Is the late summer heat getting the best of you? Kick the heat to the curb with these 12 frozen dessert recipes.

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Even though this has been a bit of a mild summer, we’ve had our share of HOT days. And since I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, I know that August most certainly has some sweltering days in store for us.

Elle goes back to school soon, so I’m trying to soak up these final moments of summer with her.

That includes beating some of this late summer heat by making all sorts of frozen desserts with her.

We’ve come a long way from when I was a kid and a classic mom move was to freeze orange juice in ice cube trays and call them “popsicles.” Kids these days have it good when it comes to frozen treats!

To help you embrace these last summer days with your families, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite frozen dessert recipes. From popsicles to ice cream cake and from dairy-filled treats to dairy-free delights, there’s a little something for everyone on this list.

So crank up the air conditioning, grab your favorite recipe, and let’s make some creamy, cool desserts!

12 Frozen Desserts to Beat the Heat

The summer heat won't stand a chance against these 12 frozen dessert recipes! From ice cream to popsicles, there's something for everyone here.


Strawberry S'mores Ice Cream

Strawberry S’mores Ice Cream couldn’t be better for a summer dessert. It’s cool and creamy, and just the right texture thanks to a secret ingredient!

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Frozen Samoa Pie

Frozen Samoa Pie is pretty much a chocolate-caramel-coconut lover’s dream. Layers upon layers of those delectable flavors, in one frozen treat!

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Coffee Granita

Granita is one of the easiest frozen desserts to make, and this Coffee Granita recipe will be a hit with any coffee lover!

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No-Churn Roasted Berry Ice Cream

No-Churn Roasted Berry Ice Cream is full of sweet berry flavor. The little flecks of vanilla make it extra special and a no-churn recipe makes it extra easy.

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Lazy Girl’s Snickers Ice Cream Cake

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Be the hero of any party with this Snickers Ice Cream Cake! Made with pound cake, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, caramel, and peanuts. It's the easiest ice cream cake ever!

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Salted Caramel Milkshake

Salted Caramel Milkshakes made with vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel sauce and dark salted caramel chocolate. They’re the perfect way to chill out and indulge!

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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This raspberry chocolate chip ice cream is the perfect addition to your summer menu. Slightly sweet, full of fresh berry flavor and packed with dark chocolate chips. You’ll love how easy it is to make your own ice cream!

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Roasted Berry Goat Cheese Popsicles

Sweet and tangy Roasted Berry Goat Cheese Popsicles are the perfect icy treats to help beat the summer heat.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a sweet and easy crowd-pleasing dessert that will stretch easily to feed a crowd. You can use any ice cream you love, and it’s perfect for summer barbecues!

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Watermelon Mint Lemonade Popsicles

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Watermelon, mint, and citrus make these popsicles as refreshing as they are beautiful.

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No Bake Frozen Cheesecake

No Bake Frozen Cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate summer. A sweet and salty crust combines with a layer of smooth cheesecake filling and fresh berries to create a delicious dessert for summer entertaining.

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Almond Mocha Ice Cream Bars

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These almond mocha ice cream bars feature no churn mocha ice cream dipped in melted chocolate with chopped almonds. 

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