Refreshingly simple, one great way to beat the heat is to make homemade treats from fresh fruit. Try one of these three ways to enjoy frozen treats on hot days.
Here in Texas, we have at least three months of hot, hot, hot days that are 95 to 100 degrees. When you factor in the humidity and heat index it gets even worse. I always try to spend an hour or so outdoors in the morning, so I can water the garden and potted plants and not spend all my time indoors.
I found three simple ways that you can enjoy the bounty of the summer by taking fresh fruit and turning it into a refreshing treat. Give them a try and see which is your favorite. They are bound to become family classics.
The best part is that they don’t require any sugar or artificial ingredients, so you can feel good about serving it to friends and family.
Healthy Raspberry Ice Pops from Joybilee Farm
These are so easy to make at home. Really, if you can make a smoothie you can easily make healthy raspberry popsicles with real fruit and just a little natural sweetener. Once you’ve tried your own fresh fruit ice pops you won’t ever go back to store-bought. Provided you follow the tips in this post from Chris, you won’t go wrong.
Strawberry Sorbet without an Ice Cream Maker
The first step in this easy recipe is pulsing strawberries in a food processor until they are broken down and are a chunky consistency. I love that you only need a few supplies and a fork to make a tasty and healthy treat for the family. Think of all the different flavor combinations you can make!
Refreshing Frozen Treats Melon Freeze
Make you own refreshing melon freeze with this recipe from Ridge Haven Homestead. She suggests using whatever type of melon you have on hand. While this one is obviously cantaloupe, a mix of melons would also very refreshing.
Welcome to Farm Fresh Tuesday #10!
I’ve teamed up with my terrific homesteading buddies for a weekly blog hop and we’re super excited that you’re here.
What is a blog hop? It’s a place for bloggers to put their most recent articles about topics that interest you. It’s like searching for all the things you love about homesteading without having to scroll through a google search on individual topics. Each week you’ll find a new blogger and a few new articles that you’ll love.
My Co-hosts for Farm Fresh Tuesday are:
Lisa Lombardo of The Self-Sufficient Home Acre read her latest article – 12 Tips to Survive Summer on the Homestead
Annie Lewellyn of 15 Acre Homestead read her latest article – Birdseed Treats That Are So Simple To Make
Tamara Reid of The Reid Homestead read her latest article – Using Eggshells in the Garden
Shelle Wells of Rockin W Homestead read this article – Dehydrated Tomato Powder for Cooking
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