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16 Homemade Frozen Dessert Ideas That Aren't Ice Cream

Cool for the summer.


When it's 100°F outside, the only thing that'll satisfy your summer sweet tooth is something frozen.

Ice cream is a given, but there's actually so much more you can do with homemade desserts. (And because they're all freezer-friendly, you can make a big batch and store some for later.) To get you started, here are 16:

1. Jalapeño Peach Tequila Pops

These popsicles only take six ingredients to make, pack a pop of heat, and might even get you buzzed — what's not to like? Get the recipe.

2. Monkey Tails Frozen Bananas

These money tails are basically just fancy frozen bananas on a stick — and I'm so here for it. Get the recipe.

3. Tropical Yogurt Bark

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Keep this fruity yogurt bark in your freezer so you can snack on it all summer long. Get the recipe.

4. Frozen Key Lime White Chocolate Mousse Cake

Everything you love about key lime pie in a cooling mousse cake perfect for a hot summer day. Get the recipe.

5. Strawberry Dole Whip

If you like the pineapple version, you'll love this strawberry variation made with only six ingredients. Get the recipe.

6. Triple Chocolate Frozen Dessert

This recipe is basically just three layers of frozen chocolate, so make sure to splurge on the good stuff for the best flavor. Get the recipe.

7. Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles With Mascarpone and Honey

If you can't find fresh rhubarb, check the frozen aisle. Most grocery stores sell chopped and frozen rhubarb all year long — and it usually tastes just as good. Get the recipe.

8. Frozen Yogurt Cookie Sandwiches With Brown Butter Streusel Cookies

These cookie sandwiches are filled with frozen yogurt, not ice cream — so it still counts, right? Get the recipe.

9. Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake

A simple graham cracker crust means you'll save time and don't have to mess with making pie dough — a true win win. Get the recipe.

10. Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups

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The perfect summertime dessert you can eat with one hand. Get the recipe.

11. Five-Ingredient Frozen Sorbet Terrine

This terrine comes together super fast — but it does require eight hours to fully freeze, so make sure to plan accordingly. Get the recipe.

12. Lemon Rosemary Sorbet

The perfect sweet, tart, and slightly herbaceous dessert to cool you down and wake up your taste buds. Get the recipe.

13. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Graham crackers, peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate — what could be better? Get the recipe.

14. Frozen Oatmeal Cream Pie Cheesecake Popsicles

If you grew up eating those soft oatmeal cookies with cream filling, you'll love these popsicles. Get the recipe.

15. Coffee Granita

Four ingredients is all you need to make this refreshing coffee granita perfect for hot summer mornings. Get the recipe.

16. Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Pizza

All of your childhood favorites packed into one decadent dessert. Get the recipe.