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Everyday Cheapskate: Frozen Summer Treats Are Cool

Mary Hunt on

In these sizzling days of summer, it's tempting to load up the freezer with pricey frozen treats. Or to duck into a coffee shop or juice bar to grab one of those decadent blended coffee chillers or a fruit smoothie. But the big price tags can make even the creamiest concoction or slushiest treat hard to swallow.

Giving up favorite cold treats isn't your only option. Make these yourself and you can have great summertime treats at home for just pennies.


3 cups vanilla ice cream

1 cup milk (low-fat is OK)

1/2 cup Nesquik powdered mix


Allow ice cream to soften in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Mix all ingredients in a blender. Do Wendy's one step better by adding your favorite topping like sprinkles, crumbled cookies, whipped cream or other yummy options. Yield: 4 servings.


2 cups ice

1 ripe banana, peeled


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