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  • What’s even more refreshing than Southern-style sweet tea with mint and peach? Southern sweet tea in pop form!

    This cool recipe from Pops! By Krystina Castella is perfect for (Peach Month, as it uses six whole fruits that get frozen right into the pops. Make up a batch or two to share—you and your guests can beat the heat while enjoying sweet, fresh peaches.

  • Nothing says summer like an ice cream sandwich: creamy ice cream, little bits of moist chocolate cookie getting stuck to your fingertips, eating the whole thing before it melted into a goopy mess. You probably don’t need a reason to seek out one of these yummy summer treats, but now you’ve got one: it’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

    Even better, today we show you how to make your own… with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

  • Oh cheesecake. So rich, so creamy, so totally deserving of a holiday of its own. The delectable dessert has roots running all the way back to ancient Greece, and is now enjoyed in various forms around the world. In honor of National Cheesecake Day (it's a thing, it was yesterday), Quirk is serving up a unique recipe from the book Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone by Krystina Castella.

    Perfect for summer, these Blueberry Cheesecake Pops have all of the essential cheesecake elements: graham cracker crust, creamy cheesy filling, and delicious fruit topping. You may think you know cheesecake, but you’ve never had it quite like this.   

  • For the chocoholic in all of us, a slight twist on a classic ice cream flavor: Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

    Lindsay Landis’ egg-free cookie dough recipe means you can chow down on the dough itself to your heart’s content... so you might want to make a little extra.

  • The coconut tree is a classy and functional gift from Mother Nature. Its water is refreshing and nutritious, the wood is strong for construction, the veins can also be re-purposed for items such as brooms or toothpicks, the meat of the nut becomes cooking oil and skin lotion, the fresh milk is used in food and drink, and even the smoke from the burning husk can repel mosquitoes.

    But my favorite use of this fine tree, as of late, is the cookie.

    Coconut lovers will go ape for this recipe with its soft center and chewy coconut flakes. Pair with a glass of milk, coconut mojito, or a bottle of coconut rum (and hammock), and enjoy!

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