Summer Inspired Treats!

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Courtesy of Chae Kim ‘19, Tessa Luini ‘19, and Ava Paulson ‘19

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Summer is coming soon and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for delicious treats perfect for helping you cool off on a hot day in the sun! Here are some fun and easy recipes for treats that’ll make your summer more memorable and yummy!

Fruity Ice Cubes

Description: This fun and easy summer treat brings excitement to every drink! Through a few simple steps, you can spice up any liquid with these fruity ice cubes.

Supplies + Ingredients:

  1. Ice cube holders
  2. Fruit juices of any kind

Steps:

  1. First, fill your ice cube holder with fruit juice (in this case, orange juice and cranberry juice).

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  1. Second, place your ice cubes in the freezer overnight, allowing them to harden.
  2. Once your ice cubes have frozen fully, remove them from the freezer.

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  1. One by one, take each ice cube out of the tray and place it in your desired drink (in this case, sparkling water with a slash of orange and cranberry juice).

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Watermelon Jello Slices

Description: This next snack is a new twist on a classic summer treat. By removing the watermelon and adding jello, you can create something totally unique while having uncomparable fun making it!

Supplies + Ingredients:

  1. A half of a watermelon.
  2. Two boxes of red jello, in this case, cherry.
  3. Bowls, a spoon, a knife, measuring cups, etc.  

Steps:

  1. First, cut out all of the fruit out of the inside.

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  1. Secondly, spoon out all of this watermelon into a separate bowl to enjoy later.

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  1. Once the watermelon has been cleaned out, pour two boxes of jello mix into a large bowl.
  2. Each box of jello needs 2 cups of water: one cup of hot water and one cup of cold water. Since 2 boxes of jello are needed for this recipe, double the amount of water.

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  1. Stir the jello completely so that no powder remains at the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Pour the jello mix into the cleared out watermelon.
  3. Place the watermelon in a bowl so that it can remain level.
  4. Put this bowl into the refrigerator for approximately 4 hours.
  5. Once the jello has set, remove the watermelon from the refrigerator.

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  1. Cut the watermelon into slices.

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  1. Enjoy!!

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No-Bake Birthday Cake Cheesecake (for those sweet tooths :))

Description: Craving something cold and super sweet for dessert after a day in the sun? Well, this no-bake birthday cake cheesecake is a very simple dessert recipe that is stored in the fridge to firm up and ready to take out any time of the day when your cravings kick in!

Supplies + Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  2. 12 oz. soft cream cheese
  3. ½ cup sugar
  4. 1 cup birthday cake mix (in this case, Funfetti)
  5. 1 graham cracker pie crust (I used store-bought crust, but you can make it yourself as well!) with tin included
  6. Rainbow sprinkles for topping

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Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, whip heavy cream with the blender until soft peaks form.

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  1. Stir in the cream cheese and sugar until the mix is creamy without clumps.
  2. Fold in the birthday cake mix.

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Courtesy of Chae Kim ‘19, Tessa Luini ‘19, and Ava Paulson ‘19

  1. Pour the entire mix into graham cracker pie crust
  2. Cover with sprinkles

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  1. Cover pie with plastic wrap, and let it firm up in the fridge for at least 6 hours (I waited overnight).
  2. Slice and serve!

 

Fruit Skewers

Description: This 10-minute snack is a perfect dessert to fight off the hot summer daze!

Supplies  + Ingredients:

  1. Fruits of your choice (we chose pineapple and kiwi)
  2. Skewers
  3. Chocolate chips

Steps:

  1. Melt the chocolate chips for around 5 minutes until it reaches a smooth consistency. Once it is fully melted, simmer the heat, but do not turn it off!
  2. Slice your fruit into bite-sized pieces to put on the skewers.

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  1. Place the fruit into the skewer (we personally liked mixing and matching the fruit as we thought it looked prettier!).
  2. Place the skewers on a plate and drizzle chocolate on top of it. Don’t forget to drizzle on both sides!
  3. Leave the skewers in the refrigerator for around 30 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

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One Response to “Summer Inspired Treats!”

  1. Amie B Kosberg on May 23rd, 2017 4:27 pm

    WOW! So professional!

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