Summer is here and for most of us that means we’re in for a long season of hot days. It’s hard to cool down when you can literally feel your skin burning in the sun. The worst part is you have absolutely no idea what to eat. It’s too hot to cook. It’s too hot to turn on the stove. It’s too hot to turn on the oven. So what now? What food is considered good to eat during hot weather? Well if it wasn’t already obvious, the only really good food to eat in this season are icy cold desserts. The type of desserts that don’t require any heat to achieve. If you’re craving some of these treats and don’t know where to start, look no further. We’ve collected a few DIY desserts that were made specifically for this time of year. Check out some of the treats below and decide what you want to treat yourself with today.This icebox cake is so simple to make, all you need is strawberries, graham crackers, and whipped cream. If you don’t want to use strawberries, you can swap them out for bananas or any other fruits! It’s so yummy, you’ll want to devour an entire batch to yourself.
Hot weather is every baker’s excuse to skip the traditional oven baking step in the process of making cookies. What’s better than cookies? Cookie dough.
These fruity pops will make anyone’s hot day better. If you want to lighten them up, you can also replace the sour cream and buttermilk with nonfat yogurt to save calories and a few grams of fat.
Everyone’s favorite part of camping is making s’mores. Turn that campfire treat into a cookie! Instead of squeezed between graham crackers, have the gooey marshmallow and chocolate on top of a cookie.
These easy-to-make bite-sized treats only require five ingredients. You can serve them at a picnic, a party, or even by the pool! They make a great finger food dessert for any event.
Use this scrumptious sauce to spice up some ordinary vanilla ice cream. The strawberry sauce is flavored with brown sugar and balsamic. I can already feel my mouth watering.
Ain’t nothing better than an old-fashioned favorite recreated in the form of a popsicle. Nothing will ever beat a classic Root Beer float but these popsicles surely put a fun unique twist on it.
Everyone needs one of those last minute dessert recipes in their book, and this is the perfect one. All it is, is chocolate cookies combined with creamy vanilla filling and cool whip!
If you’re looking for a more healthy alternative, try making these energy bites. They’re basically no bake cookies but with healthier ingredients! Just use chocolate chips, peanut butter, and honey!
This one’s a great cake to make for anyone who has a birthday in the summer. This treat includes all the colors and flavors associated with birthday cake but with the texture of a cheesecake.
Another great treat for a summer birthday! This is so easy to make, even your kids can make them! Just push a stick into a candy bar and then coat them in candy sprinkles after.
Not everyone is a fan of ice cream. Sometimes ice cream can be too heavy. Frozen yogurt is always a great alternative, especially fruity ones like this blueberry basil.
If oranges are your favorite fruit, this is the perfect cold treat for you. Punch up citrus with orange juice concentrate for these delicious pops.
If you love cheesecake and oreos then you’ll love this combination. The crushed oreos on top add a unique texture and delicious cholately flavor.
This one’s for all the cannoli fanatics. If you love cannoli, you can probably eat more than five in one sitting, but you don’t want people to know that. So what better way to eat more cannoli but not look crazy: cannoli dip. It’s so much better than regular cannoli.
Ice pops that not only taste like watermelon but also look like them… it’s almost to cute to eat! All you need is food coloring and the right creative mind to achieve these.
Who doesn’t love a good old ice cream sandwich on a hot day? However, instead of buying them from the ice cream man, you can make them yourself! All you need to do is smack some delicious mint chocolate-chip (or any flavor) ice cream between two deep-chocolate cookies.
If you never had a creamsicle from the ice cream truck before, you missed out. Creamsicles back then were the perfect combination of orange and vanilla. Bring that taste back again with this float, putting vanilla ice cream into orange soda.
Or if you’re not that into cookies but love s’mores, try recreating these fun campfire cones filled with all the typical s’more ingredients. It’ll be like eating a s’more… within an ice cream cone.
Horray for more healthy desserts! Here we have easy-to-make chocolate covered banana pops. Fruits have never looked so delicious.