Friday, June 12, 2009

Fabulous Friday - Summer Treats!

Time for another edition of Fabulous Friday!

This week's theme?

Fabulous Summer Treats!



Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches - In my opinion, the best thing ever invented for those of us watching our waistlines! One of these delicious treats is only 2 WW points. Visit the Skinny Cow website and sign up for the newsletter to get valuable coupons.

Ice Cold Ice Water - nothing is better on a hot summer day than a cold glass of water, filled to the brim with ice and topped off with a lemon slice. So refreshing!



Strawberry Shortcake made with Biscuits - nothing says summer like my mom's simple strawberry shortcake using a Bisquick biscuit, covering it with juicy sugar-y strawberries and a dollop of homemade whipped cream!



Gelato - Italy's version of ice cream (read about it here). I fell in love with this cold treat when I was studying abroad in Spain. Then I found even better gelato when my family went to Italy over Thanksgiving several years ago. Even though it was the middle of winter, I managed to find a gelato shop every day!


I simply must know...

what are some of your favorite summer treats?!

32 comments:

Quotes from the Queen said...

My favorite summer treats are homemade ice cream, snow cones, and lemonade!

Preppy Pink Crab said...

Snowballs from a snowball stand - cherry w/ marshmallow!

That and Steamed Crabs w/ Beer

Prep-E Girl said...

Yummy...

First off - why are you up at 6am?!?! I am still out, dead to the world at that time! :)

My favorites are: water ice, gelatos and those 100% sugar push up pops (the ones that are like 100 for $1!).

Have a good one!

-E

EmilyB said...

OMG - the skinny cow ice cream sandwiches are the BEST! And pretty guilt-free.

Domestic Goddess said...

skinny cows are so yum!!!! the mint-chocolate chip sandwich is my favorite!

chelsea said...

I just bought more skinny cow strawberry shortcake sandwiches yesterday!! yum yum. And I gained 10 lbs on gelato while in Italy for a summer!! good stuff

Prep in the Big Apple said...

I love gelato! My favorite summer treats are Starbucks Iced Green Tea Lemonades, mojitos, and strawberry Frozfruits.

Dollface said...

love that strawberry shortcake... and I agree.. i love iced water with lemon, ever try cucumber? mmmm xxxooo

J said...

Skinny cow makes the BEST chocolate truffle bars. They don't even taste like they're only 2 pts! I also love the strawberry smoothies from Panera as a summer treat.

Jordan said...

Skinny Cow is my savior! Their stuff is sooo good! And I'm going to have to try the biscuit shortcake.

Mine are ice cream and grape salad. And of course, sweet tea! It just tastes better in the summer...

Jordan said...

Skinny Cow is my savior! Their stuff is sooo good! And I'm going to have to try the biscuit shortcake.

Mine are ice cream and grape salad. And of course, sweet tea! It just tastes better in the summer...

Children of the Nineties said...

Ooh, these all look good, I love those skinny cow things! My friend also recently introduced me to sweet tea vodka--it reminded me of your blog, and I highly recommend it :)

Politics and Pearls said...

I wish I wouldn't have looked at these until lunch time... 15 more minutes- I CAN'T WAIT!

Christina said...

I will have to try those Skinny Cow things. I've wanted to try them but was afraid.

My fav summer things are a nice glass of sav blanc, water with lemon, and some watermelon :)

~Holly~ said...

I have so got to try those skinny cow icecreams now!!! YUM!!! My favorite treat is chocolate yogurt on a waffle cone from TCBY!!! :D

Nikki said...

Those Ice cream sandwiches are really good (who can stop at one oh the will power )but I love a simple Milk Shake - Milk Ice Cocoa and Brown Sugar Blended till Lite and fluffy
It's simple but it hits the spot :)

Jules said...

Mmmm...that strawberry shortcake looks so delicious. I also agree that there isn't anything more refreshing than a tall, ice cold glass of water.

I love water ice in the summer!

Becky said...

Uhm...My favorite right now is the Flavor-ice icees :)

Amanda said...

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches are really good. Have you tried Dairy free yogurt from So Delicious?

Mrs. McB said...

I love good ice cream in the summer and homemade lemonade. :)

Take Your Sweet TIme said...

I made those shortcakes just the other night!!! OH SO GOOD!!

Her Preppiness said...

Yummy

b is for brown said...

i'm jealous of your cupcakes!!! so darn cute.

btw, are folks posting the swap goodies for you to see? i cannot wait for my girl to get hers.

fave summer treat - watermelon with a little salt sprinkled on top!

have a lovely one!

xo

sealaura said...

skinny cows rock! have a great weekend!

Mrs. M said...

Lemonade and weight watchers cookie dough sundaes!

Danielle said...

I love those skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. The mint and vanilla are my favorites.

Thanks for playing along every Friday.

I'll see you Sunday! I'm excited! :)

Midtown Girl said...

My fav treat is a summer berry salad: straw, rasp, blue & black berries tossed with fresh squeezed lime juice & chopped mint leaves - YUM!

Think Ill try that bisquick idea - yum!

Jill said...

Yumm... these summer treats look so good! You know, I don't think I've ever had strawberry shortcake made with bisquick. I'll have to try that.

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Lis said...

Oh yummmm!! I love gelato - they just opened up and new gelato shop near my house!! It's called "Melt" - cute right!?

I love Italian Ice and Fro-yo in the summer! Ohhh and key lime martinis too!

Mel said...

Skinny Cow...YUMMMM!! I love snow cones! Blue Rasberry is my fave! :)

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Lexilooo said...

strawberry shortcake! I just saw a recipe for strawberry shortcake cookies, which I think I will be trying this weekend!

Lexilooo said...

oh, and for my favorite summer treats? fresh lobster and blueberries, though not together!

 
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