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Summertime Treats to Beat
One Hot Summer
SPARKS, Md. (June 30, 2014) – After a record-breaking cold winter, everyone has been craving a little warmth and sunshine – and finally, the heat has arrived. Just as the Farmer’s Almanac predicted, this summer will be a scorcher, with highest temperatures expected to hit in early- to mid- July through early-August.1 Keep your friends and family cool and satisfied during summer afternoons and backyard get-togethers with no-bake, patriotic and frozen recipes from McCormick. From ice cream sandwiches to colorful shaved ice, you’ll survive the summer … no sweat.  

No-Bake Treats

  • No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich – Are you a cookie dough lover? Instead of using baked chocolate chip cookies to sandwich ice cream, this frozen treat is prepared with egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough.
  • S’mores Pie – At your next summer gathering, serve a pie that combines all the elements of summertime’s sweetest treat. A graham cracker crust is topped with a chocolate ganache layer and fluffy marshmallow crème.
  • No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake - This light and fluffy cheesecake is a perfect dessert for summertime. It can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, without your oven.
  • Piña Colada Spiced Mousse Minis – Layered with pineapple, toasted macadamia nuts, coconut milk mousse and crushed shortbread, this small-bite dessert has a tropical twist.

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Frozen Delights

  • Frozen Fruit Pops and Cubes - Start with a base of simple syrup, then blend with desired fruit and flavor. Freeze into popsicles or ice cubes. Enjoy cubes with iced tea, lemonade or sparkling water.
  • Easy Fruity Shaved Ice – Color and flavor your homemade simple syrup to create fun frosty treats, perfect for beating the summer heat.
  • Strawberry Coconut Milk Smoothie – Whip up this delicious frozen treat for a cool breakfast or an afternoon snack. Coconut milk makes it extra creamy and vanilla extract adds a hint of richness.

For more summer recipes, ideas and tips view the Summertime Treats e-cookbook or visit, and


About McCormick
McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with more than $4 billion in annual sales. McCormick manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses – in more than 125 countries and territories. Since Willoughby M. McCormick founded the company selling root beer extract in 1889, McCormick has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities in which it operates and the planet as a whole. Innovation in flavor and a clear focus on employee engagement and product quality has allowed McCormick to grow its business globally and become the flavor leader it is today. Visit, and for more information.




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