Tuesday, August 12, 2014

12 beat-the-heat recipes...


Let's take a look at these 12 oven free ways to beat the heat this summer, shall we?

Homemade Blueberry Buttermilk Popsicle // These babies are refined sugar free, use simple ingredients and are packed with vitamins and good for ya stuff. All you need is a popsicle maker!

Eggless Coconut Ice Cream // Just like the title says, this stuff is egg free but just as tasty as the custard-based stuff. All you need is some heavy whipping cream, coconut milk, sugar and a dash of vanilla and coconut extract. 

Oreo Tiramisu // If ever there were a dessert baby made out of the marriage of my husband and I- this would be it. He loves Oreos and I just adore tiramisu. So, it's no surprise this happened. Put it all together and let it sit in the fridge for a bit. Then, serve cold. MmMmm.

Nutella Chip Ice Milk // This Nutella chip ice milk is much lighter than ice cream but still creamy and sweet. It's incredibly refreshing on a hot day or night. The Nutella freezes into little chips which harden a bit more than the base, so you're left with slight crunches of chocolate hazelnutty bits mixed throughout. Yum! 

Vegan Chocolate Milk // This drink almost reminds me of Yoohoo, but with waaaaay better ingredients. Remember that stuff? 

Spicy + Salted Coconut Milk Mango Popsicles // This is beyond easy! You basically blend coconut milk, mango, sea salt, honey, greek yogurt, lemon juice and a dash of cayenne pepper together, pour into your popsicle mold, and BOOM you're done. 

Organic Green Tea Ice Cream // Let's boost that oh-so-good ice cream with some green tea antioxidants, shall we? Dessert with benefits? Yes please!

Coconut Ice Cream // This is the old school, custard-based ice cream we all know and love. But coconut-a-fied. Because, coconut. 

Lavender Vanilla Lemonade // Surprisingly refreshing during a heat wave- vanilla, lemon and lavender were born to play together. Vamp up your summer drink staple, stat!

Sweet Corn Ice Cream // Summer always means corn on the cob; whether it's at a picnic or grilled during a BBQ. Why not take the beloved summer veggie and turn it into a dessert? Super delicious!

Peppermint Vanilla Bean Ice Cream // I know peppermint is usually reserved for the Christmas season, but it shouldn't! Peppermint adds that extra chill and coolness this ice cream needs to really cool you off after a hot one! 

Whipped Coconut Cream // Whether you're topping a store bought pie or angel food cake, making as a filling for pre baked cookies, or placing a dollop on freshly made milkshakes, this stuff is a delicious and non-dairy way to take you straight to Flavor Town. 

What is your favorite way to beat the summer heat?


11 comments:

  1. I've never made ice cream, but these recipes have me adding it to my to-do list. Thanks for sharing! I'm dropping in from the Jack of All Trades link up and I'm excited to dig around the rest of your blog.

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  2. Oh girl! If you've got an ice cream maker, it's SO easy to make yourself homemade stuff! Plus, the flavor of good old fashioned ice cream is like no other! It's amazing!

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  3. These all look so amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try soon. Just stopping by from Oak & Oats link up. I love your blog!


    xx, Lizzie
    www.octoberjune.com

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  4. The sugar free recipe is right up my alley!!! Coming over from Jack of All Trades. :)

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  5. What an awesome list! Any reason to beat the heat is good for me :)

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  6. So glad you found something you like!

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  7. Thank you so much for the kind words!

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  8. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I need to try all of these!

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  9. Great sounding recipe!! My question has to do with dessert. Doing a low carb diet, need dessert help. HELP!!!!!! please.

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  10. Yum! Can't have too many acorn recipes:) I'm trying this tonight.

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