9 Fun Frozen Desserts

Beat the heat with one (or all, this is a safe space) of these sweet frozen treats.

9 Fun Frozen Desserts

Photo: Maya Visnyei

3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream

Cool down on a hot day with this simple 3-ingredient treat the kids will love. Tip: To stop those melty summertime drips from the bottom of your cone, place a mini marshmallow inside before filling it with ice cream. Get the recipe: 3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream 

girl holding a vanilla ice cream cone Photo: Roberto Caruso

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

Enjoy this chilled, easy-to-make cookies and cream cake at your next party. It’s perfect for summer birthdays.

Get the recipe here: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake 

9 Fun Frozen Desserts Photo: Maya Visnyei


Roasted Rhubarb and Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Parfait

Rhubarb and frozen yogurt makes for a perfectly light summer dessert. Roasting the rhubarb first releases all of its sweetness, this is basically deconstructed pie à la mode. Get the recipe: Roasted Rhubarb and Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Parfait 

cup with ice cream and rhubarb parfait Photo: Jodi Pudge

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream wedged between two fudgey brownies?! Uhh, yes please. If you really wanted to impress your family, use our simple three-ingredient ice cream recipe a few slides ahead. Get the recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

A brownie surrounding ice cream on a white plate Photo: Jodi Pudge

Fruity Rocket Pops

You’re living your best life with one of these fruity rocket pops in hand. No need to visit the ice cream truck with this simple recipe. OK, maybe chase the truck sometimes because supporting small buisnesses. Get the recipe: Fruity Rocket Pops

homemade rocket popsicles Photo: Roberto Caruso


Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

If you make this decadant dessert, be sure to invite us over, OK? It’s actually so simple, bake a butter and chocolate crumb crust, then fill it with chocolate frozen yogurt and chocolate shavings. Get the recipe: Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

plate of chocolate ice cream pie Photo: Jodi Pudge

Frozen Fruity Yogurt

What has strawberries, mangoes, bananas and Greek yogurt and tastes like, maybe, the best thing you’ve ever put in your mouth? This. This does. Get the recipe: Frozen Fruity Yogurt

two waffle cones with peach-coloured frozen yogurt Photo: Jodi Pudge

Banana Pops

Got a bunch of neglected bananas and leftover craft sticks? You’ve got yourself a pretty fun treat. Once frozen, dip banana-cicles in melted chocolate and roll through your topping of choice (we’re partial to cornflake cereal). Get the recipe: Banana Pops 

bananas on sticks dunked in chocolate with sprinkles Photo: Erik Putz


Yogurt Parfait Popsicles

Imagine your kids’ faces when you tell them it’s popsicles for breakfast. Total acceptable when made of frozen Greek yogurt and fruity jam. Put them on a plate and serve with granola (we love this one) for sprinkling. Get the recipe: Yogurt Parfait Popsicles

Yogurt parfait popsicles on a wooden plate Photo: David Zelikovitz and Maggie Naylor

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This article was originally published on Jul 17, 2021

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