August 26th is National Cherry Popsicle Day

From amusement parks and zoos to the family freezer, cherry reigns supreme as kids’ favorite flavor of popsicle. National Cherry Popsicle Day celebrates a sweet treat that parents can live with too, as they’re not too fattening or very expensive. And in August, they can be pretty darn refreshing as well!

It’s hot. Nothing much else to say about it. It’s just hot.

Now you could simply crank up the AC, run through the sprinklers a few times and maybe take a dip at a local pool, but why not indulge in some cool, sweet treats to beat the heat? Here are a few tips to keep you sane till the weather cools down.

Make popsicles I’ve got a couple boxes of store-bought popsicles in the fridge, but homemade popsicles are a great way to kill a few hours in the morning and then have a cool treat for the hot afternoon hours. Plus, you get to control what goes in the popsciple. Check out these homemade popsicle recipe lists!

Host an ice cream potluck Forget the casseroles and pasta salads. Ask your friends to bring over a tub of their favorite ice cream flavor. And don’t forget all the fixings whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, bananas, cones you know what I’m talking about.

Make snow cones, or shaved ice. Invest in a ice shaver appliance (about 30 bucks, give or take) and suddenly you have all kinds of delicious, COLD desserts at your fingertips. If you can’t make a trip to an Asian market for authentic Hawaiian shaved ice or Korean patbingsu, simply add some fresh fruit, condensed milk, chocolate syrup, ice cream, cereal bits basically, be creative. It’s ice. Things can’t go too wrong.

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