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Treats for a Warm Day

woman wearing a summer hat eating a popsicle
As much as we love warmer weather, it can get hot. To fight off the heat and make the change of weather more enjoyable, indulge in some cool treats! In this week’s Nantucket Gate Blog, we’ve got a short list of treats you can be partaking in on a warm day here in Tacoma, WA. 

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

  • 2 cups strawberries, halved

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Enjoy the taste of a strawberry cheesecake in popsicle form! No need for a fork and plate for this treat, you can take it with you wherever you go, but these are so tasty, you’ll probably want one for each hand.

Chewy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients: 

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut up

  • 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1 1/2 c. sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 3 pt. coconut gelato, softened

  • Shredded coconut, for coating

People often ask: How do you make an ice cream sandwich better? Well, the answer is very clearly to slap ice cream between two brownie pieces! Indulgent and delectable, you’re probably going to need a large mug of milk with these cool treats.

Frozen Mocha Oreo Bars

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups crushed Oreos (about 4 sleeves)

  • 8 Tablespoons butter

  • 4 cups whipping cream

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 Tablespoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water

  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce, plus more for the top

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

If you like oreos and coffee, you’re going to love this recipe! Once you’re done making this recipe, you’ll have plenty of delicious oreo bars to go around. Share them with your friends or eat it all yourself, you do you!