Diva Tasting : Summer Treats…

Summer Treats

Easy Desserts

Ice Cream


1 pint Cream, fluid, heavy whipping

1 (14 ounce) can Milk, canned, condensed, sweetened


Step 1 Beat heavy cream in a bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form; add sweetened condensed milk and beat until thick and well combined.

Step 2 Transfer mixture to a shallow container and cover with plastic wrap; freeze until solid, about 6 hours.

Fudge Pops


1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut cream (Nuts, coconut cream, raw (liquid expressed from grated meat))

½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread (nutella)


Step 1 Beat coconut cream in a bowl with a whisk until creamy and smooth; add chocolate-hazelnut spread and stir until smooth. Pour the mixture into ice-pop molds.

Step 2 Freeze mixture until solid, about 4 hours.

Pineapple Sorbet


1 ½ cups Orange juice, raw

1 cup Pineapple, raw

Step 1 Mix orange juice and pineapple in a blender on high speed until smooth. Transfer to a covered container; freeze for at least 5 hours.

Peanut Butter/ Banana Ice cream


4 each Bananas, raw

¼ cup Peanut butter, smooth style, with salt


Step 1 Arrange banana slices on a baking sheet and freeze, 8 hours to overnight.

Step 2 Process frozen bananas in a food processor until evenly chopped; add peanut butter and process until thick and creamy.


15 each Strawberries, raw

5 each Bananas, raw


Step 1Place strawberries and bananas in separate containers or resealable plastic bags; freeze at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 2 Place strawberries in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Step 3 Place bananas in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Cotton Candy Grape Lemonade Pops


½ Cup Green Grapes (seedless)

2 Cups Lemonade, Frozen Concentrate, White, Prepared With Water


Step 1 Divide grapes between ice pop molds. Pour lemonade over the grapes.

Step 2 Freeze for 8 hours, or overnight. Run molds under cold water for 10 to 15 seconds to release pops.

Easiest Ice Cream

Using only two ingredients, this ice cream recipe consistently produces thick, creamy ice cream. It can be made fat-free or sugar free in any flavor available in a pudding mix. This recipe is ideal for busy cooks, children, elderly people, diabetics, or dieters who cannot find sugar-free ice cream they like, or anyone who wants to impress guests with little effort. This ice cream tastes like very good commercial ice cream.


1 quart Cream, fluid, half and half

1 (3.5 ounce) package Desserts, puddings, vanilla, dry mix, instant


Step 1 Place the bowl of an ice cream maker in the freezer until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.

Step 2 Chill half-and-half in the freezer, shaking every 10 minutes, until chilled but not frozen, about 30 minutes.

Step 3 Pour chilled half-and-half and pudding mix into a bowl and mix well with a whisk.

Step 4 Place frozen bowl of ice cream maker into the ice cream maker; add the stirring component and lid. Turn on the machine so the bowl is rotating. Pour pudding mixture into the machine through the hole in the lid.

Step 5 Allow ice cream to process in the ice cream maker until desired consistency is reached, about 30 minutes.

Chocolate Banana Pop


4 Each Bananas, Raw

3 ½ Ounces Dark Chocolate Candy Bar


Step 1 Stick bananas with a lollipop stick; place on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 1 hour.

Step 2 Place chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

Step 3 Coat frozen bananas with melted chocolate.

Cook’s Notes:For a dairy-free treat, use a dairy-free chocolate. Tips Oats, chopped nuts, and pumpkin seeds could be used as toppings. Roll the chocolate-covered bananas in toppings before chocolate sets.

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