Summer is here! Thank goodness. But now we’ve traded in shivering with runny noses to sweating our buns off in front of the air conditioner. When winter was doing her worst this past year, did you ever imagine you would be wishing for cooler temperatures again? Well, while we can’t control the weather, we can certainly embrace and celebrate the heat and sunshine while indulging in a few summer-only cool treats inspired by Disney’s mega-hit, Frozen.
Olaf’s Marshmallow Pops
This is arguably the cutest of our three Frozen treats because there’s nothing like biting the head off of an adorable snowman treat. Grab a pack of the larger standard size of marshmallows and a box of long toothpicks or cooking skewers. Top three large marshmallows, one on top of the other, on a skewer to make the snowman’s body of Olaf. Then stick toothpick arms into the middle stick and top off with mini-marshmallow hands. Create eyes with mini chocolate chips, and a candy corn “carrot” nose. Freeze for two hours to get that extra cold, chewy texture, and enjoy with your little Frozen fans!
Elsa’s Icy Pops
On top of being oh-so-refreshing, magical-looking, and yummy as all get out, these sweet Elsa treats are also vegan! Mix coconut milk, a bit of vanilla, and a couple spoonfuls of honey to taste. Next, you’ll need some bright blue rock candy. A lot of larger grocery stores will have rock candy in their sweet treat departments, but if your local store doesn’t, it’s easy to find in candy specialty stores, or online. You can even learn to make it yourself with this tutorial on ScienceBob.com. Crumble some of your bright blue rock candy in the tip of each popsicle mold (about a spoon’s worth, but there’s no exact right amount) and then fill with your coconut milk mixture. These yummy guys need a rather long time to freeze, so be prepared to wait several hours before you enjoy. Long enough to say…watch the Frozen movie twice in a row.
Anna’s Sugary Snow Balls
This is arguably the easiest of our three Frozen-themed treats, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t super yummy! It does mean, however, that these are a great bet if it’s too hot to do too much prep work, and your kids are getting hot and cranky and cruising for a treat without waiting too long. Start by using the right serving dishes to make these “snowball treats” feel special. Maybe a wine or martini glass or even a traditional ice cream dish would work great if you have them. Use an ice cream scooper to create the perfect big, round vanilla ice cream spheres just the size and shape of the perfect snowball. Then put them right into the serving dish and cover with a sprinkling of bright blue decorating sugar from the baking isle in your local grocery store. Voila! A Frozen treat fit for your little ice princess.
Whether you have a little time or a lot of time, one of these Frozen goodies will be a mega-hit in your home! And if you’re done snacking, and want some ideas for non-food Frozen treats, check out our popular Frozen themed accessories and makeup!