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Beat The Heat With These 7 Frozen Dessert Recipes

It's that time of year when your whole house seems like it's melting and a trip to the grocery store can feel like crossing the desert. Turning on the oven is the last thing you want to do, but if you have company coming over it's important to put your best foot forward. You don't want to be remembered as the person who always sets out a bag of cookies for "dessert."

Luckily there are lots of dishes that are a snap to throw together during the warmer months. These recipes won't burn up your kitchen, in fact they're refreshing and perfect for those days when the thermometer won't stop rising.

Try one of these recipes and let us know if you liked it!

1. Cookies and cream pudding pops

Homemade ice pops are easy to make if you buy a plastic mold, but this recipe adds a savory twist using cookie crumbs and chocolate pudding. They're very rich, but 1 or 2 (or 3) couldn't hurt!

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2. Frozen banana treats

This dessert is a double-threat: it's a great snack, plus a fun activity to make with the little ones when they're tired of being cooped up in the house. Get creative with your own mix of ingredients like chocolate chips, granola or coconut.

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3. No bake avalanche cookies

These delicious peanut butter cookies are actually a copycat recipe, so you can enjoy the great taste of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory cookies at home - no baking required!

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4. Frozen lemonade squares

Nothing refreshes on a hot summer's day like a tall, cool glass of lemonade. This dessert mixes that experience into a chilly frozen cake that's sure to become a family favorite. For best results, serve these on the front porch with lots of good company and a side of happy memories - or enjoy the whole pan yourself, we won't judge!

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5. Chocolate meringue and mint chip ice cream cake

Homemade ice cream cake? That's right, it's not too good to be true - although it's really, really good. The refreshing mint flavor makes this a classic summer dessert.

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6. Coconut cream chill cake

This dessert has a little bit of everything: a creamy center, light and fluffy whipped topping, and a crunchy base of chopped pecans. It's very simple to make, so you can throw it together in the morning and chill until after dinner.

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7. Oreo ice cream cake

We just had to include another ice cream cake - 'tis the season after all! Save yourself a trip to Dairy Queen by making this tasty creation that combines cookies and cream ice cream with graham crackers and chocolate ganache.

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