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Resident taking a bite from a slice of ice cream cake in her apartment at Olympus Steelyard in Chandler, Arizona

BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT WITH THESE 4 HOMEMADE FROZEN TREATS

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It’s hot. Like fry-an-egg-on-the-pavement hot. The kind of hot that is unbearable for long periods of time, especially without a little cooling relief here and there. Spend some time in your air-conditioned kitchen and whip up these amazing homemade frozen treats to beat the summer heat. Your taste buds will thank you.

Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake

We’re at the peak of farmers market season, and there’s nothing better than putting those fresh fruits and veggies to good use! This is where the icebox cake comes in. It’s cool, light, and refreshing, and there's no need to put this cake in the oven! A cake made from whipped cream, graham crackers, and fresh fruit? Yes please. Check out the full recipe here.

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

Flavored with 100 percent real fruit, these warm weather treats are incredibly easy to make and a great way to enjoy leftover fruit (hello, huge Costco watermelon that you’re not sure how to use up). Watermelon, strawberries, and lime zest make up this super simple recipe. Combine in the blender, pour into some popsicle molds, freeze, and you’re good to go! Tip: This mix also serves as a great addition to any summer cocktail. Yum! Check out the full recipe here.

Icebox Sandwiches

A nod to the classic icebox cake, icebox sandwiches are a huge hit in the summer. Made with instant pudding mix and graham crackers, these tasty and delicious-looking sandwiches are a crowd pleaser and super easy to make. Just assemble, wrap individually, freeze, and enjoy anytime! Check out the full recipe here.

Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

A healthy snack with a dose of cereal is what you get with these banana cereal pops. Simply insert a wooden popsicle stick into the end of the banana, dip it in a yogurt of your choice, and roll onto a tray filled with cereal (we suggest Fruity Pebbles for a colorful treat!). Transfer to the freezer on parchment paper, freeze, and enjoy! Check out the full recipe here.

Don’t let this Arizona summer pass you by without making one of these homemade frozen treats to keep you cool. Check out the Olympus Steelyard blog for more fun and delicious ways to beat the heat.

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