Summer Chillin’: 6 Easy, Freezy Ways

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.”
–Jessi Lane Adams

In my family, if all six of us kids had been good, we would all get ice cream. So you see, ice cream was a very rare treat. But it need not be for you. Whether it’s a popsicle, gelato, or ice cream, everyone has a favorite incarnation of frozen happiness. These recipes take 25 minutes or less to put together, and once frozen, you can spread the smiles.

Creamy Vegan Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream

This creamy, vegan concoction turns that favorite peanut butter and banana flavor combination into a cool, dairy-free delight. It’s a soft-serve version of bliss.

Strawberry Mango Popsicles

Popsicles were invented to make us feel like a kid in the summertime. These berry- and mango-packed wonders will make everyone happy.

Blackberry Gelato

Gelato has less fat and yet is denser and creamier than ice cream. By no means a health food, still, when it’s packed with blackberries you can pretend.

Pistachio Semifreddo

Italy’s contribution to cold desserts is more than just gelato. Basically a semi-frozen custard, this pistachio semifreddo will make a believer out of you.

Berry Firecracker Popsicles

The easiest way to chill out this summer is to make some of these simple fruit-filled popsicles. The layers look fantastic, and the blend of flavors is incredibly refreshing.

White Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Peaches and ice cream exemplifies all that is summer. Fresh, sweet, and the perfect treat when sitting on the porch watching the sun go down. Now that’s happiness.

Find more cool and easy recipes at the Kitchen.