Best ever recipes to cool you down this summer

Check out our best ever recipes to help cool you down in the hot weather. Pick from our favourite coolers, including iced lollies, gazpacho and frozen margaritas

Green gazpacho with burrata and prosciutto

Check out this vibrant gazpacho recipe with punchy jalapeños, crispy prosciutto and creamy burrata. Chilling this gazpacho will allow its flavours to develop fully.

Green Gazpacho Recipe with Burrata and Prosciutto

Avocado, kiwi and lime ice lollies

Cool down this summer with these zesty avocado ice pops. These super green lollies are an easy healthy snack made in just 5 minutes.

Homemade Ice Lollies with Avocado, Kiwi and Lime

Strawberry and cream lollies

Strawberries and cream frozen together make the best iced lollies. Roast the berries, mix with condensed milk and freeze. Make plenty, everyone will love them. Click here to explore our other strawberry recipes.

Iced mint and apple tea

This refreshing summer cocktail of apple (and brandy) infused iced tea is easy to make and perfect for a balmy summer evening. Makes enough to share with friends. Click here to see our best ever summer cocktail recipes.


Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables normally served cold. This simple recipe features cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base. Serve with crusty baguette. Click here to see our other vegetarian recipes.

Frozen mango and lime margaritas

Margaritas are great party cocktail and make a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Our frozen margarita is the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of lime.

Watermelon cooler

This watermelon and tequila cocktail from Thomasina Miers is really refreshing for a hot summer day, and proves that tequila isn’t all about slammers. Try serving it at your next BBQ.

Frozen orange and mango smoothie

Orange, mango and banana smoothie: the best way to help meet your 5 a day. It’s also the perfect way to get cooking with the kids and get more fruit into their diet. Why not treat yourself to a glass after dinner, or even for breakfast?

Thyme, elderflower & lemon ice lollies

These thyme, elderflower and lemon ice lollies are a great grown-up treat to help you cool down in the warmer months. You can make this into a cordial too, just reduce the water to 750ml and strain into sterilised jars. Click here to explore our other elderflower recipes.

Iced coffee

Iced coffee is a brilliant way of keeping cool and getting your caffeine fix, but there’s no need to blow £s in coffee chains. Here’s how to make your own, it’s so simple! (You can add a splash of your favourite liqueur to make it boozy if you like!) Click here to see our best ever coffee recipes.

Pineapple frozen yoghurt and raspberry sorbet

Both of these ice creams can be made without an ice-cream maker. Simply pour them into containers, freeze partially, stir vigorously and then freeze again. Why not check out our other raspberry themed recipes?

Burnt almond granita with bitter chocolate sorbet

The best way to enjoy almond milk. Turn it into an easy granita. This iced dessert with a chocolate sorbet is lighter than many dinner-party recipes, but just as smart.

Iced daiquiri lollies

If you like rum, these will become your go-to treat when fighting off that summer heat. Make a rum base, then flavour with your favourite fruit. These are pretty boozy though, so strictly for adults. Triple one of the fruit amounts if you don’t fancy making 3 types. Click here to explore our best ever rum recipes.

Frozen peach margaritas

Nothing quite says summer like a frozen margarita and we’ve given it a fruity twist with this recipe for frozen peach margaritas. They’re easy to make and perfect for a boozy dessert.

No-churn banana ice cream

Dairy-free, no-churn, no-effort ice cream. Plus it’s healthy! What’s not to love? Once you’re confident, why not try experimenting with different flavours?

Olive summer cup

This is our homemade version of Pimm’s and it’s the perfect drink for summer sipping. Plus, you probably already have the ingredients lurking in your cupboard.

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