Keeping Cool this Summer with DIY Frozen Treats

Posted on 07/03/2013

About nine percent of all the milk produced by US dairy farmers is used to make ice cream, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. Since July is typically the hottest month of the year it's a great time to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Keep cool with these ideas for low-cost DIY frozen treats.

Frozen Yogurt Pops
No fancy ice cream maker? No problem! Stick a chopstick into the foil lid of a individual yogurt container. Freeze until solid. Then run under warm water to loosen the container before enjoying on a hot day.

Frozen Jell-o Pops
What kid doesn't love Jell-o? Pick up several boxes of your favorite colors and follow the instructions at to create your low cost frozen treat. Pour your Jell-o into small paper cups and freeze. Once they are set use scissors to cut away the cup so you can enjoy your colorful, cool dessert.

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Make your own tangy froyo with this recipe for Key Lime Frozen Yogurt. Combine a container of French vanilla yogurt with a can of fat-free sweetened condensed milk and some key lime juice. Freeze it up and serve the luscious treat pressed between graham crackers. Find the full details at

Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops
This sweet treat is diabetic-friendly. Combine instant chocolate pudding, instant coffee powder, fat free milk and a few other key ingredients to create this frozen caffeinated treat. Find the full recipe at

Dipped Ice Cream Cones
Fancy ice cream shops charge plenty of money for ice cream cones dipped in candy-coating or covered in sprinkles. Turn your at-home ice cream into a special treat without the expense. Simply dip a sugar cone into melted chocolate and then dip the cone in sprinkles. Add ice cream and enjoy!

By Alison Storm

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