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Dice Up Delicious Desserts

Ice cream isn't the only cool dessert for summer, try a few of these easy-to-make chilly treats:

  • Fruit pops. Watermelon, strawberries, grapes, cherries -- summer produce is everywhere right now, so make the most of the bounty. Toss your favorites in a blender with fruit juice and yogurt, pour into small paper cups or molds, and unveil at your backyard bash. Drippy, sweet, and good for you, too.
  • Frozen bananas. Bananas transform into super-creamy treats when they're frozen. Roll them in nuts or drizzle a little dark chocolate over them before freezing for an even more decadent treat.
  • Bring out the blender again. Mix summer fruits, a little ice, and a splash of a fruity, herbal iced tea and the resulting smoothie is a great way to bring a hot day to heel. Add a jot of your favorite liqueur or spiced rum for a dessert smoothie that doubles as an adult treat.
  • Parfaits. Dice summer fruits like kiwis and strawberries into a tall glass, top with frozen yogurt and nuts, then repeat the layers and chill.