If you are looking for the perfect dessert for 4th of July or any other summer gathering, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Frozen Delights:
In Hearst’s Frozen Delights, you’ll find delicious recipes to add the “cool” factor your summer. Included are everyone’s favorite ice cream desserts and other delightful indulgences. Dig into show-stopping sweets just right for parties, like S’mores Ice Cream Pie and Cheesecake Lollipops! Sip on blended drinks like fruity smoothies, coffee concoctions, andfrozen cocktails. Create the perfect summertime desserts with super-cute ice pops and pint-sized treats like ice cream sandwiches, frozen fruit bars and mouthwatering cakes and pies. Plus you’ll find recipes for yummy homemade ice cream, easy sundaes, and irresistible sauces.
We adapted the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake recipe from the magazine and made Daddy a special dessert for Father’s Day and it was a huge hit. Super easy for the kids to make and everyone loved it!
Top with Cool Whip, drizzle with carmel or chocolate sauce (we used carmel) and crushed candy bar of your choice. We froze fun sized Snickers then put them in a freezer bag and used a meat tenderizer to hammer them to bits. They kids loved this part!
Repeat the process and stick in the freezer. Remove and set at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.
And here’s another recipe from the magazine that I’ll be trying soon:
Total time: 30 minutes plus chilling and freezing
Makes 30 lollipops
1 cup cold low-fat (1%) milk
1 package (11.1 oz.) no-bake cheesecake mix (without crust packet)
1 cup finely crushed chocolate wafers or chocolate sandwich cookies
1 package (12 oz.) chocolate chips
2 tsp. vegetable shortening
Garnishes: sprinkles, crushed nuts, and/or mini chocolate chips
1. To large bowl, add milk and cheese-cake filling mix. With electric mixer on low speed, beat until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat about 3 minutes, or until thick. Stir in crushed cookies. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
2. Line baking sheet with parchment. With moistened hands, roll cheesecake mixture by tablespoonful into 30 balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Insert lollipop stick into each ball; freeze about 2 to 3 hours, or until firm.
3. In small saucepan on low, melt chocolate chips and shortening stirring until smooth. Spread out garnishes on parchment.
4. Remove pops from freezer. Carefully dip each pop into melted chocolate, turning to coat, then roll it in your choice of garnishes and return to baking sheet. Freeze at least 2, or until ready to serve.
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It’s time to whip up a batch of frosty treats, and make your summer the most scrumptious one yet!