Beat the heat with a homemade treat (or two)

Image: Chilly treats for hot summer days

Via: Sainsbury's


1. Frozen yogurt pops

You can pretty much use any fruit you like for these healthier lollies. Just make sure you give them enough time to freeze before a heatwave hits.


2. Black forest brownie layer

For a summery way to round off a meal, you could do a lot worse than this delicious dessert. Whizz up some frozen berries with golden syrup and icing sugar, spoon between a halved brownie and serve with a generous dollop of ice cream. Bellissimo! 


3. Super-simple fruit and yogurt lollies

As the name suggests, these really could be made with your eyes closed (though we wouldn’t recommend it). We’ve used kiwi and strawberry here for some gorgeous colour contrast, but you can swap whatever fruit you like. 


4. Summer berry ice

Transform a bunch of berries into a richly flavoured sorbet-like treat with this recipe. If you use frozen berries, you can even eat it immediately.


5. Fruity yogurt buttons

No hidden tricks here, just a sweet healthier summer fix. Simply spoon flavoured yogurt on to a baking tray, add a slice of strawberry to each and freeze.


6. Cheat’s banana and Nutella ‘ice cream’

Frozen bananas take on an incredible ice cream-like consistency when they’re whizzed in a food processor, and you can add Nutella for a delicious addition. You could also try peanut butter, chocolate sauce, strawberries... whatever gets your taste buds going.