There’s nothing quite like a cold treat on a hot summer day. If you need a fun activity for the kids while they’re home from school, or you want to have a refreshing treat for yourself, check out this collection of five delicious recipes below. Not only are these cold desserts great options to beat the heat, they are also easy to make and offer a variety of nutrients from the fresh fruit. Everyone is sure to enjoy them!

A watermelon drink with plates of watermelon and strawberries next to it along with two whole lemons. On top of a blue and white checkered cloth.
1.) Banana Ice Cream
A small white bowl with three scoops of banana ice cream with five yellow bananas in the background.

This banana ice cream is sweet, simple, and so delicious! After taking the time to freeze a few bananas, this ice cream comes together quickly in a blender. Top it off with fruit or nuts, and enjoy!

2.) Peach Smoothie
Two peach smoothies in a clear glass surrounded by whole peaches on a wooden surface.

This peach smoothie recipe highlights the natural sweetness of this delicious summer fruit. If you have fresh peaches, slice them up and freeze them for this recipe. Frozen and canned peaches are great options as well.

3.) Berry Good Pops
Three berry good popsicles with blueberries and blackberries scattered around the popsicles.

These berry popsicles make for an excellent activity for kids. Make them in the morning, and they’ll be frozen and ready to eat by when the warm afternoon rolls around. The recipe only calls for three ingredients, but by changing the type of juice and frozen fruit, you can make endless varieties depending on your taste!

4.) Creamy Blueberry Shake
Creamy blueberry shake in a clear, glass jar next to a grey cloth with a white background.

This blueberry shake is perfect for Maine summers. It is a fantastic combination of creamy frozen yogurt complemented by bursts of sweetness from the blueberries.

5.) Fruit Smoothie
Fruit smoothies placed on a table near a yellow and white tablecloth.

Few things beat a refreshing fruit smoothie. This smoothie is great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even as a dessert. Feel free to change it up and add whatever frozen fruit you have on hand.