Summer is in full swing and so is the need for a bit of shade while enjoying some sweet, refreshing flavors. Chilled bites and delicious centers are at the core of a good, warmer-weathered bite. And that is what we have compiled in this list of palatable deliciousness.
None of these dishes are high maintenance. What does that mean exactly? Well, they don’t include a lot of expensive ingredients and they don’t take a veteran in the kitchen to whip them up successfully. Let’s dive into these delicious kid-friendly treats that won’t break the bank – but will surely have everyone coming back for seconds.
3-Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade Fro-Yo
This frozen yogurt takes three ingredients to make and not too much time either. What’s more refreshing than a glass of strawberry lemonade? Well, the frozen, even sweeter version, of course! Jump on over and check out how to make this happen for your next day at the pool.
There’s something incredibly refreshing about frozen fruit in the summertime. But you can easily take it to the next level by dipping your berries in yogurt (or chocolate – white, milk, or dark!) before freezing them. They become a sweeter, more fun treat for everyone to enjoy. The kids can even do the dipping for you!
What’s better than a bowl of ice cream? An ice cream sandwich, of course. And one way you can make those at home is to utilize your waffles. Of course, rolling in some sprinkles never hurt anyone. These are the best rainbow waffle ice cream sandwich, and they’re so incredibly easy to make right at home in your own kitchen.
S’mores pops are another delicious treat, reminiscent of summer night bonfires, and they can easily become a family activity. You don’t need but three ingredients and everyone can make their own. Of course, you can top them with other sweet bites as well, such as mini M&M’s and peanut butter cup crumbles!
Here’s another way you can freeze your fruit and turn them into an even more fun, sweet treat for those warm days out in the sun. A little lemonade can make a great base and you can fill your pops with any of your favorite fruit bits and pieces. Coconut water or even apple juice can replace your lemonade as well.
No bake cakes are some of our favorites because, well, less skill is involved! And with less skill comes less room for messing up which means all novice chefs can get in on the action. This particular slice is right up our July alleys because of its patriotic flavors and refreshing, light finish.
We love big fruit pizzas, but we love these mini ones as well. Take everything you love about the larger dish and turn them into small bites on your favorite sugar cookies. Cream cheese icing or fruit dip can be the first layer and then chop your best fruits to sprinkle on top. And this is another dessert that kids may want to help with!
What about pouring a classic, ice cream float this weekend? Classic Coca-Cola and root beers seem to work best – but we’ve seen some great floats made with cream sodas or even fruit pops. The best part? Just two ingredients – that you probably already have at home – are all you need to make one.
The best parts of a strawberry shortcake can be served in a fun way for the kiddos – or your neighbors – to enjoy. Strawberries and slices of pound cake can be skewered, popped on the gripped, and then dipped into some homemade whipped cream for dessert. You can even dip the strawberries in chocolate for next level bites.
Dessert tacos are definitely a thing and they can be so much fun to create with the families. Take a peek at this link for bunches of ideas to try. Everyone can make their own unique bites – from Bananas Foster to Nutella and strawberries – they all can be taco-fied.
Create a new version of a popular side dish with these summer fruit spring rolls. Wrap up your favorite fruits such as berries, mangoes, and even bananas and then have fun creating new dips to delight each bite. Raspberry, coconut, or dark chocolate ganache are some of our favs.
If you are looking for ways to make something sweet and easy – but with a fun twist, look no further than this milkshake. The reviews are raving and you’ll never see the flavor coming. Impress summer guests by adding this to the dinner menu.
Donuts work year round and having a homemade recipe up your sleeve seems like the best idea ever. Bananas and chocolate are one of the best combinations, so this bite just makes sense. Surprise the kids with this indulgent breakfast tomorrow.
And finally, pay homage to your love of the 90’s by serving up some Dunkaroo dip at your next pool party. Service with animal crackers, graham bites, or vanilla wafers – and don’t – under any circumstance – forget the sprinkles.