Frozen Summer Treats

Last time we posted about a summer reading challenge for members of our apartment community here at Liv Ahwatukee with some awesome book recommendations. We hope that’s going well! In today’s blog post we are switching gears a bit and sharing some frozen treats that are easy to make and fun to eat (perhaps enjoy one while you peruse your next book). It’s amazing how quickly simply eating something that is cold can help us cool down. Try one of these recipes the next time the mercury rises here in Phoenix, Arizona.


Frozen Pistachio Pie

This frozen pistachio pie recipe from the Cutestuff Cooks blog features the distinctive taste of pistachios with a creamy frozen dessert that is sure to please. The chocolate drizzled over the top adds just the right touch.


Frozen Juice Bars

Frozen treats don’t have to mean unhealthy. Try these healthy fruit and cream bars for a good-for-you option. Recipes include both strawberries and cream and peaches and cream. Yum!



A slushy punch recipe is a classic treat that’s sure to hit the spot on a warm day. These can be prepared ahead of time, too. We like this recipe for a banana and pineapple slush punch version from Our Best Bites.


Lemon Sorbet

Lemon is about as refreshing as it gets, and lemon sorbet takes it a step further, producing a fresh, exciting, cooling, flavorful treat. Sorbet has more sugar than ice cream, but less fat, and it’s non-dairy, too, making it a good choice for those who have lactose issues. Here is an easy Lemon Sorbet recipe to try.


Frozen Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is normally something we drink to warm up in the wintertime, but this Frozen Hot Chocolate sounds perfect for a hot summer day. We love that it looks like hot chocolate, complete with whipped cream on top.


If making frozen treats yourself is not on your list of things to do this summer, perhaps a trip to the nearest ice cream shop is in order. Doc’s Artisan Ice Creams, Baskin Robins, and Cold Stone Creamery are all within about three miles of Liv Ahwatukee Apartments, making an ice cream run convenient and fun!


Let us know your favorite recipes or ice cream shops in the area by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.