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Food Network Kitchen’s Watermelon Ice Pop for One-Off Recipes, as seen on Food Network.

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Tara Donne

No amount of high-powered AC can cure us from our warm-weather woes this week. You have to step outside at some point, right? That said, we’re cooling down any way we can — and so are our social feeds — with icy frozen treats that are as creative as they are cooling.

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Layered Watermelon Ice Pops 00:49

This summery frozen treat uses sweetened, pureed avocado for the rind.

Layered Watermelon Ice Pops (pictured above)

A juicy slice of watermelon is bound to cool you down after one bite, but these layered frozen beauties take it one step further. The rind is made from sweet, pureed avocado, and the seeds are mini chocolate chips!

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The New Frose 00:35

Prep a frosty cocktail of rose wine and berries using an ice cream maker.

Blending up your very own frozen rosé at home is easier than you’d think. With a little help from your ice cream machine, you’ll be churning out our strawberry-infused blend on the reg.

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches 00:49

Coffee ice cream between brownie layers makes a yummy hand-held dessert.

Sandwich coffee ice cream between fudgy sheet-pan brownies to transform this chocolate baked good into an ice-cold treat that’ll feel far from the oven they came from.

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Summer Berry Baked Alaska 01:12

A patriotic trio of color lies beneath this beautifully toasted meringue.

You might light this meringue-topped dessert on fire, but everything else about this berry-filled dessert is ice-cold with its core of raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream and angel food cake.

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No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream 01:23

You don't need an ice cream maker to whip up this frozen treat at home.

No special equipment is needed to make this easy, fruity ice cream. A can of sweetened condensed milk is the secret ingredient to whipping up creamy no-churn ice cream at home.

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