Food

15 frosty treats to cool down with on the hottest of days

These icy-cool summer sweets will satisfy all your warm weather cravings.

These icy-cool summer sweets will satisfy all your warm weather cravings

(Photo, left: CBC Life; middle: David Bagosy, styling: Melissa Direnzo; right: Martin Poole)

While some would argue that the quintessential summertime treat is one loaded with fresh berries or mango, hot days call for the iciest of options. And the beauty of these beat-the-heat treats is that they're (mostly) make-ahead, and ready to offer instant relief from the heat. We've got chocolate-topped sundaes, fruit-filled popsicles, citrusy granitas and marvellous mousses to reach for these days, all right this way. 

Something to sip on

Pineapple Whip

An icy, delicious treat, that just happens to be pretty healthy too.

Coffee Smoothie Smoothie

Yes, you can have your morning coffee and (dairy-free!) smoothie all in one delicious drink — chocolate optional.

Strawberry Cotton Candy Milkshake

This creamy and frothy shake is bursting with strawberry flavour and tangy candy — the perfect dessert to indulge in!

Sweet and Savoury Milkshake

This fully loaded shake is every peanut butter-lover's dream.

Popsicle perfection

Boozy Orange Creamsicles

The quintessential popsicles of our youth, all grown up.

Pink Margarita Popsicles

The prettiest end to an al fresco dinner. 

Key Lime Pops

A cold and creamy vegan treat that couldn't be more delicious!

Sundaes and sandwiches

Chocolate-Tahini Fudge Sundae with Grilled Peaches

A diner-style dessert with a decadent twist.

Nice Cream with Raspberry Syrup

This dairy-free vegan recipe is banana-based and just as delicious as the real deal.

Chocolate-Crusted Brownie Ice Cream Sundae

A decadent, chocolate-covered dessert that's guaranteed to dazzle.

Salted Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

A (mostly) make-ahead sweet you can whip out whenever a craving hits.

More fruit-forward refreshments

Shikanji Granita with Lemon Crème Fraîche

Chef Anjum Anand's icy take on a traditional Indian lemonade is exactly what we want to eat in the heat.

Strawberries and Cream Freezer Fudge

A vegan, super-chill, summer treat to reach for on a hot afternoon. 

Nadiya's Fruit Salad Fattoush

A fruit salad full of fresh, frozen and dried fruits topped with cinnamon-coated tortilla crisps. 

The Easiest Mango Vanilla Mousse

A three-ingredient treat with sunny vibes.

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