First things first! Cookie and Kate is hiring a local kitchen assistant. We’re in Kansas City. After five years of doing it all myself, I’m so excited to bring on some help. Details here! Also on that front, if you’ve noticed the site loading slowly lately, it should be fixed now. Growing pains. :)
As the temperatures near 100, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite cold treats. Cocktails, ice cream, frozen yogurt and popsicles galore! Most are fresh, fruity and naturally sweetened, too. What are you craving?
No. 1: Skinny Margaritas
“You have ruined me! I can’t have another margarita….only yours! so good. Life changing.” — Alissa
No. 2: Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
“I tried three of your recipes this weekend and loved them all, but this yogurt was amazing! I loved the simplicity of it, the deep purple hue, and the tangy sweetness as it melts in my mouth. Perfect for the last few days of summer!” — Kristen
No. 3: Beautiful Red Bell Cocktail
“Every time we make this cocktail it is a hit. It tastes like spring. I once accidentally used rum and it was still great.” — Jake
No. 4: Cucumber Mint Gimlet
“Another recipe from Cookie and Kate I can recommend. Thanks for the fantastic website.” — DJA
No. 5: Peach Raspberry Sorbet
“This looks amazing and so refreshing! And I love the color.” — Maria
No. 6: Banana Almond Smoothie
“Kate, this smoothie just blew my mind! So tasty, especially as a post-workout meal.” — Nicole B.
No. 7: Rainier Cherry Mojito
“Thanks so much for this recipe! There aren’t enough out there for Rainier cherries, which are of course, so delicious. This mojito was fantastic. I made it this weekend and blogged it today. So lovely!” — Julie
No. 8: Fresh Honeydew Margaritas
“GIRRRL. Made this with Mezcal last night and LOVED IT. Too much, maybe.” — Kelsey
No. 9: Balsamic Stone Fruit Sundae
“I made this yesterday with plums to top homemade vanilla ice cream. It was SO good, and the plums weren’t even completely ripe. Thank you!” — Liz
No. 10: Summertime Agua Frescas
“These look super refreshing! And I love that you can make them in a big batch — They’d be perfect for a barbecue!” — Heather
No. 11: Fresh Mint Ice Cream
“This mint ice cream has become our family’s all time favorite. It’s so light and fresh, deliciously creamy, and extremely satisfying. Thank you for your wonderful contribution to our family’s food traditions – I can’t wait to have some tomorrow!” — Joann
No. 12: Frozen Blueberry Margaritas
“I had these last night with cauliflower-crust pizza… awesome! Can’t wait to make them or a ladies night meal!” — Tina
No. 13: Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt
“As soon as you posted this recipe I knew it would be wonderful. Today was a family birthday that required something special so I made this delicious yogurt. This was quite a hit, thank you for another great recipe!” — R.A.
No. 14: The Bootleg Cocktail
“I happened to have fresh mint growing and tried this out with Gin. Very classy and tasty. Thanks!” — Matt
“These are the prettiest popsicles I’ve ever seen. Love the roasted berries!” — Laura
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