Beat the Heat With Frozen Treats

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Welcome to the dog days of summer. Hot, humid, sticky and sweaty, the month of August practically forces us to seek solace amongst chilly air conditioners, deep swimming pools and the coldest of foods. Stay cool and refreshed with these frozen summertime sweet recipes below. Featuring classic and creative ingredients, these tasty delights are practically melting with flavor.

Perfect for kids (and kids at heart), Food Network Magazine’s Coconut Pops (pictured above) are hand-held treats bursting with cool, piña colada-inspired flavors. Made with rich coconut milk, these creamy pops can easily be frozen in small paper cups instead of plastic popsicle molds.

Serve drinks and dessert in one dish with Food 2’s recipe for Shiraz Granita. Tangy, sweet and refreshing, this adults-only snow cone can be made with your favorite red wine. Sprinkle with fresh mint or lemon zest for a light, fragrant touch.

Put a frozen twist on peaches and cream with an Ice Cream Terrine With Sautéed Peaches from Cooking Channel. Vanilla and peach ice creams are layered into a loaf pan, frozen overnight and topped with smooth, sugar-laced peaches.

Craving homemade ice cream but don't have a fancy ice cream-maker? No problem! Food.com’s fool-proof recipe for Homemade Ice Cream is made in a sealable plastic bag. Just a few minutes of shaking and you’ll be enjoying the ultimate creamy treat. Add a few tablespoons of chocolate or strawberry syrup for flavored ice cream in a flash.

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