Thinking about the approaching summer months has us craving for some yummy new recipes and nothing says the perfect summer cool down than having an assortment of deliciously indulgent, healthy, and refreshing sweet treats. Here are a few favorites that the EVOKE team is looking forward to whisking up this summer.

Iced Caramel Latte // For our team, coffee is a necessity. Our office is constantly filled with the aroma of dark roasts and espresso brewing on our kitchen cabinet. Forget about Starbucks, why not make a necessity into a luxury with this iced coffee go-to! All it takes is your favorite brew over a cup of ice, organic half and half, and finally a heated mixture of brown sugar, butter, and salt for the caramel sauce!

Recipe and Photo via Camille Styles/Buff Strickland

Homemade Ice Cream Bars // Nothing screams summertime than the literal screams of the neighborhood kids when the ice cream truck is approaching. To be honest, I still feel giddy when I hear that jingle coming down the street, partly because it means my favorite dessert is right around the corner! I can’t imagine a summer without a melted Klondike bar by the pool, and we got our hands on the perfect recipe.Think coconut, rum, chocolate, and granola goodness…the end result? Sweet tooth Heaven.

Recipe and Photo via Artful Desperado

Smoothie Bowls // If dark chocolate and coffee aren’t your style, don’t worry, we have a sweet and fruity alternative to a delicious frozen treat, and its super healthy! Smoothie bowls are not only a delicious way to cool down this summer, but they can be a healthy jumpstart to your work day! Mix together your favorite frozen fruit, and some leafy greens with a banana, add a splash of liquid (orange juice, coconut water, almond milk, yogurt, etc.), top it off with nut butter or honey as a sweetener, and then sprinkle any of your favorite toppings! We love sprinkling more fruit, sliced almonds, and chia seeds on ours!

Recipe and Photo via Marta Greber

Kid-friendly Popsicles // This summer staple is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and a popsicle mold! You’re destined to keep the kids happy as well as enjoy a sweet treat yourself! You can create anything from a classic lemonade flavor, or jazz things up with your own creative concoction! We love the idea behind these yogurt parfait popsicles.

Recipe and Photo via Le Zoe Musings