11 recipes to cool you down this summer

Watermelon cooler recipe

As the summer days grow hot and humid, our thoughts turn to cooling recipes such as watermelon coolers and iced smoothies.


We’ve gathered together a collection of refreshing recipes from our friends at Olive magazine to keep you chilled!

No-churn banana ice cream recipe

This beautiful no-churn ice cream is made using almond or coconut milk – so it’s completely dairy and gluten free. You can make it in three delicious flavours: berry, peanut butter or cacao.

No-churn banana ice cream recipe

Thyme, elderflower & lemon ice lollies recipe

Cool down with these fresh thyme, elderflower and lemon ice lollies. Perfect for hazy summer days in the garden!

Elderflower ice lollies recipe

Iced daiquiri lollies recipe

These alcoholic daiquiri lollies are strictly for adults — simply make the rum base then add your favourite fruit. If you don’t fancy making three flavours, you can just triple one of the fruit amounts instead.

Daiquiri ice lollies recipe

Pineapple frozen yoghurt and raspberry sorbet recipe

You don’t need an ice cream maker to create this zingy summer dessert. Both the frozen yoghurt and the sorbet can be mixed by hand during the freezing process.

Pineapple frozen yogurt recipe

Iced coffee recipe

Why buy shop-bought iced coffee when making your own is so easy? Add a splash of liqueur for a grown-up treat.

Iced coffee recipe

Frozen orange and mango smoothie recipe

Start the day as you mean to go on with this vitamin-packed frozen smoothie recipe, which contains three of your five-a-day.

Orange mango smoothie recipe

Frozen mango and lime margaritas recipe

A fruity margarita is an ideal accompaniment for Mexican food. Make it for a summer party and serve with a twist of lime.

Mango lime margarita recipe

Gazpacho soup recipe

It’s difficult to eat hot food when the weather’s baking outside, and that’s when gazpacho comes into its own. Made with raw vegetables, this light soup is served chilled.

Gazpacho soup recipe

Iced mint and apple tea recipe

This summer cocktail of apple tea with mint (and perhaps a shot of brandy) is sure to hit the spot.

Mint apple tea recipe

Strawberry and cream lollies recipe

This classic combination of strawberries and cream is a sure-fire winner. The strawberries are roasted to bring out their full flavour and are dreamy when combined with rich condensed milk.

Strawberry cream lolly recipe

Watermelon cooler recipe

Fix up a jug of watermelon cooler for your next barbecue – this fabulous recipe has been created by Thomasina Miers of Wahaca.

Watermelon cooler recipe