When a dessert craving hits on summer’s hottest days, sometimes only a frozen treat will do. But have too many ice cream runs left you looking for some icy alternatives? Our list of the best frozen dessert recipes includes creative choices from frozen lemonade pie to Nutella pops. Staying cool never tasted so good, all courtesy of your freezer!

Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat: The Best Frozen Dessert Recipes

Summer living means enjoying simple pleasures with less effort. Our choices for the best frozen dessert recipes come together in minutes so you’re never stuck in the kitchen. And while these treats go beyond basic ice cream, the ingredient lists keep it simple with your favorite summer staples.

Refreshing Frozen Lemonade Pie

Looking for lemon desserts you can freeze that mix up in minutes? With a store-bought graham cracker crust and a filling that contains just three ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier than this lemonade pie. Sweetened condensed milk, frozen lemonade concentrate, and whipped topping transform in the freezer into a sweet and tangy treat that instantly refreshes.

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Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

This summer treat does the impossible by combining kid-friendly snacks with healthy freezer desserts. Simply cut bananas into 1-inch pieces, placing a toothpick in the middle before freezing. Once frozen, dip the bananas in melted chocolate and your favorite toppings and pop them in the freezer for another 30 minutes. Fun, frozen (and healthy) fruit treats? Yes, please!

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Nutella Pops

Nutella fans enjoy a cult following and freezing this chocolate hazelnut treat may bring that frenzy to a new level. Combine Nutella with whipped topping and milk and pour into Dixie cups, old-school style, placing a popsicle stick in the middle. Freeze until firm, snip off the cup, and the best frozen dessert recipes just got better with a little Nutella.

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Triple Chocolate Frozen Dessert

Easy frozen chocolate desserts have to make chocolate the star and this one has three leading roles. Dark, white, and milk chocolates are chopped and combined with hot, heavy cream to make three separate ganaches.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before whipping each ganache to a whipped-cream consistency. Layer one on top of the other in a foil-lined loaf pan and freeze, removing from the pan to slice and serve. In just 1 hour, you’ll have one of those make-ahead frozen desserts to please a crowd of chocolate lovers.

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Strawberry Dole Whip Recipe

If you’ve visited Disney World you’ve likely cooled off with a Dole Pineapple Whip in the Magic Kingdom. This recipe allows you to enjoy this frozen treat at home, far from the lines and crowds, with the fresh summer flavor of strawberries.

Simply add frozen strawberries and raspberries to the blender with milk and a touch of lemon juice. Blend to combine and scoop to enjoy. Or, place the blended mixture in a plastic bag, snip off the end, and swirl into cups for true Disney effect.

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