If summertime heat has you down, why not make a few outrageous desserts to cool off those hot summer nights, or after barbeque gatherings? Freeze a few of these ahead of time, and pull out amazingly cool ice-cream cakes, pies, cookies, or custards whenever you desire (your choice of wholesome and gluten-free varieties too).
Amazing Ice Cream Cakes & Pies
Betty Crocker has such an outrageous collection of ice cream cakes and pies, making choices difficult, so let’s start with chocolate. Here is a fabulous Chocolate Malt Ice-Cream Cake”, with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, ice cream, and topped with malted milk balls; or this “Fudge Mint Ice Cream Torte” stacked with brownie layers and chocolate-chip mint ice cream, then topped with crème-de-menthe chocolate candies.
How about this easy-to-make “Cashew-Fudge-Caramel Ice Cream Pie” which has a cookie crust, ice-cream filling, and is sprinkled with cashew nuts, over caramel and chocolate drizzles? Or serve up this tangy, citrus pie with lemon sherbert and vanilla ice cream, finished with fresh fruit goodness in this “Blueberry-Topped Lemon Ice-Cream Pie”.
Gluten-Free Dessert Delights
Lime sherbert is combined with ice-cream and whipped cream, creating this heavenly “Gluten Free Lime Vanilla Freeze” cake. And by using real lemon juice, butter, and eggs, you can make these mouth-watering “Bisquick® Gluten Free Lemon Squares”, lightly dusted with powered sugar, from scratch.
From My Gluten-Free Kitchen.com we drool over these chocolate and peanut-butter layered “Buckeye Brownies – Gluten-free”. And Twinas Latinas Magazine offers amazingly smooth “Assorted Flans” in whispered flavors of coffee, coconut, or lemon; along with an incredible “Natillas de Naranja (Orange Custard)”, although layers of indulgent chocolate and whipped-cream are purely optional.
My favorite melt-in-your-mouth cookies are these super-easy “Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies”. Made with your favorite brand of store-bought peanut butter, or make your own, as shown in “Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter”, which also makes healthy sweet-nut drizzle-toppings for cookie bars.
Twinas Latina Magazine again shares a kid-friendly, yet wholesome “Apple Crisp” to be enjoyed warm or cold, for breakfast, lunch, or dessert with a scoop of ice cream on top. Plus a healthier and chewier chocolate-chip cookie can be found in this secret recipe for “Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal-Walnut Cookies”.
Betty Crocker also has a “Healthified Turtle Ice Cream Cake” that looks like everything you would expect in a turtle-type treat, but with lower fat and fewer calories. This gooey chocolate-crusted, ice-cream-filled pie has pecans and caramel too, making it taste every bit as fattening as the real thing.
Try whipping up a few of these wholesome no-bake family treats, like a lemony-smooth “Zesty Cheese-Cake” with super-easy nut crust in “No-Bake Low Calorie Desserts: Keeping it Cool This Summer!” Also included are details for preparing an assortment of easy-to-make “Pie-Bites” and “Frozen Fruit & Cream-Yogurt Bars”, healthy decadence for kids to make and enjoy, right along with you.