August means that the end of summer is near, with kids headed back to school and vacations finishing up – but the season isn’t over! You still have time to throw a soiree this summer and give the season a stylish send off. Signature Homes has pulled together a few favorite things that remind us of summer including s’mores variations, refreshing drinks, fresh summer salads and snow cones. Take your pick and plan your summer party!
S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches: Toasted marshmallow ice cream is sandwiched between chocolate dipped s’mores chocolate chip cookies. Nothing says summer like S’mores.
Boozy Coconut Popsicles: Chocolate Dipped Coconut Popsicles infused with Rum. Made with coconut milk, chocolate and rum, these are fun way for parents to enjoy the nostalgic summer tradition of eating popsicles during the hotter weather.
Pineapple Flurry + Coconut Chia Seed Pudding: The combination of fresh pineapple juice, coconut milk and chia seeds is just perfect – summer in a cup with refreshing soft flakes of icy pineapple snow.
Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad: If your pasta salad doesn’t include strawberries, you’re not doing it right. The tangy-sweet glaze is everything.
Avocado-Pesto Pasta Salad with Fresh Corn: Expand your pesto pasta-bilities with avocado and sweet corn.
Frozen Mojito Pie: Slice – Don’t Sip. It’s almost like key lime pie — but with a cool finish due to the mint. You’ll fall in love with the salty pretzel crust.
Cannoli Cheesecake: Topped with real pieces of cannoli shell, this no-bake, Italian cheesecake is the best of both dessert worlds.
Cocktail Snow Cones: Fresh strawberries, blackberries, limes, mango, and everyone’s favorite . . . pineapple. Ice, sugar, fruit and booze – what’s not to love?
Peach Roses: Yes, they taste as good as they look. Fresh peaches, peach jam and puff pastry make a beautiful and delicious dessert.
Watermelon-Mint Cooler: Watermelon, lemonade and fresh mint combine to make a refreshing summer drink.
Classic Strawberry Shortcake: A traditional version of strawberry shortcake made with cream biscuits, sweetened strawberries, and vanilla whipped cream.
And summer gatherings wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing Sangria in hand. Try this Spanish Watermelon Sangria, perfect for the summer with vodka instead of brandy.
For more fabulous summer recipes including the perfect little pressed picnic sandwiches to summer trifles and popsicles, visit our Signature Homes Pinterest Boards.
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