The hotter the temperature, the better a frozen dessert tastes — that’s just science.
And that’s also why an ice-cold sweet treat goes so well with a summertime barbecue. As you prepare for your outdoor feast, then you can’t forget to plan the frozen desserts you’ll serve to your guests.
Need some inspiration as you figure out your menu? We’ve got you covered. Try these, our six best frozen dessert ideas for your next hot-weather BBQ.
- Chocolate-Dipped Saffron Cream Pops
You might be wondering, what place do saffron spice recipes have at my summer barbecue? Once you try these popsicles, though, you won’t be asking that question anymore.
These DIY popsicles have a slew of exciting flavors — saffron, rose and almond included. And, of course, it all comes together beneath a chocolate coating that everyone will love.
- Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Ice Cream
The grill’s already fired up, so use it to your advantage for this sweet treat.
You’ll grill the peaches long enough to caramelize them — and brand them with aesthetically pleasing grate marks. Then, you’ll scoop vanilla ice cream onto the warm, gooey stone fruit. And yes, it’s just as delicious as it sounds.
- Mint Chocolate Harbor Bars
Harbor bars hail from Maine, where you can order them with different ice cream flavors inside. So, feel free to swap out the mint for another trusted flavor, such as vanilla.
No matter what you choose, it’s sure to taste amazing with the rest of the ingredients: chocolate chip cookies and chocolate. You’ll use these tasty components to build ice cream sandwiches that your BBQ guests can grab and enjoy.
- Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Speaking of grab-and-go treats, you can also try out these popsicles. They’re a great option if you’re looking for frozen fruit desserts, as you’ll need lots of strawberries and lemon zest to make them.
Along with the fruit, you’ll need Greek yogurt and cream cheese to get a smooth, sweet consistency. Pop everything in the freezer for four to six hours, and voila: you have a BBQ-ready dessert.
- Snow Cones With Homemade Fruit Syrup
You know how good a snow cone is with a squirt of processed fruit syrup. So imagine just how tasty it’d be to make that topping yourself.
This recipe gives you the tools to do just that, with instructions to make cherry, orange, pineapple and apple flavors for your icy treats. In the end, you’ll have the perfect BBQ dessert, especially if kids are attending the feast.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Who doesn’t love pie? And who doesn’t love peanut butter? In other words, this recipe is a foolproof addition to your next barbecue.
Better yet, it only takes a quarter-hour to prepare this pie, which features a homemade crust and an airy, sweet center. When it comes time to serve, pluck the pie from the freezer, slice it up and drizzle each piece with warm chocolate syrup. Yum.
Whip Up Your Frozen Desserts
At least one of these frozen desserts is sure to have caught your eye. So, add it to your menu and whip it up in preparation for your next big barbecue.
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