5 Keep-You-Cool Summer Treats

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We’re all for eating healthymost of the time–but we’re also fans of indulging in the occasional treat. And summertime, with its vacations, backyard BBQ’s, and laid-back, no-school schedule, is the perfect time to enjoy desserts that taste delicious and keep you cool. Here are five chilly treats to try this summer:

Popsicles. Fun to make (especially with kids!) and so refreshing to enjoy on the back porch on a sweltering day. Pick up a set of popsicle molds like this one, and try your hand at flavors ranging from sweet and simple to gourmet. (Here are 10 more for inspiration.)

Smoothies. Perfect as breakfast or an energizing snack. And there are so many delicious-looking recipes to choose from!

Ice Cream Sandwiches. Spread a graham cracker or cookie with ice cream or frozen yogurt, then top with another graham cracker/cookie.

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas. Melt dark chocolate, dip bananas, and freeze. Perfection! We’re also fans of chilled Banana Pudding at summer get-togethers.

Icebox Cake. A decadent dessert with custard or whipped cream layered between wafer cookies or graham crackers, an icebox cake will win you friends at any summer BBQ. Here’s how to make one (it’s easy). We recommend giving this strawberry one, this lemon cream one, or this mocha chocolate one (made with chocolate chip cookies!) a try.

What keep-you-cool treats are you enjoying this summer?

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