Summer is here and for most of us that means we're in for a long season of hot days. It's hard to cool down when you can literally feel your skin burning in the sun.
The worst part is you have absolutely no idea what to eat. It's too hot to cook. It's too hot to turn on the stove. It's too hot to turn on the oven. So what now? What food is considered good to eat during hot weather? Well if it wasn't already obvious, the only really good food to eat in this season are icy cold desserts. The type of desserts that don't require any heat to achieve.
If you're craving some of these treats and don't know where to start, look no further. We've collected a few DIY desserts that were made specifically for this time of year. Check out some of the treats below and decide what you want to treat yourself with today.
#1. Strawberry Icebox Cake
This icebox cake is so simple to make, all you need is strawberries, graham crackers, and whipped cream. If you don’t want to use strawberries, you can swap them out for bananas or any other fruits! It’s so yummy, you’ll want to devour an entire batch to yourself.
#2. No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars
Hot weather is every baker’s excuse to skip the traditional oven baking step in the process of making cookies. What’s better than cookies? Cookie dough.
#3. Raspberry-Buttermilk Ice Pops
These fruity pops will make anyone’s hot day better. If you want to lighten them up, you can also replace the sour cream and buttermilk with nonfat yogurt to save calories and a few grams of fat.
#4. S'mores Cookies
Everyone’s favorite part of camping is making s’mores. Turn that campfire treat into a cookie! Instead of squeezed between graham crackers, have the gooey marshmallow and chocolate on top of a cookie.
#5. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
These easy-to-make bite-sized treats only require five ingredients. You can serve them at a picnic, a party, or even by the pool! They make a great finger food dessert for any event.