8 cool treats for one hot summer

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(BPT) - After one of the coldest winters in years, everyone has been looking forward to a little sunshine and warmth. Now, with the heat upon us, it seems we're all pining for a little chill. These cool, tasty treats will help you survive summer ... no sweat.

1. No-bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

No bake cookie dough sandwich

Are you a cookie dough lover? Instead of using baked chocolate chip cookies to sandwich ice cream, this frozen treat is prepared with egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough.

2. S'mores Pie

Smore pie

At your next summer gathering, serve a pie that combines all the elements of summertime's sweetest treat. A graham cracker crust is topped with a chocolate ganache layer and fluffy marshmallow creme.

3. No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake
This light and fluffy cheesecake is a perfect dessert for summertime. It can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, without your oven.

4. Red, White and Blue Mousse Parfaits

red white and blue mousse

Sweeten your 4th of July or Labor Day barbecues with a parfait of layered red, white and blue mousse.

5. Frozen Fruit Pops

Frozen fruit pops

Start with a base of simple syrup, then blend with desired fruit and flavor. Freeze into popsicles or ice cubes. Enjoy cubes with iced tea, lemonade or sparkling water.

6. Pina Colada Spiced Mousse Minis

Pina Colada spiced Mousse
Layered with pineapple, toasted macadamia nuts, coconut milk mousse and crushed shortbread, this small-bite dessert has a tropical twist.

7. Easy Fruity Shaved Ice

easy fruity shaved ice
Color and flavor your homemade simple syrup to create fun frosty treats, perfect for beating the summer heat.

8. Strawberry Coconut Milk Smoothie

Strawberry smoothie

Whip up this delicious frozen treat for a cool breakfast or an afternoon snack. Coconut milk makes it extra creamy and vanilla extract adds a hint of richness.

Stay cool all summer long. Visit www.McCormick.com, www.Facebook.com/McCormickSpice and www.Pinterest.com/MccormickSpice for more refreshing recipes.

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