As the summer heat settles in, we are all looking for creative ways to stay cool. It is even better when you can find new ways to entertain yourself and beat the heat. One of our favorite warm weather treats ice cream. So I thought, why not make my own? While the thought of taking on your own ice cream might seem overwhelming, it is a fun way to play in the kitchen and the end result is a fun, sweet surprise. If you aren’t looking to take on an entire batch of ice cream, we’ve got sweet treats you can make using your favorite store bought variety. Here are 5 ice cream recipes for summer.
1. A tropical sweet treat: Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream
This recipe for pineapple coconut ice cream from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen is a heavenly, fruity, frozen treat. I ordered a basic ice cream machine from Amazon for $30 and it made this recipe a breeze. It is a refreshing ice ream treat that won’t bog you down with that “too much sugar” feeling.
2. Mint’s delight: Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mint flavored ice cream and deserts are always on the top of my list, so this recipe for peppermint ice cream sandwiches from Delish immediately stuck out to me. Like the recipe says, they really do taste like Christmastime in the heat of summer. The recipe is incredibly straightforward and easy to pull off for even the most inexperienced cooks. I definitely recommend these for any fans of mint flavored ice creams.
3. Release your inner child with Circus Animal Cookies and Sprinkles Ice Cream
One of our favorite ice cream recipes is colorful and fun! I found this recipe for circus animal cookies ice cream from your home based mom and was immediately excited. I LOVED circus animal cookies as a kid so I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to blend them in with ice cream. This recipe is super fun, colorful and kid friendly. It is one of my favorite ice cream recipes for summer and is a fun way to interact with the kiddos.
4. Ditch the Ice Cream Machine with No Churn Oreo Ice Cream
When looking for ice cream recipes, I wanted options that were easy peasy. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, this no churn oreo ice cream recipe is the perfect way to create your own ice cream without the mess or equipment. Follow along with CincyShopper and you’ll be on your way to some fabulous, cookie-rific ice cream in no time. If you love oreos, this 4 ingredient ice cream is the one for you!
5. Sip on summer with Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Floats
Yellow Bliss Road has a refreshing recipe for strawberry lemonade ice cream floats that will have you sipping on summer. It is a playful, frosty cool drink that puts a new twist on lemonade that all ages can enjoy. Whip this up in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy! It is a great summertime drink and alternative to the basic glass of lemonade.
There you have it! These are 5 ice cream recipes for summer that will help you beat the heat. We’re always on the hunt for summer fun, recipes and adventures and frozen treats are a part of the delicious mix! What do you think? What sweet treats are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comment section below.