This heat has me dragging my feet and working at a snail’s pace these days. I’ve got a list a mile long of all the things I need to do and I’m lucky if I can cross one or two off in a day. Don’t get me wrong I love the heat, but maybe a mid-day siesta or a daily swim would help to cool me off (now, I just need a pool)!? It got me thinking that it would be a good idea to round up the top 6 simple summer recipes from the blog that will help beat this heat!
These recipes have few ingredients and can be adapted to be even simpler.
A fun way to cool down this summer is making your own waffle ice-cream sandwiches. You can get creative and add fruit, nuts, chocolate, or sprinkles. I’m a big fan of using fresh waffles but in a pinch, you can use store-bought waffles too!
#2. Ambrosia Salad
This is such a fun, simple, healthy light snack to have around the house on those hot summer days. It’s full of fruit, marshmallows, and coconut, with just enough sweetness and a little tang!
It doesn’t get any simpler than this! With only 2 ingredients, these coconut water raspberry popsicles will definitely cool things down! The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze!
This No-Bake Coconut Tart is on the healthier side when it comes to desserts! There are five main ingredients; the graham wafer crust, coconut yogurt, and sugared berries making this a super light, summery, and fresh dessert! Want to make this even simpler? Instead of making sugared fruit add frozen berries on top.
Making Campfire Banana Splits is super simple and lots of fun (not to mention super delicious)! It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and cook a special treat over the fire, then add ice cream and your favourite toppings!
It doesn’t get any more classic than an ice cream sandwich to break the heat! What I love about making your own ice cream sandwich is you get to make any combination that you like! For a simpler version use store-bought cookies (although home-baked cookies are 100% better).
I hope you enjoy my top 6 summer recipes to help you cool off this summer. My current favourite is making homemade ice cream sandwiches. I used my toll house cookie recipe and sandwiched the cookies with Kawartha Dairy Strawberry ice cream!