Some ideas on keeping cool this summer

By | June 27, 2017

Over the past week in the UK, Summer has well and truly shown itself! If you’re getting a little hot and bothered in the blazing heat, here are some fun ideas from Laura at that’ll cool you down on those long hot days.

Ice lollies:

You can make your own ice lollies using squash, fruit juice, whole fruits or yoghurt. There are tons of recipes online with all sorts of flavour combinations to make delicious and cooling lollies. It’s a great way to get more fruit in the kids’ diets, and you can use up any fruit past their best. You’ll have loads of fun making them together and researching the endless flavours out there, including a Pimms one for mum and dad!


Another great way to use up old fruits and try out new flavours. Whizz together your favourite fruits and/or veg to create a healthy and cooling drink. Pop some ice cubes in the blender too to really cool it down.

To make it even easier, you can use pre-chopped and frozen fruit from the supermarket. Just pop in the blender and off you go.


Frozen grapes:

A great healthy snack that became trendy in 2015. Put a bunch of grapes in the freezer for a few hours and you’ve got a surprisingly easy and delicious snack! The grapes take on a sorbet-like centre that’ll cool you right down, whilst keeping their crunchy skin. You can also use as a substitute for ice cubes that won’t dilute your drinks.

Try freezing a water bottle:

Freezing a bottle of water overnight gives a refreshing drink that you can take with you in the morning to school or to work. It’ll take a while to melt the next day so it’ll stay very cold for a few hours.

Doesn’t work so well with squash as the water and squash separate and give you a very strong squash until the remainder of the ice melts!

Remember to leave an air gap before putting in the freezer – otherwise it’ll explode in there! Keep it inside a carrier bag if you’re carrying it with other items as condensation will build up on the outside and might get some of your things wet.

Carry a spray bottle:

Buy a small, empty spray bottle and fill it with water. If it gets too hot, just spray on your face and let the moisture cool you down. This also works wonders at bedtime if you’re struggling to sleep in the heat – the light mist won’t dampen your sheets too much so you can spray as required.

Make sure you choose a bottle with a nozzle with an even spray for a nice cooling mist rather than a poke in the eye!

Keep cool out there and enjoy the summer!

Some great ideas from Laura, thanks to her for sharing them, do you have any additional tips for keeping cool? 

Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.

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Abbie on 27th June 2017 at 3:09 pm.

I love smoothies! I never thought to put ice cubes in mine but that’s actually a great idea. You can’t beat a spray bottle when you’re abroad either x
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Kira on 27th June 2017 at 6:12 pm.

I have never tried frozen grapes, a lot of people say they are yummy . At 39 weeks pregnant I’ll try anything to stay cool! 🙂 x


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