Summer Treats

Summer is officially here so a raise of hand if you want a round-up of some fantastic summer treats?

summer treats

This year summer is going to be great, I just know it! I’ve gone part time at the hospital which means two twelve hour shifts a week instead of three {HALELUJAH!} and it feels great! Now I have more days where I can spend at the beach with my girls, or sitting in a canvas chair sweating my patootie off cheering them on at their softball games. And what do I want after a long day or evening {really anytime works} in the sun?

Something dessert-y.

In celebration of summer I’ve put together a collection of summer treats from around the web that will keep you cool and your sweet tooth happy. If you’re a sucker like I’m a sucker for a yummy treat after a long day then these treats are just the ticket.


My friend Sheila made strawberry shortcake minus the short cake. Yes-sir-ee that would be corn cake… and I’ve been thinking about it ever since she posted it! How weird is it that she texted me right as I was writing this post? Connected? I think so.


How about a fancy-schmancy mousse? This mousse has two of my favorite things… lemon and toasted coconut! Lauren {Climbing Grier Mountain} sure knows how to make me drool! Get the recipe here!


Bev… oh BEVVVV! This Lemon Balm and Crystallized Ginger Granita is all I can think about!


Oh and for those of you who want strawberry shortcakes with some sass… I made roasted balsamic strawberry shortcakes with vanilla bean whipped cream over at Tablespoon, check it.


Some say these are a drink… but I say drinks can be a treat! Especially when they are FrozenThai Iced Coffees, ya dig? Stephanie sure knows what’s up with these! Amazeballs!


Firecracker Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops. Ummm Georgia… I love you.


And then Lauren had to go and post a recipe called Salted Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream Cake. Yup, as in there’s an ice cream cake that has pretzels throughout AND drizzled with salted caramel. Stick a fork in me.


But don’t stick me until I eat 75 of these Earl Grey Ice Cream cones. Megan says they taste like Froot Loops… so naturally that means I’m totally all over this!



Did somebody say Deep Dish Cookies? Holy cow… I just, I just don’t know what to even say. Mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream… so these are bound to be fabulous! Maria… you’re pretty much a genius!

Stay cool and enjoy some deliciousness every once and a while, it’s good for your soul.

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7 Responses to “Summer Treats”

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    Tieghan Gerard — June 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Mmm! These all look insanely delicious! What a fun roundup!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    SO many amazing choices Laurie. How can I choose? Love Georgia’s popsicles for the 4th!!!

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    Evelina Micall — June 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Wow! These summer treats look so tempting! I want to taste all of these delicious treats. Give me some! šŸ˜‰

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    Herbivore Triathlete — June 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Wonderful round up, everything looks fantastic!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 29, 2013 at 11:02 am

    So I was over here ready to tell you that I’m drooling over all these recipes… and then I see one of mine! Thanks so much for sharing, love! Wish we could hang out and sip on those drinks and eat ice cream cake together (seriously, that salted caramel pretzel ice cream cake. WHAT.)

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    Sheila — June 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you sweet friend for sharing my not so short shortcake! xoxoox
    Now I’m drooling over all the other treats!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 30, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Can I have everything?!

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