I think I’m getting grumpy in my old age. Or maybe it’s just the heat. In any case, I hate ice cream trucks. I hate the nightmare-ish music, hate the way they circle kid-filled parks, hate the junk they’re selling. Phew, that felt good! Thanks for letting me vent. Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my mind altogether - I love ice cream and popsicles and regularly allow my kids to indulge in them. I just don’t love all the sugar, synthetic colour and flavour that gets packed into so many store-bought versions. Of course there are good quality products out there but they tend to be pricey. Making them at home means I’m in charge of the ingredients and they end up costing pennies per pop. But best of all is having a strategy to deal with my enemy, the ice cream truck: “Come on guys, we’ve got something way better at home.”
Below is one of our favourite keep-your-cool treats, plus a cool breakfast for good measure (because it’s so damn hot!).
Here are the rest of the frozen recipes:
Just fresh, ripe peaches with some Greek yogurt and a drop of cream mixed in. You could have them for breakfast – we did!
A healthy, homemade version of the classic slushy.
Pineapple Raspberry Rockets
They give the ice cream truck version a run for its money.
Chopped, frozen berries make this parfait the coolest breakfast going.