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Cold recipes for hot days

Even if summer has not officially arrived yet, these days are hotter than ever. So I’ve thought to share with you some cold recipes to refresh yourself  during these hard-study afternoons. The recipes are very tasty and pretty simple… for those of you who are not so good at cooking  but have a sweet tooth 😛

Ice Cream in a Bag

What you need

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup “half and half” ( half milk and half cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup salt (the bigger the granules, the better)
  • ice cubes
  • a 500 ml ziplock bag
  • a 4 lt ziplock bag
Let’s start!
  1. Put together the “half and half” cup, sugar and vanilla extract in the pint-sized ziplock bag , then close it
  2. Place ice and the salt inside the gallon-sized bag, then insert the pint-sized bag in the gallon-sized one (like a set of matryoshka dolls! 😉 )
  3. Shake the bags vigorously for about 5 minutes. At the end the mixture should be hard enough: touch the small bag to feel its consistency
  4. Take out the smaller bag. If you want, you can add mix-ins ( like M&Ms or chocolate chips, for example).

You can eat the ice-cream right out of the bag!!! 🙂

Strawberry-mint ice pops

… and what if the day is very hot? Then it would be a good idea to make an ice pop!

The following video explains how to do it.

The video shows also how to make a kulfi, a traditional Indian ice pop,  although this seems to be a bit more complicated…

When life gives you lemons…

      … make lemonade!

Ever heard this sentence? It basically means “make the best of what you’re given” and it’s used in various contexts.

So if all that you have is lemons, why not making a refreshing lemonade? 😉

What you need

  • 6 lemons
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cup sugar

What am I supposed to do with these?

Squeeze your lemons and you should get about 1 cup of  lemon juice. Then mix the lemon juice, water and sugar in a large pitcher.

Stir the lemonade and serve over ice. You can also use a lemon slice to garnish the glass.

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