• Green matcha sorbet with ginger wafers (Brett Stevens)
When summer days are hot, muggy, and downright insufferable, you can always count on something sweet and frozen to get you through.
3 Jan 2018 - 2:23 PM  UPDATED 8 Jan 2018 - 5:36 PM


This refreshing, dairy-free dessert is synonymous with the Iranian city of Shiraz, where it may be coloured yellow with saffron.Featuring orange-blossom water, rice vermicelli and pomegranate seeds, the contrasting textures and flavours make faloodeh a unique frozen treat.

Blood orange margarita ice blocks with lime salt

What’s better than a margarita? One that will last you more than two sips and cool you off in this heat. This one’s made with blood orange and lime, for a refreshing citrus hit.

Ube ice-cream float

We’re not sure whether this is entirely considered a “frozen” treat, but we are definitely #teamspider! This hybrid lemonade ice cream float combines the feel of a retro milkbar, with a gloriously purple ube ice cream. Think halo halo, but lighter!

Ube ice-cream float

Turkish delight ice-cream timbals

This dessert is a mash up between Turkish delight and ice-cream. Make it the day before your dinner party and wow your guests by topping these pretty little timbals with soft clouds of Persian fairy floss, pomegranate seeds, pistachios and berries. Simple, stylish and oh-so delicious.

Could Meghan's ice cream truck produce this work of art? But you can.

Instant banana and coconut ice-cream

This ice-cream really is a kind of magic. No dairy, say whuuuutttt? Frozen fruit and coconut milk is processed until it whips up into a light, fluffy dessert. It is best eaten straight away, but can be frozen once made.

Mango and Thai basil ice-cream with fresh coconut shavings

On a hot summer's day, there's nothing like this combination of sweet mangoes and herbaceous Thai basil to keep you from your muggy doldrums. Just one thing to note when making these refreshing ice cream cones: remember to save us some!

Mango and Thai basil ice-cream with fresh coconut shavings

Red grape granita with cold grapes and fennel cream

Granita is like a lazy man’s sorbet, and this one keeps things cool and refreshing, with juicy pop of the fresh grapes. The fennel seed cream adds a creamy texture and interesting flavour.

Red grape granita with cold grapes and fennel cream

Strawberry cheesecake ice pops

For when you want to have your cheesecake and lick it too! Part cheesecake, part iceblock – what's not to love? Bring on those hot summer days!

Strawberry cheesecake ice pops

Green matcha sorbet with ginger wafers

Love tea but it’s just too hot? Inspired by the flavours of a traditional Japanese afternoon tea, this beautiful matcha sorbet sits between two delicate ginger wafers. You can have your tea, and drink it too.

Green matcha sorbet with ginger wafers

Pina colada popsicles

What do we say to cocktail popsicles? Yes please! These are a perfect summer treat for adults (or hold the rum to make them kid-friendly), and they couldn't be easier to whip up.

Jamaican avocado ice-cream

If you’re an avo toast lover, then we just know that you’ll love this ice cream. Using the creaminess of avocado with a squeeze of lime to cut through the richness, this brilliantly green ice cream is a fantastic way to enjoy ice cream with less guilt! #Healthyfats, amirite?

White nectarine and Marsala semifreddo

No ice-cream machine, no problem! This is a lovely light, subtly fragrant summer dish. Making a semifreddo is a great way to do a fancy frozen dessert without the need of an ice-cream maker.

White nectarine & Marsala semifreddo

 Coffee ice-cream (kem cà phê)

If you’re a Vietnamese coffee addict, here’s one way to keep it on hand: make them into popsicles! Cool off and get your caffeine hit - all at once! 

Vietnamese coffee ice cream is spiced with cardamom and cinnamon, and sweetened with condensed milk.

Malteser ice-cream with candied bacon

If you’re a bacon fan like us, then you’ll want to beat the summer heat with this malty, creamy ice cream with candied bacon by ACME’s Mitch Orr. Now you can have breakfast for dinner, or dessert for breakfast. Bacon all day, errday.

Mango gelato with praline

Mango is one of our favourite summer fruits, and a gelato is the perfect balance between refreshing and luscious. For maximum ease on the hottest summer days, freeze these into popsicle moulds and you can enjoy grab and go gelato even when it’s too hot to think.

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