You’ll Love this List of Our Favorite Frozen Sweet Treats!

We love to bring our readers great content about homes and gardens. However, if there’s one thing we know for sure, what truly makes a home is your family, and during the Southern summer heat, your family is hot. When temperatures rise, it’s hard to think about anything but cooling down. That’s why we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some of our favorite cold treats to help you cool down and stay sweet. 

Ice Cream Sandwiches

There is little else more satisfying than an ice-cold ice cream sandwich. Whether your kids are home or you’re making them for yourself (You deserve to cool down too!), these sweet treats really hit the spot. So, pick up a package or bake a batch of your favorite cookies. Take a scoop of your favorite ice cream and sandwich it right in the middle! We recommend a classic chocolate chip cookie with Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked inside. Cookie on cookie? Truly nothing better. 

rootbeer float


Root beer floats are legendary, but have you tried any other kinds? With myriad sodas on the shelves these days, you can make a float out of virtually any of them. We especially love a good strawberry soda float. Of course, if you’re feeling extra decadent, slice up some fresh fruit and add it in there too! 

frozen key lime pie

Frozen Key Lime Pie

There’s no need to explain to a Southern reader like yourself why a frozen key lime pie is a good idea for the summertime. Dust off your old family recipe or try a new one with a twist! You truly can’t beat a slice of pie on a summer evening. The folks in our office are quite partial to Ina Garten’s Frozen Key Lime Pie Recipe. If you try it, let us know what you think?

frozen popsicles

Grown-Up Freezie Pops

There are few things more summery than freezie pops. The plastic-encased popsicles provide a cold, portable snack that has pleased children for multiple generations. However, they don’t just have to be for kids. First, buy some unfrozen popsicles and cut off the tops. Next, pour out a bit of the liquid and replace it with your favorite liquor (we recommend vodka). Next, reseal the plastic by pinching it with a hair straightener, shaking it, and putting it in the freezer. In a few hours, you’ll have a fun boozy treat for the parents to love. Just be careful to label or separate them from the ordinary popsicles, and don’t add too much liquor, or they won’t freeze.

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