- Blueberry desserts are always a welcome treat during the summer, whether you’re making blueberry pies or blueberry cobbler. Cookie Monster Cooking brightened up a classic blueberry cobbler with some tropical flavors, making a Blueberry Lime Coconut Cobbler. The filling has a hint of lime in it, from both juice and zest, and the buttery biscuit topping has just a hint of coconut. The tropical flavors are just enough to brighten up the blueberries, while still letting them take center stage.
- Another recipe where you’ll find a hint of coconut is in An Edible Mosaic‘s Pineapple Cardamom Coffee Cake with Coconut Crumb Topping. This summery coffee cake is ideal for a Sunday brunch. The tender cake is made with a blend of flour and almond meal, seasoned with cardamom and vanilla, and loaded with bite-sized chunks of moist, sweet pineapple. It is topped with a buttery streusel topping that also has vanilla and cardamom in it, as well as just the right touch of shredded coconut.
- If Cherry Garcia ice cream is one of your favorite flavors, you’ll probably want to give Magnolia Days‘ Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake a try. The moist cake is packed with chopped cherries and mini chocolate chips, giving it that delicious chocolate and cherry combination that you can find in that popular ice cream flavor. The cake is finished with a bright pink cherry glaze, made with cherry juice, to make that cherry flavor pop. It also makes the cake look oh-so-pretty, perfect for a summer brunch or afternoon tea.
- Thai iced tea is something that I almost always get when I’m eating thai food. It’s made with strong black tea and sweetened condensed milk, and it is indulgent and refreshing. Like chai tea, you can find mixes for thai tea that make the process of making the drink easy, and that thai tea mix can be used for other types of creations, like Thyme & Tamarind‘s Thai Iced Tea Popsicles. These are an even more refreshing way to enjoy this beverage on a hot summer day – and you won’t need to head out to your favorite thai restaurant to enjoy a batch, since you can easily make them at home.
- A tall glass of lemonade is always a welcome treat on a hot summer day, but when you’re doing a little bit of entertaining, you might want to serve up a glass of something that is a little bit more exciting. Barman’s JournalÂ mixed up some Blackberry Mint Lemonade, a version of that summertime classic that has an infusion of fresh blackberries and a refreshing hint of mint. This is a drink that can be made two ways: without alcohol, to appeal to all ages, and with alcohol, for a more grown up drink that still has a fun, summery feel. The drink is also a fantastic purple color that makes it look just as delicious as it tastes.
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