10 Cool Gadgets for DIY Summer Treats

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May 19, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

Sweeten Up Your Summer

Summertime, when the sky is sunny, and the food is delicious. Before our favorite season hits, it’s time to stock up on all the gadgets and tools you’ll need to turn your backyard into an oasis for the best summertime treats. From ice cream to s’mores and even something just for adults, here’s what you’ll need to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the season.

Electric Ice Cream Maker

Make your own ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato in just a few minutes with this machine. It makes up to four quarts of your favorite frozen dessert, so it’s perfect for a single cone or a summer party. The nostalgic look of this machine is super fun but don’t worry, it’s electric and does all the churning for you.

BUY IT: Amazon, $48

Watermelon Slicer

If your favorite summertime fruit is watermelon, then this windmill cutter is a summer must-have. No more messy chopping and cutting, this windmill cuts your watermelon into bite-size squares in seconds. It’s perfect for making a fruit platter or just for cutting watermelon to enjoy later. Less mess and a fun kitchen gadget—we love it!

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

Yonanas Soft Serve Maker

How about a frozen treat without all the extra calories? Yonanas is a soft serve machine that lets you easily create yummy treats by adding any combination of fruits. So, grab a few frozen bananas, berries or mangos and make your own ice-cream-like dessert. You can add toppings like chocolate or sprinkles without all the extra guilt that comes with regular soft serve.

BUY IT: Amazon, $46

Vintage Countertop Snow Cone Maker

Who wants a snow cone? Perfect for a cool summer treat, this vintage-inspired snow cone machine will be the hit of summer. It quickly chops up ice cubes into fluffy, snow-like shaved ice that is perfect for drizzling with your favorite flavors.

BUY IT: Amazon, $40

Disposable Popsicle Bags

Popsicles are great in the summer but, if you or your kids are on-the-go, choose these popsicle bags. Whip up your own frosty treats by adding different juices to make fun flavors and colors. Now you have healthier options that your whole family can enjoy or get creative and make an adult version for yourself.

BUY IT: Amazon, $13

S’more Maker

Gather round the campfire and let’s make s’mores! This s’more rack lets you stack six s’mores while you perfectly roast each one. This works great over a grill or your cooktop.

BUY IT: Amazon, $20

Indoor S’more Maker

Bring the outdoor fun inside with this s’more maker. Roast marshmallows to perfection over the flameless heater and layer up the chocolate and graham crackers for a delicious summer treat.

BUY IT: Amazon, $25

Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker

The kids can have slushies and the adults can have margaritas all summer long. Create pitchers full of fun, tropics-inspired party drinks. You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island, even if you’re in your own backyard.

BUY IT: Amazon, $200

Softshell Ice Cream Ball

Let’s put the kids to work and have them make ice cream for us. With this ice cream ball, you just need to add cream, sugar and flavorings in one end, and ice and rock salt in the other end. Then hand it over to your kids to let them roll and toss until the ice cream is churned. What a fun way to earn your dessert!

BUY IT: Amazon, $39

Countertop Cotton Candy Maker

If you’re dreaming of warm summer nights and sweet treats, then you need a cotton candy maker in your life. Just add your favorite hard candy and, in just a few minutes, you can make fluffy and delicious cotton candy!

BUY IT: Amazon, $42

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