Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What Is The Best Summer Treat?

We've been on a search this summer to find our summer time favorite treat. We've made some (click on the links for how we did it!) and we've gone to a few new shops and local stores to try out new treats.

There are so many to choose from:
  • Snow Cones. Although the paper cone shaped holder can use some improvements (mine always seems to get soggy), these are a traditional and sugary delicious summer time treat.
  • Lemonade. Who doesn't love lemonade? I prefer the traditional yellow lemonade; I like the tartness of it. Hubby prefers pink lemonade which is a little sweeter. The boys will take either one; since water and milk are their usual drinks, anything different is a treat. 
  • Ice Cream. I used to love when the ice cream truck came by. Now I see the trucks and they're all kinds of shady looking! The kids get to go to the truck a few times a summer. We even made our own ice cream! (Check out the Ice Cream In A Bag post for directions!) There's soft serve, Dip N Dots, hard serve/scoops, sundaes, and even frozen yogurt. There's many different ways to eat it too: scoops, waffle cones/bowls, sugar or cake cones, in a bowl. 
  • Popsicles. There are so many varieties out there! They're super easy to make too! If you want a relatively healthy recipe, check out the Popsicle post.
  • Root Beer Floats and Ice Cream Sodas. (If you don't know the difference, check out the post!)

  • Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick! I had this at a local festival this summer for the first time and it was delicious! Of course it's hard to go wrong with cheesecake and chocolate!

  • Hawaiian Ice/Shaved Ice. These are pretty similar to Snow Cones (in my opinion), except they're in a cup or a bowl, not in a cone shaped holder. Personally, I like the texture of the shaved ice and the ability to eat with a spoon better.
  • Iceballs. I just discovered these this summer after hearing about them from a friend. These are a combo of two great summer snacks: ice cream and shaved ice. There is a layer of shaved ice, a layer of ice cream, and another layer of shaved ice (usually in a round ball, hence iceballs). You get to pick your flavor of ice cream and shaved ice to create your perfect combo! If you have a shaved ice machine, you could make these at home!
Rainbow ice cream and shaved ice.
Strawberry ice cream and shaved ice.

  • Frozen lemonade.
  • Iced coffee.
  • Flurries or Blizzards.
  • Milkshakes.

Iced coffee (let's say, for example, a Mocha Frappuccino) is always my favorite. My non-coffee favorite actually depends on my mood. I have to say though, the iceball is probably at the top of the list, followed by a chocolate ice cream soda. When I asked the boys what their favorite was, they replied "all of them".

What is your favorite summer treat?

Washinton Post, The Ice Cream Truck Song

1 comment:

  1. Ooooohhh-- Ice cream! Heading to the freeze right now!

    By the way, I finally got around to linking you back for the Liebster Award! Thanks so much for the award-- you made my bloggy day! :)



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