10 Cold Desert Recipes for Summer's Hottest Days (Slideshow)


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Nothing cools down the dog days of summer like a freezer full of fresh and fruity frozen treats.

But here's the good news: You can make all the ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurts, and smoothies you could ever want, using local, organic produce. These 10 recipes boast the best in flavor and nutrition -- from classic pairs-with-anything vanilla ice cream to tangy watermelon-cilantro-lime popsicles, peach and blueberry combos, and even an icy indulgence with the adult addition of beer.

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Tags: Fruits & Vegetables | Local Food