5 unusual but tasty frozen treats

When you need a tasty treat to cool down this summer, there´s no need to stick to the beaten track - why not get creative?

When the sun is beating down, there's nothing better than an ice-cold treat to keep you chilled.


If you fancy something a little more exotic than the usual vanilla and strawberry flavours there are lots of options to choose from.

Here are a few of our favourite recipes for ice creams and frozen delights for those of you who want to get a bit more adventurous.

1. Green tea flavoured ice cream

Everyone loves a nice cuppa, but in summer you don't always feel like a hot drink. The solution? Have it in an ice cream instead. Lots of different types of tea make great bases for ice cream. Whether you like green tea and chamomile to Earl Grey and Ceylon, you can still enjoy your favourite brew on a hot day.

Try this recipe from Delicious Magazine for green tea ice cream, which has a wonderful colour and delicate flavour.


2. Blackberry merlot sorbet

This deliciously sweet French classic can be enjoyed on its own or as the perfect desert. All you need to make it is fresh blackberries, sugar and merlot, as shown on About.com. You can also add other flavours as you wish, such as orange and lemon, and shortbread biscuits are superb with it.


(image source: About.com)

3. Cherry, coconut and rosewater ice pops

These ice lollies look stunning and taste great too. The sweetness of the cherries works perfectly with the rosewater and coconut milk. Once you've put the mixture in the lolly moulds, they can be left to chill overnight. 

The Cake Hunter shows you how to make these attractive, fragrant ice pops that the whole family will love.


(image source: Cake Hunter)

4. Ginger and butternut squash ice cream

Butternut squash isn't the first thing you might think of when it comes to ice cream, but give it a chance. This flavour combination will surprise and delight you. TV chef James Martin uses pureed butternut squash, fresh ginger, double cream, caster sugar, egg yolks and lemon juice in his recipe. You'll need an ice cream maker such as this Kenwood IM200, for it, though.


(image source: The Sweet Life)

5. Exotic fruit frozen yoghurt

This refreshingly tropical delight includes star fruit, mangoes, strawberries, limes and cinnamon - a heady combination to tantalise the taste buds. It's easy to make and is just the thing for a hot summer's day. It's also low in calories, so it won't harm your waistline. The recipe comes from My Dish.


(image source: My Dish)

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