Frugal Summer Treats Round Up


I love the summer!  I live in Wisconsin where the summer seems not long enough, so we make the best of it.  I also like to spoil our family with nice summer treats to cool down after running outside in the yard.  I have compiled  anice list of summer treats you can enjoy with your family without breaking the bank:

One of my favorite things about the summer is “Pick your own farms.”    Last year I shared the strawberry fruit pops I made after our tip to a pick your own farm.

My second favorite summer treat is chocolate covered bananas.  I grew up eating this stuff back in my home country, so for me having it brings back fond memories.  I want to share this recipe for Chocolate Covered Bananas from Mom Advice.

I lived for more than five years in Louisiana, so I know the cooling effect of a nice southern swet tea.  Check out this recipe forRaspberry Mint Tea from 5 Dollar Dinners.  Great use of all of those raspberries currently on sale.

How about indulging a little with this recipe for Candy Bar Milkshakes from Kingdom First Mom.  I have a ton of chocolate candy bars I could use for this.  Or maybe you would like to use one of your free chocolate coupons and try out this recipe?

I learned about this recipe forMagic Milkshakes from Hillbilly Housewife  via Momadvice who called it a homemade Wendy’s Frosty.  It sure looks like that.  Check out also this general recipe to make your own fruit smoothie.


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  • Thanks for including me in your roundup, Mercedes! Frugal Summer treats are the best!

  • Elle

    Thanks so much for the link to the chocolate bananas recipe. I spent a summer in Guatemala during college, and I ate those all the time! I’ve tried to make them before, but my attempts didn’t turn out very good. I’m looking forward to giving this recipe a try!

  • Sue

    I don’t see the receipe for the strawberry fruit pops. I’d love to get it if possible. Thanks.

  • I had my first chocolate dipped banana this past weekend and I am in love!

  • Sue,

    it really is just blended strawberries with water and sugar to taste.


  • Amy

    Thank you so much for including me, Mercedes. Those Magic Milkshakes do truly taste like a homemade frosty and my kids love chocolate bananas. I will admit that they like to leave them outside after eating all of the chocolate off the outside. Disgusting 🙂 Thanks again for including me in your summer treats round-up. Can’t wait to check out the other links!