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Fluff: best summer treat

Watermelon? Ice cream? Otter Pops? Homemade popsicles made from lemonade? What is *the* best summer treat? Dirol

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Dairy Queen.....I am having a love/hate relationship with Blizzards right now.

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I found this yummy coconut ice recipe - kinda like ice cream but no dairy. So good.

I hate watermelon. It is the fruit I detest the most. The smell of watermelon gum makes me gag. Same with honeydew. I can only do canteloupe.

I used to love Blizzards. And just plain old soft serve cones.

I am partial to a nice peach Bellini or sangria myself. Yuuuummmm.

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My favorite used to be homemade popsicles from lemonade, but with a husband & kids who are all allergic to melon, but who will eat it anyway & then ***** about their throats being itchy & tight, I take a nice cold juicy watermelon whenever I can get it without them!

And I'd love to try coconut ice. I've never been a fan of coconut but had some coconut-based non-dairy yogurt last week that was heavenly.

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"Spacers" wrote:

My favorite used to be homemade popsicles from lemonade, but with a husband & kids who are all allergic to melon, but who will eat it anyway & then ***** about their throats being itchy & tight, I take a nice cold juicy watermelon whenever I can get it without them!

And I'd love to try coconut ice. I've never been a fan of coconut but had some coconut-based non-dairy yogurt last week that was heavenly.

Damn anaphylaxis. Soooooo annoying. Wink
I'll send you that recipe for the coconut stuff.

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Lisa I'm serving coconut sorbet tonight for dessert! you know, because hosting a dinner party the wednesday night before a huge party (when your husband is out of town no less) is brilliant planning! Smile That is one of my all time favorites.

My summer favorite would have to be fresh blackberries or raspberries right off the vine, still all warm from the sun. Our neighbor has huge patches and he lets the kids pick them at will so we eat them nightly. That or grilled peaches with booze on top over ice cream. Mmmm.

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Mmmmm...I love watermelon! Grilled fruit is awesome, too.

We have a local dairy here that makes the best ice cream, so it's a nice treat for the boys and I to grab on a warm summer night. Hmm...might need to go there tonight ;).

On the drink side - I discovered Leinie's Summer Shandy after a 5K last week. I'm looking forward to enjoying that on the deck this summer.

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Del's Lemonade.

Del's Lemonade and Refreshments - Headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island, Del's specializes in frozen lemonade and other refreshing products.

Only the lemonade...not that other crazy stuff. Pieces of lemon..frozen lemonade...it's the best!

I love ice cream too but that's year round for me. Our local Dairy Queen doesn't close down anymore for the full winter only 1 month so my cravings aren't as insane by summer!

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

Damn anaphylaxis. Soooooo annoying. Wink

I know! I've told them to take a swig of Benadryl first but nope, no one ever listens to me. Wink

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"Potter75" wrote:

Lisa I'm serving coconut sorbet tonight for dessert! you know, because hosting a dinner party the wednesday night before a huge party (when your husband is out of town no less) is brilliant planning! Smile That is one of my all time favorites.

My summer favorite would have to be fresh blackberries or raspberries right off the vine, still all warm from the sun. Our neighbor has huge patches and he lets the kids pick them at will so we eat them nightly. That or grilled peaches with booze on top over ice cream. Mmmm.

Did you make the coconut sorbet or buy? I love coconut in all forms... I slather 100% pure coconut oil on myself every morning, lol.

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Love berries right off the vine too. At our cabin there is a lot of huckleberry bushes, so in late august we spend a whole weekend picking them, but most of the time they are gone before we make it into the cabin

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Chocolate coconut ice milk: 1 can coconut milk, 1/3 c. bittersweet chocolate chips melted, 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp liquid stevia (or whatever the sugar equivalent is). Whisk all ingredients together in large bowl, pour into ice cream maker and freeze. Serve immediately for soft-serve consistency or freeze 2 hours for firmer ice cream.

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THere is nothing better than a cold, sweet watermelon. The fruit I despise is canteloup...gag me. My kids won't eat it either, but we all love watermelon!

No lemon fans in my house either so lemonade doesn't go over well. We all think it's too sour.

I just bought an ice cream maker and made homemade ice cream twice over memorial weekend. So good, but quite a hassle!

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"Potter75" wrote:

Lisa I'm serving coconut sorbet tonight for dessert! you know, because hosting a dinner party the wednesday night before a huge party (when your husband is out of town no less) is brilliant planning! Smile That is one of my all time favorites.

My summer favorite would have to be fresh blackberries or raspberries right off the vine, still all warm from the sun. Our neighbor has huge patches and he lets the kids pick them at will so we eat them nightly. That or grilled peaches with booze on top over ice cream. Mmmm.

If you make your sorbet can you please send me the recipe? Smile

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

If you make your sorbet can you please send me the recipe? Smile

Go to store. Buy sorbet Smile Super easy and foolproof.

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Ice cream, anyone? LOVE it more than I love most other things.