Though many families are preparing for the start of the school year, we are still enjoying warm, sunny weather here. One of our favorite ways to savor these last, lazy summer days is by enjoying a cool, frozen treat. Monkey and Baby both love ice cream, but this is only part of the tale. There are so many other wonderful icy delights you can enjoy – here is a just sampling:
Beyond Ice Cream: Frozen Treats Around the World
Many of us here in the United States grew up with sno cones. Frances from Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes introduces us to a different version of sweetened shaved ice from Puerto Rico – piraguas! She tells us that you can find carts selling this popular treat in every park and neighborhood!
And who can forget yummy paletas, the Mexican popsicles? Kid World Citizen shares a recipe for this refreshing treat!
A wonderful fruit popsicle recipe comes to us from the piri-piri lexicon, a French expat living in Germany. She notes popsicles = happy kids. So true!
Earlier this summer we tried some Persian-inspired summer treats, including pomegranate popsicles and pistachio non-dairy “ice cream.” Yum!
For even more popsicle ideas, check out our popsicle roundup from last summer!
As a nod to my Southern roots, last summer we also made sweet tea slushies, a delicious way to beat the heat!
Another yummy summer treat from Puerto Rico is limber, which you can easily make yourself. Frances at Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes tells us how, including a version with Oreos!
And if you are going to have ice cream, make it into art, like this adorable ice cream snowman that Eolia of La Cité des Vents enjoyed at an ice cream shop in Germany!
You can also try a new version of ice cream – from Kenya! We made ours with frozen mango, simple but delicious!
One of my favorite posts comes from InCultureParent, who put together this amazing slideshow of ice cream around the world – “from cart to mouth”! (The photo above is from Egypt).
If you are in Chicago, be sure to check out these global sweet treats recommended by Raising World Citizens! The Italian ices remind me of growing up in New Jersey!
And finally, don’t miss these 10 brain-freezing treats from around the world, courtesy of Mashable.com!
What are your favorite frozen treats?