No Bake Summer Treats



No Bake Summer Treats
(and gluten free too!)

With summer upon us, we need to keep ourselves cool and chilled. Who wants to turn on the oven and heat the house up when it's already so hot outside? Looking for easy no bake recipes (all are gluten free, just in case!)? Here are a few good ones for you to try:

Best Iced Coffee
By Miriam Pascal aka Overtime Cook

Need a nice cool drink to serve at a meal, party, Sunday Brunch or just a fun treat? This one is great for a good pick-me-up. Thick coffee goodness! Mix this Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate, one part coffee to two parts milk. Take the flavor up a notch by adding chocolate syrup for an iced mocha. Caramel sauce is great too. For the adults, add some chocolate or coffee liqueur. 

 Get you cold brew concentrate here

Frozen Banana Split Bites
By Chanie Apfelbaum of Busy in Brooklyn

These Frozen Banana Split Bites are perfect for buffet dessert table or any party. To make the bites, freeze chunks of bananas, top with melted chocolate, whipped cream, India Tree sprinkles and using Sable & Rosenfeld's tipsy cherries!


Buy the tipsy cherries here!  Buy Chocolate Chips here   Buy sprinkles here   


Berry Crepes

Love crêpes but not the mess? These authentic French-style crêpes are perfect with seafood, vegetables or filled with fresh berries! Here is the perfect way to end a dairy meal. Fill with a light  cream filling and serve with fresh seasonal fruit.  With these crepes, making elegant desserts and delicious entrees has never been easier. 

Buy Crepes here



Peppermint Patties
by AskVelvet

After dinner mints are a great ending to any meal. It may sound daunting to make, but really they are super easy. Try some these light and refreshing mints. 

Mint Mixture:

2 ¾ cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 ½ Tablespoons peppermint extract
2 Tablespoons water

Chocolate Coating:

6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon coconut oil

Combine the powdered sugar, oil, corn syrup and peppermint extract. Blend together, adding one tablespoon of water at a time, until the mixture is smooth. Roll the peppermint dough into a log, wrap with plastic wrap and freeze at least 20 minutes, up to one day. Slice the log into ½ inch rounds.

When ready to assemble the mints, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Add the coconut oil and stir until blended. Using the back of a spoon, coat one side of the mint round and place onto a covered baking sheet, chocolate side down. Coat the top and sides of the mint with more chocolate. Complete with the rest of the mints. Freeze to set the chocolate, and to store until serving.

Buy Peppermint extract here  Buy Chocolate chips here  Buy Coconut oil here



Homemade Popcorn
By Miriam Pascal aka Overtime Cook

For those who may want a salty snack homemade popcorn is the way to go. The quality of the kernels you use will make a big difference to the final result, which is why I’m excited to have discovered this incredibly delicious India Tree popcorn. Want to have a little fun? Try the three colored popcorn!

Here’s how I make perfect homemade popcorn every time:

Start by adding a couple of tablespoons of oil to a pot that has a tightly fitting lid. Place it on a medium flame. Place one kernel in the pot and wait for it to pop. Once it pops, that tells you that the oil and pot are hot enough. Add corn kernels to the pot (the quantity will differ based on the size of the pot) and cover it. Next, shake the pot, pretty frequently, as you hear popcorn popping inside of it. Once the popping noise slows to a couple of seconds in between pops, turn off the flame. Now you can add salt, or have some fun and add all kinds of spices.

Buy India Tree Popcorn here

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