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What is your favorite cold treat to beat the heat during a heat wave?

  1. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite cold treat to beat the heat during a heat wave?

    We've had record high temps in my area (and lots of places actually!) If you could choose only ONE favorite cold treat on a steaming hot, humid 100+ degree day - what would you choose?

    Mine is ice cold grapes - so refreshing!  We keep them in the ice box or sometimes pop in the freezer for a few minutes before eating them - YUM. Light but super cold and sweet.

  2. Jeff Gamble profile image74
    Jeff Gambleposted 5 years ago

    A tall glass of ice cold raspberry sweet tea

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like a good glass of tea too.  When its not a thousand degrees outside raspberry tea is also delicious hot.

  3. profile image0
    Hubert Williamsposted 5 years ago

    Cold cantaloupe and watermelon, or any melon for that matter.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      absolutely! We tried a "black diamond" watermelon yesterday. It was pretty tasty, really sweet.  I think I'm more of a traditionalist, but it's a neat one to try if you haven't before. I like cantaloupe too

  4. flashmakeit profile image67
    flashmakeitposted 5 years ago

    When it gets very hot I like to drink plan ice cold glass of water.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      sometimes nothing beats an ice cold glass of water - especially that first sip when you come in from the heat!

  5. cactusbythesea profile image87
    cactusbytheseaposted 5 years ago

    Fruit popsicles...you just have to eat them fast before they melt into a sticky mess.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      agreed! I make these for my sons and they love them but in this heat I've been cleaning up more of then than they've been eating!

  6. ColetteCounts profile image64
    ColetteCountsposted 5 years ago

    I was actually going to say frozen grapes! They taste like sherbert! Pretty much any frozen fruit. I always keep a few bags in the freezer.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      haha great minds wink I keep frozen fruit too, I love the mixed berry blends.  I sometimes throw in drinks in place of ice cubes - works well and gives more flavor to lemonade and tea etc.

  7. LaThing profile image71
    LaThingposted 5 years ago

    Homemade, ice cold, with more ice Lemonade! Nothing can beat that! Well.... At least for me that's the best treat! smile

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      mmmmm love fresh squeezed variety, with a bit of lime in it too smile lemonade sounds good I think I'll do that today smile

  8. Suzie HQ profile image95
    Suzie HQposted 5 years ago

    Mine would be a "Loop the Loop" ice pop (popscicle) straight from the freezer!!

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Never heard of those! I'll have to look them up.

  9. yoginijoy profile image70
    yoginijoyposted 5 years ago

    I have just discovered Edy's Fruit Pops. I like the coconut ones. They are not so full of sugar as some of the popsicles.  I also like to eat watermelon and peaches for dinner when it is super hot.  If my husband is hungry, he makes a nice gazpacho!

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      gazpacho! we were trying to think of the name of the cold soup yesterday and I couldn't come up with it smile thanks! Coconut pops sounds delicious I'll have to find some.

  10. granniesharon profile image60
    granniesharonposted 5 years ago

    I will give a plug here to Trader Joe's for their frozen fruit bars, three layers of pure fruit, strawberry, lemon and raspberry.   I'm sure these could be made at home but they are perfect for a decent price of a box of 4 for $1.99, less than the cost of a junk soft drink and much much more pleasing to your palette.  In search of another brand closer to home I purchased Kroger's frozen bars in pomegranate and strawberry flavors.  At 2 for $4.00, they were a close substitute but not nearly as good as Trader Joe's.   These are not only refreshing, they are not loaded with calories and sugar.   Delicious!

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love Trader Joe's! I only wish they had some stores closer to us, it's like an hour away but we go now and then.  Best food ever!

  11. Dee aka Nonna profile image80
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 5 years ago

    Vanilla Ice cream....no topping.  If I don't have ice cream I am up for a great cold glass of water anytime.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like good old vanilla ice cream too, wanted to go get a scoop yesterday, but at 105 degrees I figured it would be soup as soon as they handed it to me lol.  has to be "real" ice cream too none of that soft serve stuff wink

  12. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    So many awesome answers - are we all feeling hungry yet? smile or thirsty?

    1. profile image0
      Hubert Williamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, just ate some cereal. Didn't have any melons tonught.

    2. Dee aka Nonna profile image80
      Dee aka Nonnaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I could use some ice cream....thanks for making me hungry..LOL

    3. Attikos profile image79
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Here's that recipe for chilled zucchini soup, ChristinS:

      http://attikos.hubpages.com/hub/Zucchini-Soup?done

  13. ChitrangadaSharan profile image55
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    A tall glass of fresh lemon juice, mixed with crushed mint leaves and lot of crushed ice. You may add little sugar if you like. Another option is ripe mango pieces or water melon. In India Lassi, which is made of home made curd is a very popular drink in summers.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lemon mixed with the mint sounds very good.  I will have to read more about Lassi as I have never heard of it, but it's always interesting to learn about foods of other cultures smile

    2. Catherine Kane profile image89
      Catherine Kaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I really like mango lassis

    3. ChitrangadaSharan profile image55
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lassi is more or less like yogurt. You can add fruits such as mango or pineapple in lassi, if made in a food processor/ mixer.

  14. Southern Muse profile image98
    Southern Museposted 5 years ago

    I love making home-made popsicles.  I don't like the high sugar content of most of the kinds you find in stores (except Edy's Fruit Bars), so I like to make my own.  Tupperware has great popsicle making sets, and I use mine to freeze fruit juice (sometimes watered down to reduce the sugar content) mixed with fresh fruit.  What I love best about it is you can mix different juices into one popsicle batch, so you can make them any flavor you want!!

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I make homemade ones all the times for my boys so that they are healthy and not full of chemicals and other junk.  The variety is definitely a plus.

  15. profile image70
    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    i love icecream! and will use any heatwave as an excuse to eat more... although when it is super hot, i tend to prefer more refreshing items like a cold glass of water, or a sherbert slammer type drink from friendly's or somewhere else.. things that are super sweet just don't seem quite as refreshing to me when i'm real hot.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm kind of the same way - I like a little bit of ice cream, but I prefer the heavier stuff when it's not quite this hot.

  16. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 5 years ago

    Chocolate ice cream, my favorite! But any ice cream in general will do.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like ice cream too, but ironically enough I tend to want it in winter more than summer - weird right? smile

  17. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Cold summer vegetable soup. I made some yesterday with zucchini from a friend's garden. A bowl of it with some yoghurt on top cools you right down.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds really intriguing.  I've never heard of a summer soup with zucchini - you should hub the recipe smile

    2. Attikos profile image79
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'll do that, Christin. Maybe I can find time for it later today. When I can, I'll post a notice here. Thanks for the suggestion.

  18. profile image0
    Milli Thorntonposted 5 years ago

    Venti iced latte. Sipped through a straw. :~)

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      sounds good smile

  19. Catherine Kane profile image89
    Catherine Kaneposted 5 years ago

    This weekend, at the Midsummer Fantasy renaissance faire, I got to enjoy the perfect hot weather treat.

    One of the food vendors was making Persian ice drinks. He was starting with shaved ice, adding a touch of apple cider vinegar for tartness and to help prevent heatstroke and flavoring them with custommade syrups with no preservatives or extra ingredients.

    He had standard flavors, like cherry and strawberry, but he also had more exotic flavors, like ginger, mint or vanilla cardomon. My favorite was the raspberry jalapeno, which had just enough zip to make the raspberry pop its head up an say "Hi!"

    Very refreshing...

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds so interesting! I'd actually like to try it sometime and I'll look into where I might be able to get one.

    2. Catherine Kane profile image89
      Catherine Kaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      since he's making his own syrups, it's a pretty unique handcrafted experience:)

  20. ashish04joshi profile image73
    ashish04joshiposted 5 years ago

    Even here in India, this is one of the hottest summers. And in such heat, I can't do without Ice lemonade every now and then.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      agree nothing quite like lemon or any citrus really when it's so hot outside.

  21. Damodar Bashyal profile image70
    Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years ago

    Vanilla Ice Cream and coca cola, All time favorites.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ooh floats smile I used to love them growing up with root beer - yummy.

  22. Faceless39 profile image91
    Faceless39posted 5 years ago

    I prefer ice water because it's cooling, clean, refreshing, and re-hydrates!

    I just wrote a hub on this topic.  Cucumbers are 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature around them:  http://faceless39.hubpages.com/hub/cool-cucumber

 
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