Food Hacks for Summer

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By Rifat

No Mess Dipping

If you’re excited about serving your favorite dip, but you’re worried about the possible mess, here’s a trick. Use a tall stemmed glass to hold the dip and then place it in the middle of the bowl. You can then put your chips or crackers around the glass and voila, you get your neatest dipping experience.

Simple Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwich

Food Hacks for Summer

An extra sweet treat that is super easy to make. All you need is one cinnamon roll on a tray, a scoop of favorite ice cream flavor, and another cinnamon roll to press down. There you have it, a super yummy treat for yourself.

Treat Bad Sunburn with Frozen Aloe

Food Hacks for Summer

It’s hard to avoid being in the sun for too long this summer so sunburn is quite common. Make use of frozen aloe to soothe your sunburn as it works faster. Grab a mold tray and press some aloe gel into the holes and freeze. Take a piece and rub it all over the area.

Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Food Hacks for Summer

Turn that large watermelon into a beautiful fruit bowl. You’ll need a variety of fruits to mix with the melon. Cut two opposite sides of the watermelon so it can sit and then use a melon baller to scoop the insides till its hollow enough. Use a knife to carve a decorative edge and then pour all your fruits, including the melon into the bowl.

Quick Root Beer Float

Food Hacks for Summer

Grab your favorite can of Root Beer and a bowl of ice cream because you’re about to make a Root Beer Float. You’ll need a tin can cutter to cut out the entire top of the can after which you will then insert a straw and about two to three scoops of ice cream.

Condiment Station

Food Hacks for Summer

Looking to have the perfect condiment station for your event? Pull out your muffin pan and your sauce bottles. Fill the cups with Ketchup, Ranch, Radish, Mustard, and Pickles and place it on the serving table.

Funfetti Cookie Bowl

Food Hacks for Summer

If you want to eat your ice cream and the cup too, that’s possible. You can make an edible ice cream cup using cookie dough. Invert the muffin pan and press cookie dough around each cup. Freeze and then place scoops of each cookie cup. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, add sprinkles and for extra effect, put a cherry on top.

S’ mores Banana Boat

Food Hacks for Summer

Get creative with the ripe banana on your countertop. Cut a slit on the banana to form a pocket and inside the pocket, put chocolate chip, Graham cracker flavored cereal, and tiny marshmallows. Wrap the banana in foil and boil for 8-10minutes. Unwrap the banana and you’ll have a blend of flavors ready to be served.

Easy Way to Pit a Cherry

You don’t need a cherry pitter for this. Remove the stem of the cherry and place the cherry on the top of a bottle. Put a chopstick through the stem hole of the cherry. This method takes less than a second.

Prevent Ice Cream Dripping from Your Cone

When it comes to ice cream served in a cone, there’s always the rush to lick fast to prevent the mess caused by dripping. Put a marshmallow in the cone before adding the scoop of ice cream. No more worries about dripping.

Sheet Pan Sliders

Food Hacks for Summer

To make this, put the steak in a baking pan and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Put in the oven to bake, remove, and then return to the oven for 25 minutes after placing cheddar cheese slices on it. Place the steak on the flat side of your dinner rolls, drizzle mustard, and ketchup on the steak with pickles arranged on it and the place the second side of the dinner rolls.

Easy Outdoor Lighting

Food Hacks for Summer

When the wind starts to blow at night, your plan for using a candle outdoors will likely fail. An easy option is to use fairy lights. Roll a good length using your palm and place it in a glass jar.

Watermelon Cake

Food Hacks for Summer

If you’re all for the fruity life, you should make yourself a watermelon cake. Get a large watermelon and peel off the rind (green skin). Shape it so it looks like a cake and then covers it with whipping cream. Use sliced almonds to decorate the lower part of the cake while for the toppings, arrange kiwi, blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry.

Insect Repellant

Food Hacks for Summer

Now that you’ve made your treats, it’s not only the guest that find it pleasing, the flies also want a taste, but you’re not going to allow that! Make your insect repellant using sliced lemon, sliced lime, fresh Rosemary sprigs, Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil, water all in a glass jar. You can then put a floating candle into the jar and light it up.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Food Hacks for Summer

Nothing tastes better than ice cream cakes. Use ice cream sandwiches as the base and the cover-up with whipped cream. Drizzle chocolate syrup at the far corner and then add cookie crumbles. Add some extra whipped cream frosting and place a couple of Oreo cookies as the final topping.

Easy Chip Bag

Food Hacks for Summer

There’s no need to worry about a chip bag when you can simply use the one the chips came in. Fold in the bottom part of the chip bag and place it on the table in an upright position before you open it.

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