Dig In | Cool Bites for Heat Wave Summer Days

Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine

90 to 100+ degrees Fahrenheit summer days can be brutal, but these 3 summer eats will help keep you cool on those heat wave days.

For the hot summer days when you just want to stick your head in a freezer or lock your self in an air-conditioned room, turning to some cool treats can help beat the heat. If you’re not into popsicles or want something more than a bowl of summer fruits, these 3 summer snacks suggestions just might be what you’re looking for: simple, satisfying and of course–cold.



1. Mochi Ice Cream

Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine
Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine
Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine

This is for the ice cream lover in you. Skip the traditional ice cream cone and opt for mochi ice cream–cold, creamy ice cream wrapped up in a soft, chewy rice dough. The Japanese American sweet treat– created by Los Angeles-based confectionery company Mikawaya in the early 90s–is currently on the food-trend rise and finally gaining some well-deserved love on a national level.

Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine
Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine



2. Avocado + Milk (Filipino style)

Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine

Every avocado obsessed person knows the versatility of the avocado–it can be used for any meal from breakfast to dessert. On a hot day, avocado smoothies might come to mind, but a blender-free treat is even better. Avocado and milk, a popular Filipino dessert, is the epitome of a simple summer snack. Chop up half an avocado into cubes, throw it in a glass full of ice and your choice of milk, sprinkle a little sugar and enjoy.



3. Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

Cool treats for heat wave summer days. Photo by Jamie Balaoro // The Golden Bullet Magazine

Solar power is clean, good energy that can be used to power many things, but did you know that it can also help you make a classic summer beverage? Utilize the power of the summer sun with some sun-brewed iced tea. Let the sun do the work for you by leaving a mason jar, tea maker, French press or to-go mug filled with water and your favorite tea out in the sun for a few minutes to brew. Tea bags work best for mason jars and on-the-go mugs while loose leaf tea can be brewed in a tea maker or French press. Once the tea is done brewing, add some ice, sip away and remember–despite what may feel like unbearable heat–just how amazing the sun can be.

Jamie Balaoro

Photo + Video Maker | Visual Storyteller | DIY-er | Creator of The Golden Bullet Magazine

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