Summer season is quite exhausting and tiring for multiple reasons. It is generally uplifting to see the early morning sun and enjoy the gentle morning breeze but as summer approaches, it get annoying and frankly quite irritating. The scorching heat and dull weather drains out all energy and the morning fresh feeling just gets totally washed away. For most of us beating the heat seems to just happen in the sweet serenity of artificial air conditioning. Here are four treats to enjoy that will help you beat the heat while enjoying the relentless summer sun.
Ice-cream in a bag
Beat the heat with this kid’s science experiment. Turn six wonderful ingredients into an ice cold treat.
- ½ cup milk or half and half, or cream
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Ice cubes
- 4 table spoons of rock salt
Process – Grab a pint sized zip lock bag and add the milk, sugar and vanilla extract in it (equal milk and sugar). Seal the bag tightly. Next, grab a bigger zip lock plastic bag. Add ice cubes along with rock salt. Now put the pint size bag mixture into the bigger zip lock. Seal it tightly. Shake until the mixture is as thick as ice cream, about 5 minutes.
Now your bag of joy is ready. Feel free to add toppings to it as per taste.
Tips to get perfect texture
- Make certain to wipe the salt from the crest and edge of the pint size bag before opening to prevent salt from making salty ice cream.
- Adding right amount of rock salt is important
- Eat it right out of the bag. Do not freeze it.
- Shake it till you can see soft icecream. If you over shake it then you will lose the texture.
Root beer float popsicles
If root beer is among your favoured drinks, this sweet treat combines the soft drink with ice cream to create distinctive popsicles that you will probably not find in the store. You’ll need popsicle moulds to make the root beer popsicles.
- root beer
- ¼ cup vanilla bean ice cream that has been slightly softened
Pour a small amount of root beer into each popsicle mold and after that evenly distribute the ice cream between the popsicle molds, which is best done with spoonfuls. Pour the rest of the root beer in small amounts, allowing for foam to go out before pouring more to fill to the top. After covering the popsicle molds with their lids, freeze until fully frozen. Remove popsicles by running warm water for several seconds on the molds. Beat the heat recipes
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- Box orange Jell-O
- Box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 cup boiling water
- ½ cup cold water
- 8 ounces Cool Whip,
- 14 ounce can drained mandarin oranges and
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
Process – Grab a large bowl to combine orange Jell-O and boiling water and whisk in the Jell-O until it’s dissolved. Add cold water and allow the mix to chill for about fifteen minutes in the fridge. After the mix is chilled, slowly whisk in the vanilla pudding mix until it is smooth.
Chill for around 20 minutes or till the mixture is slightly thickened. When this is chilled, pour into cold whisk, mandarin oranges and marshmallows. Chill for a minimum of one hour before serving.
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Lemons are one of the best ingredients to beat an oppressive summer heat.
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
- 3 cups chilled lemon-lime soda
- 1 ½ cups lemon sherbet, softened
Process – Blend ice cream and sherbet together in a blender until smooth; pour into 2 large chilled glasses. Pour 1 1/2 cups soda into each glass and stir gently.
Summer time is fun and your kids would enjoy these easy home made recipes. Feel free to share pictures with us on Facebook Page.
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