Popsicles

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Photo by Nathalie Jordi


Remember when you were a child and there was nothing more refreshing than a cold popsicle on a hot day? Luckily popsicles aren't just for kids anymore. People's Pops offers this childhood treat in grown-up flavors like blackberry-sweet-corn. Learn more here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Iced Coffee

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The very idea of hot coffee in the summer is enough to make you sweat. But if giving up your favorite caffeinated beverage sounds impossible, try it over ice. Don't forget to brew it extra strong to avoid too much dilution from the ice. Learn more here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Gazpacho

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Photo by Maggie Schmitt

Cold and bright, tasting of summer itself, gazpacho is the perfect dish to satisfy lunchtime hunger when anything hot would just be too much. It's delicious served in a glass over ice, or in a bowl with some chopped vegetables as garnish. View recipe here .

10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Beet Ice Cream

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Photo by Sarah Lipka


Beets aren't just for salad anymore. This playful treat looks just like a beet fresh from the earth, placed upon a handful of soil. This particular soil, however, is flavored with orange and grapefruit and tastes delicious. View recipe here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

The Rickey

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Originally made with bourbon, the Rickey quickly became a worldwide sensation when mixed with gin. And with good reason--few things are more refreshing in the summer than a cocktail made with gin. View recipe here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Sorbet

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An inevitable consequence of summer heat? Melting desserts. If you can't make it to the freezer in time, fear not--that melted sorbet can be saved. Learn more here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Eel

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Photo by David Nakamura


Looking for something a little more unusual to beat the heat? In Japan, where the heat gets so bad there's a special word for "heat fatigue", food-lovers swear by eel as a cool-down treat. Learn more here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Frozen Drinks

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Many bartenders hate blenders, but even they have to admit--few things can cool you down as well as a frozen drink. Learn more here .
10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Shakerato

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Photo by Faith Willinger

If a simple iced coffee isn't exciting enough for you, try this Italian coffee treat. Shaken over ice, it's the perfect summer drink. View recipe here .

10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.

Soft Serve and Summer

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Ice cream is such a quintessential part of summer that a mere taste can bring back memories of summers past. Take a trip to your favorite local ice cream store and get ready for some reminiscing. Learn more here .

10 Refreshing Summer Foods
Treats to cool you down in the dog days of summer.