy to make, and they're the perfect mix of sweet and decadent.
This Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer is the perfect summer drink! Gorgeous, sweet, tart, and just a tiny bit fizzy - it's the perfect thing to cool you down on a hot day.
Frozen Coffee Cream Pie
Start summer off with a frozen coffee cream pie! The pie is made with a homemade cold brew coffee pudding, cream cheese, and homemade whipped cream! It’s a great pie to make ahead and then partially thaw and serve later!
Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
This mint milkshake is so easy to make at home, tastes way better than a shamrock shake, but is absolutely delicious and such a treat!
You can switch up the fruits that you use in these popsicles – add a higher proportion of strawberries or add a kiwi or some raspberries for a different flavor. The possibilities are endless! I love the lightness (and the flavor) of watermelon and so these will be perfect for a light popsicle snack on hot days.
Vanilla bean ice cream with ribbons of peach puree. This peaches and cream ice cream is a fabulous treat for a summer afternoon.
Bubble Gum Ice Cream Recipe: No Churn, Made with Gum Balls!
This bubble gum ice cream recipe is super simple! Whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, bubble gum flavoring (optional), and bubble gum pieces! A sweet treat just like the one served at our favorite little ice cream shop in town.
Strawberry Cream Pie
This Strawberry Cream Pie is light, creamy, sweet and is like pure heaven in your mouth. Strawberry lovers will go nuts over this easy pie recipe. Seriously, it’s soooo good.
Sparkling Citrus Sangria
Picture yourself sitting poolside, or on the beach, basking in the warmth of the sun and relaxing with a glass of this delicious sangria. That sounds like heaven to me!
Watermelon Ice Cubes can make all of your summer drinks even more fun and hydrating. Add them to your favorite lemonade, sparkling water, or iced tea.
Frozen Sweet Tea Vodka Pops Recipe
Cool off with this Frozen Sweet Tea Vodka Pops recipe! It’s an easy, boozy popsicle for adults that’s great at summer parties or anytime you want a frozen cocktail-on-a-stick.
Delicious blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are sweetened with a hint of honey to make these Mixed Berries and Coconut Popsicles.
Raspberry Sorbet Wine Spritzer
This raspberry sorbet wine spritzer is pretty, refreshing, and delicious - perfect to serve for a summer evening gathering, a book club meeting, or a fun girls' night out!
Strawberry Ginger Cocktail Recipe
This strawberry ginger cocktail recipe needs to go on your easy mixed drinks list. Bursting with strawberry and ginger flavor, this delicious adult libation is the perfect summer cocktail!
Summer is Calling - And So Is This Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch!
This amazing watermelon coconut rum punch is the quintessential summer cocktail! Made with fresh watermelon and coconut rum, this simple rum punch cocktail comes together in moments. Perfect for sipping poolside or serving at your next summer soiree!
All summer long you should be enjoying these great Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles – they are like orange slices after your sports games but 100 times more fun!
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018
Bring on the cocktails in the shade! Thanks so much for the party.
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018
Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you have a happy 4th and a lovely week!
Jen @Cincy Shopper
Monday 2nd of July 2018
Thank you for hosting again this week. Hope you have a lovely holiday celebration this week!