Cold Summer Treat Recipes | Summer Vacation Dessert Ideas

The season of outdoor picnics and time spent at the beach or pool is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some delicious and refreshing cold summer treat recipes you and your family can enjoy in between summertime activities. When you get to your vacation rental home, pop some in the freezer for the week. Fun to make, and even more fun to eat, these frozen desserts are bursting with the bright and bold flavors of summer. The best part? There’s no need to turn on the oven!

Firecracker Ice Pops

Looking for a festive ice pop recipe to help you celebrate Independence Day? Pull together this incredibly simple, but oh-so-flavorful recipe from MarthaStewart.com. Made with creamy, low-fat plain yogurt, sugar, strawberries and blueberries, these fun ice pops can be made in just ten minutes. Make a tropical version by swapping out the berries with kiwis, mangos and pineapples.

Banana Coconut Ice Pops

Escape to the tropics and give in to your chocolate cravings with this tasty ice pop recipe from The Little Epicurean. Bursting with tropical flavors of banana and coconut, these frosty treats are dipped in chocolate and coconut flakes and then topped with toasted almonds for next-level richness and texture.

Irish Cream Coffee Ice Pops

Attention coffee lovers! If you’re looking for an inventive way to enjoy your morning cup of Joe, this ultra-creamy coffee ice pop from The Bewitchin Kitchen is an easy summer treat! Made with espresso and Irish cream, this ice pop is a satisfying and energizing treat perfect for the adults in your vacationing group.

Yogurt Parfait Popsicles

Who says you can’t have an ice pop for breakfast? Especially on vacation! Your morning yogurt parfait takes on a delicious new form in this colorful vanilla yogurt popcicle recipe from Lezoe Musings. With layers of fruit, vanilla yogurt, granola and honey, this healthy and hearty ice pop is perfect for a hot summer morning. Try experimenting with different types of fruit and yogurt to find your favorite flavor combination.

Matcha Pistachio Ice Lollies

Get a health boost while satisfying your need for chocolate with this vegan summer treat recipe from Goodness is Gorgeous. This ice pop is bright green and loaded with antioxidants, thanks to the addition of matcha powder made from crushed green tea leaves. The drizzled dark chocolate and crunchy pistachios turn this pop into a treat you’ll surely make again!

Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicles

The classic combination of peanut butter and banana is on display in this three-ingredient frozen summer delight from The Kitchn. All you have to do is blend frozen bananas and peanut butter for the delicious dairy-free base, then dip them in yummy melted chocolate. Add some decorative candy to make these into a colorful dessert perfect for a post-swim snack.

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy these delicious recipes? Find a vacation rental home on the beach for your next summer vacation.