Frugal Summer Treats Round Up

pics2008 2 16005 300x225 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.



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

  2. Elle says:

    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!

  3. Sue says:

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

  4. vanessa says:

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

  5. Mercedes says:


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


  6. Amy says:

    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!

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