Sweeten Up Your Summer with These Seasonal Desserts

July 18, 2017

When you want to cool down this summer, you don't have to head inside. Just grab a sweet frozen treat instead. Whether you're looking for something light and healthy or over-the-top and lavish, the food bloggers of the internet have you covered. Here are three sweet, seasonal treats to try this summer.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches [Mel's Kitchen Cafe]
Decadence is this chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sandwich. It doesn't just feature cookie dough ice cream on the inside, it's actually wrapped in the stuff, too. Start by whipping up two sheets of egg-free "cookie dough" and setting them in the freezer for about an hour. At the same time, take the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream out of the freezer to soften. Then slice the cookie dough sheets into squares and stuff them with the ice cream.

Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars [The Lean Green Bean]
Indulge without overdoing it when you create these naturally sweet frozen yogurt trail mix bars. They require just a few ingredients, including Greek yogurt (a mix of vanilla and plain to keep the sugar content down), whatever seasonal fruits you like, your choice of chopped nuts, granola, and, if you like, some chocolate chips. Blend everything together, spread it into a pan, and freeze for a subtly sweet and healthy treat.

Healthy Frozen Banana Treat [Modern Parents, Messy Kids]
Have you ever tried a banana whip? This is essentially the homemade equivalent. You only need two ingredients: bananas and cocoa powder. Slice up the bananas and freeze them, then throw the slices into the food processor with cocoa powder. The result is a soft-serve-like chocolate treat with zero added sugar.

What frozen treats will you be enjoying this summer?

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