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7 Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

When the summer sun has your family craving a sweet cooldown, skip the ice cream truck and create your own frozen fun instead! Little kids (and kids at heart) will love to help assemble and devour these whimsical treats that are a breeze to prepare. A handful of ingredients and a freezer are all you need to make the coolest desserts around and delicious memories together.
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S’mores Pops

Don’t have a campfire, but still want s’mores? Gooey marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers dipped in chocolate and frozen is summer on a stick.

Blueberry Yogurt Breakfast Pops

We took nutrient-rich fruit and yogurt parfaits and turned them into popsicles! Fresh blueberries and honey-sweetened Greek yogurt combine for a creamy pop with the crunch of nutty granola.

Vanilla Milkshakes

This better-for-you spin on vanilla milkshakes gets its creamy texture from ice cream, Greek yogurt, and reduced fat milk. For an extra sprinkle of fun, serve in colorful, edible confetti-rimmed glasses.

Unicorn Smoothies

These adorable smoothies will gallop right into your little one’s heart. Milk and four kinds of fruit combine for layers of color inside glasses dressed up like unicorns with edible sugar cone horns.

Pretzel Sundaes with Microwave Caramel Sauce

These sweet-and-salty sundaes prove opposites really do attract. Pretzels and walnuts make a crunchy topper for ice cream drizzled with an unbelievably easy homemade caramel sauce.

Strawberry-Raspberry Ice Pops

A summer all-star gets an extra infusion of fresh fruit in this double berry dessert. A duo of fresh strawberry slices and puree adds bright flavor to raspberry sorbet with a splash of lime juice frozen into popsicles.

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

Stack up big flavors in one handheld bite with DIY mini ice cream sandwiches. The whole family will love to mix and match different combinations of cookies and ice cream or sorbet for an endlessly customizable treat.

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