Treats to Beat the Heat

Dan Hittle of Albertsons stopped by GMW to share some fresh ideas with us. He talked about cold treats for the hot days that the whole family can enjoy!

From roasting marshmallows on the grill to carving watermelons, this is a sure fire way to beat the heat!

Here are the recipes so you can easily create these treats at home!

1/3 cup diced kiwi
1/3 cup diced watermelon
1/3 cup diced strawberries
1/3 cup diced pineapple
¼ cup fresh pineapple juice or orange juice

Combine diced fruit into a bowl and mix together. 
Fill 5 oz plastic cups with the fruit mixture
Add 1 Tablespoon of juice to each cup
Insert a craft stick into each cup
Place cups in freezer for a few hours, or until firm
To remove from a cup, run the outside of the cup under warm water for a few seconds

Snicker Salad
A huge thank you Linda Case Butler for sending us a delicious Snickers salad recipe!  I’ve tried this, and let me tell you, it is fantastic.  It’s everything you want in a summer treat, and more. 

1 bag of bite size Snickers, cut in half
1 Gala apple, cored and cut into bite size pieces
1 Red Delicious Apple, cored and cut into bite size pieces
1 Granny Smith Apple, cored and cut into bite size pieces
1 package of Vanilla instant pudding, 3.5 oz.  Prepared
16 oz. Cool Whip

Mix the pudding and Cool Whip in a large mixing bowl with a beater
Fold in the apples and Snickers pieces
Chill before serving

Cream Soda Floats
Root beer floats are pretty self explanatory; however, we’ll throw a little twist by using some cream soda instead of root beer. 

I tub of vanilla ice cream
A few bottles of your favorite cream soda (suggested: IBC)
1 can of whip cream

Scoop 1 or 2 scoops of ice cream into a glass
Slowly pour the cream soda into the glass, allowing the fizz to settle.  Fill the glass with cream soda
Spray a little whip cream on top of the glass
Serve with a straw and a long spoon