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5 Recipes for Cooling Down Your Dairy

As the weather warms up, milk might not be everyone’s choice for a cool-down snack, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up cheese or dairy completely. Just chill it!

Here are 5 ways to get your cool dairy fix:

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Bellwether Farms Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Cheesecake is delicious. Popsicles are fun. By use of basic logic, that means this recipe is delicious AND fun! Also it is pink and packed with fromage blanc, crème fraîche, and strawberries.

Frozen Lemon Chevre Cookie Bites

Frozen Lemon Chèvre Cookie Bites

If you want a little crunch with your cool, these cookie bites combine frozen lemon curd, fresh chèvre, and waffle cookies. You can cut them into quarters and share with your friend or keep them whole (and all to yourself!).

Lemon Ginger Icebox Cake

Lemon-Ginger Icebox Cake with BelGioioso Mascarpone

Want a cake but don’t want to use the oven? Don’t sweat—just open up your icebox! This frozen cake mixes tangy lemon curd, sweet mascarpone, and spicy ginger cookies for a tasty, no-bake delight.

High Road Vanilla Melt

A grilled cheese sandwich layered with High Road vanilla ice cream

What do you get when you combine Fleur de Sel vanilla ice cream, aged cheddar, artisan bread, apple butter, and a grill? Besides a couple strange looks, you get a little piece of grilled cheese heaven you can enjoy in the summertime (or anytime).

The Nicolaki

Cocktail made with Greek Yogurt: The Nicolaki

If chewing generates too much body heat, you can always just drink your chilled dairy! This Mediterranean-inspired cocktail combines potato vodka, honey, lemon, rosemary, and Greek yogurt. For a summertime twist (and some extra antioxidants), add blueberries instead of rosemary.

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