10 Easy Poolside Snacks

Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for this quintessential summer food. Ice cream is a snack tailor-made for summer. A frozen confection of milk, sugar, fruit and other ingredients, one walk down the freezer aisle will have your head spinning at all the flavors available. Fortunately, there are even non-dairy ice cream options such as soy or rice milk ice cream for the lactose intolerant.

By the pint or gallon, in a cup or cone, with sprinkles or hot fudge, everyone loves ice cream, and it's easy to make at home. You can find an array of ice cream makers and gadgets that are fairly inexpensive and can be used by the whole family.

The best part of ice cream in summer? Jumping into the pool after slurping down a bowl or cone! Be sure you eat that sweet treat fast -- it'll melt before you can say "make mine chocolate!"

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