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6 surprising kid-friendly snacks to freeze

Oranges make the perfect summer treat when frozen.

Oranges make the perfect summer treat when frozen. Credit: AP

After a day at the beach, summer camp or other outdoor activity, you may be looking for ways to help your kids cool down after playing in the heat.

If  you love frozen grapes and watermelon and want a change from ice cream or frozen yogurt, we found six surprising snacks to freeze to help you cool down on even the hottest days.

Welch's Fruit Snacks: Simply freeze for two hours and enjoy.

Oranges: Peel and pre-quarter an orange, wrap it in Saran wrap or aluminum foil and place in the freezer.

Chocolate covered bananas: Buy dipping chocolate at any local grocery store and microwave it per the instructions. Take a banana and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Dunk each piece in the chocolate and place on a baking sheet. Place in the freezer until the chocolate is hardened.

Greek yogurt: Take your kids (or your) favorite yogurt and place in the freezer for about an hour, or until frozen to the desired consistency. Fruit, chocolate chips, nuts or other snacks make great toppings.

Charleston Chews: This classic American treat is even better frozen. Store in the freezer for at least an hour and enjoy a few at a time or all at once.

Here's one for parents who need a pick-me-up:

Coffee ice-cubes: The next time the coffee pot is brewed, fill an ice tray with the hot liquid and place in the freezer. This creates coffee ice cubes, ensuring even melted, your coffee will taste its best.

 

 


 

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