Summer Treats Every Hostess is Going to Miss

Saying goodbye to summer is hard, but saying goodbye to these summer treats is harder

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

We are so sad to see you go...

Sure, every season has its advantages. Winter time means buckets of hot cocoa, spring is full of refreshing garden salads, and in the fall you get to practically bathe in pumpkin-flavored things. But summer — summer is a special time for food. Everything is light, zesty, and super simple. But most importantly, we get to serve a myriad of frozen treats that satiate and hydrate us on a hot summer day. We are so sad that these treats will soon be out of season, so make sure you make them soon!

Concord Grape Granita Recipe

Concord grapes are so sweet and juicy that they seem to explode in your mouth. Using the juice to make an icy granita is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this superfood. The addition of lime provides a nice tart flavor to balance out some of the sweetness. The fresh mint infused into the syrup and the sprinkle of salt gives it a bit of finesse and makes this light dessert even more refreshing. This is a perfect recipe for splurging on a high-quality sea salt like fleur de sel — sprinkled over the granita just before serving, it will give the treat a burst of flavor, visual appeal, and even texture. — Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon

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Orange Cream Ice Pops Recipe

This take on a classic frozen treat is both refreshing and bursting with bright orange flavor. Made with yogurt and fresh orange juice, this tasty ice pop is a healthy choice for a summer sweet tooth.

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Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

It doesn't get any easier (or more fun) than these fruity, chocolaty frozen treats on a stick. They're great as an after-school snack for the kids, or anytime you've got a large group of people to feed. Make sure to use firm-ripe bananas for this recipe.

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