When that school bell rings for the last time in June for most kids, it’s time to have a good time. Those good times will almost definitely include indulging in fun summer treats. We all remember the sound of the ice cream man coming down the block as we begged our parents to buy us ice cream. Well, since those summer days of the 60s and ’70s, many things have changed, while some will always remain the same. Here is a list of true summer treat classics and some more modern choices. Yum!
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# 11 – Italian Ices
The first choice we could think of when presenting the best summer treats for kids is Itial Ices. I remember going to Sal’s Pizza in the Bronx and getting a Vanilla Italian Ice. It used to be that is where you found Italian Ices in pizzerias. Now, many chains specialize in Italian Ices, such as Ralph’s Italian Ices and our favorite, the Lemon Ice King of Corona. Their Vanilla Chocolate Chip and Lemon Ices are the best we have ever had.
# 10 – Mango Lassi
In trying to present the best summer treats for kids, we want to make sure to include treats from around the world like this one. Mango Lassi originated in India. It has become a favorite in the International community. This creamy and refreshing blend of ripe mangoes, yogurt, and a touch of honey is a perfect thirst quencher on a hot day. You can find mango lassi at Indian restaurants, smoothie stands, and even some cafes.
# 9 – Frozen Yogurt Parfait
A healthier alternative to traditional ice cream, frozen yogurt parfaits are a delicious combination of creamy yogurt, fresh fruits, and crunchy granola. Kids can customize their parfaits with toppings like berries, nuts, and chocolate chips. Many frozen yogurt shops offer these delightful treats, with prices varying based on the size and toppings.
# 8 – Pineapple Dole Whip:
This tropical delight has gained popularity for its mouthwatering flavor and creamy texture. Pineapple Dole Whip is a non-dairy, vegan-friendly soft-serve dessert made from frozen pineapple and coconut milk. Originally served exclusively at Disney parks, this treat has now become widely available at specialty dessert shops. Prices generally range from $4 to $6 per serving.
# 7 – Strawberry Shortcake:
Now here is an old-time classic that would make your grandma proud. Strawberry shortcake is a timeless classic that combines fluffy biscuits, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. The contrasting textures and flavors make it a favorite among kids and adults alike. Many bakeries and dessert shops serve this scrumptious treat during the summer months, with prices varying depending on the size and quality.
# 6 – Ice Cream Sandwiches
And speaking of old-time classics……The perfect combination of cookies and ice cream, ice cream sandwiches provide a delightful twist to the traditional frozen treat. These handheld goodies consist of ice cream sandwiched between two cookies, often with added extras like sprinkles or chocolate chips. The Chipwich took the Ice Cream Sandwich to an entirely new level.
# 5 – Snow Cones
Snow Cones go back farther than any other summer treat on this list. Snow cones are a simple yet irresistible summer staple for generations. Made by shaving ice into fluffy mounds and then drizzling them with flavored syrups, these colorful icy delights are loved by kids of all ages. Snow cones can be found at street vendors, carnivals, and fairs, and even at your local 7-Eleven or Walgreens or CVS wrapped in plastic and completely frozen.
# 4 – Fruit Sorbet
Fruit sorbet is a lighter and more refreshing alternative to ice cream. Made from pureed fruits, sugar, and a splash of lemon juice, it offers a burst of natural flavors. Sorbets come in various fruity variations from strawberry to mango and lemon to raspberry. Look for them in gelato shops or specialty dessert stores, with prices ranging from $3 to $6 per scoop.
# 3 – Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas
Frozen bananas coated in chocolate are a delightful combination of sweetness and creaminess. Simply freeze a peeled banana, dip it in melted chocolate, and add some sprinkles or chopped nuts for an extra touch. These treats are often sold at fairs, amusement parks, and beachside stalls, with prices averaging around $3 to $5 per banana.
# 2 – Frozen Grapes
Frozen grapes are a simple, healthy, and fuss-free summer snack that kids adore. After washing and drying seedless grapes, pop them in the freezer for a few hours. The result is a delightful icy treat that offers a burst of natural sweetness. Grapes are readily available at grocery stores and farmers’ markets, with prices depending on the variety but generally ranging from $2 to $4 per pound.
# 1 – Popsicles
Topping our list of the best summer treats for kids are popsicles – the ultimate cooling and refreshing treat. To me, my kids and millions of kids around the planet, there is nothing better than a Popsicle. Popsicles come in countless flavors, shapes, and sizes, offering endless options to satisfy any kid in the summer. From fruity blends to creamy concoctions, you can find them in supermarkets, convenience stores, and ice cream trucks. Prices typically range from $1 to $3 per popsicle.
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