7 Tasty Summer Recipes for The Family

Looking for a snack? We have 7 awesome summer recipes for you to try. These snacks are sweet, versatile, and simple enough to get the kids involved. Read on and get started on these delicious and easy-to-make summer recipes that’ll surely pair well with your next summer bash.

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Summer Recipes

The best summer recipes celebrate fruits that are in season. Sorbet is a great way to incorporate fruit into your festivities.

Sorbet with Condensed Milk

We’re kicking off this summer recipes list with sweet, fruity sorbet. The condensed milk in this dessert gives the sorbet a smoother texture than sugar. To try this out, you will need:

  • 2 cups of Frozen fruit
  • Food processor or blender
  • 1 and a ½ cups of Condensed milk
  • Spatula
  • Mint (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of Vanilla extract (optional)


  1. To the fruit processor add the frozen fruit and condensed milk.
  2. Add the mint and vanilla extract to the blender if you choose.
  3. Cover the food processor or blender.
  4. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
  5. Use a spatula to transfer the mixture to a freezable container.
  6. Store in the fridge for 3 hours.
  7. Eat and enjoy.

Sorbet with Simple Syrup

If you can’t get your hands on condensed milk, this simple syrup version will do the trick.

You will need:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of frozen fruit
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
  • Food processor or blender
  • Small saucepan
  • Spatula
  • 1 Large Bowl


  1. Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan. Heat the mixture on medium to high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. When the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat.
  3. Add the syrup to the bowl.
  4. Place the fruit in a food processor or blender.
  5. Blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.
  6. Pour the fruit into the same bowl as the simple syrup.
  7. Add the lemon or lime juice.
  8. Use a spatula to stir the mixture together.
  9. Add puree to a container.
  10. Freeze for 3 hours.
  11. Eat and enjoy.

Granola Recipe

This crunchy snack will be a year-round treat when you finally take a bite of this granola.

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What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup of nuts or fruit(optional)
  • 2 bowls (1 large and 1 small)
  • Spatula or spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. To a small bowl, add the oil, honey, or maple syrup and vanilla essence. Mix well with a spoon.
  3. To a large bowl, add oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4.  Stir together with a spoon.
  5. Pour the coating over the oats. Scrape out the coating with the spatula if needed.
  6. Mix the coating and oats together until well combined.
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. Pour the oats into the baking tray.
  9. Set oven timer to 20 minutes.
  10. After 10 minutes, stir the oats and let bake for another 10 minutes.
  11. Turn off the oven and take out the tray.
  12. Let the oats cool for 10 minutes and serve with fruit or nuts.

Frozen Banana Bites

This is another frozen summer snack.

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You will need:

  • 2 large Bananas
  • ¾ cup of chocolate filling or peanut butter
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Foil
  • Large plate


  1. Use a spoon to scoop out the filling of your choice into a small bowl.
  2. Cut the bananas into circular ½ inch pieces.
  3. Smear the filling onto a banana slice using the knife.
  4. Put two banana slices together to make a sandwich.
  5. Place the slices on a plate.
  6. Cover the plate with foil and place in the freezer.
  7. Let it freeze for at least 4 hours before eating.

Sweet and Sour Grape Candies

Ditch the Sour Patch Kids and take a bite of sweet and sour grapes this summer. You will need the following:

  • 3 cups of green grapes
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • Small saucepan
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 large plate
  • 2 packets of Jello powder or drink mix powder
  • Paper towels
  • Spoons
  • Foil


  1. Wash the grapes with water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place grapes in a bowl.
  3. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan.
  4. On a stove, heat the sugar and water on medium to high heat.
  5. When the sugar fully dissolves, remove the syrup from the heat.
  6. Spoon the syrup over the grapes. Make sure that the sugar and grapes are well combined.
  7. Pour the powder into a separate bowl.
  8. Take some of the grapes and stir them in the powder.
  9. Place the grapes on the plate.
  10. Repeat the previous step until all grapes are coated in the powder.
  11. Use foil to cover the plate.
  12. Place the grapes in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  13. Eat and enjoy.

Homemade Popsicles

A summer recipes list without popsicles? No way! Just blend and freeze for this delicious treat.

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  • 2 cups of fruit
  • 1 cup of yogurt (any flavor you choose)
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Blender
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


  1. To a food processor or blender, add the yogurt, fruit, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
  2. Blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour the puree into the popsicle modes.
  4. Insert a popsicle stick into each mold.
  5. Place the lids on the molds.
  6. Place the molds in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

Ice Cream in a Bag

Last but not least on the summer recipes list is ice cream in a bag. This brilliant sweet treat can be made in a bag with a few ingredients.

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You will need the following:

  • 1 cup of half and half 
  • ¼ cup course salt
  • 4 cups of Ice 
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cups of condensed milk
  • 1 medium Ziplock bag
  • 1 large Ziplock bag
  • Towels or gloves
  • Crushed cookies (optional)
  • Fresh strawberries (optional)


  1. To a medium zip lock bag, add half and half, condensed milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Add crushed cookie bits or strawberries if you choose.
  3. Seal the bag.
  4. To a larger Ziplock bag add ice and salt.
  5. Place the Ziplock bag containing the cream inside of the larger Ziplock bag.
  6. Seal the Ziplock bag.
  7. Put on a pair of gloves or wrap the Ziplock bag in a kitchen towel.
  8. Shake the bag back and forth for 10-15 minutes. The cream mixture should look thicker.
  9. Remove the Ziplock bag with the ice cream from the larger bag.
  10. Rinse the bag containing the ice cream with water.
  11. Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and serve.


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