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Frozen foods product developer Emily Radcliffe shares her favourite frozen products and recipes to keep cool with during the warmer months, from Co-op rainbow uni-cones to vegan ice cream and a showstopping gateau.

It’s not truly summer until I’ve had my first ice cream. And now we’re in July and the sun’s been shining for at least a month, I can confidently say I’ve eaten my share of the tasty stuff.

Co-op’s range of frozen treats suits every mood and occasion, from wacky and wonderful products you can find in the frozen aisle at your local store, to cooling recipes to make at home when you have a little more time. Check them all out below.

My top 4 ice creams

The vegan one

Who needs dairy for a delicious indulgent treat? Especially when GRO salted caramel swirl ice cream is here to change the game. The ‘swirl’ refers to a golden current of caramel sauce, while honeycomb pieces add glorious crunch to every mouthful.

The Insta-worthy one

We’ve had rave reviews of Co-op rose cones from our followers on social media since we launched them into the range. They taste as good as they look too, with strawberries and cream ice cream rippled with strawberry sauce.

The classic one

A Co-op Fairtrade milk chocolate ice cream stick is what I turn to when I need a simple, classic, treat. Subtly sweet vanilla ice cream and a thick coating of Fairtrade milk chocolate – you can’t go wrong. Plus, the sugar, vanilla and chocolate are all Fairtrade, so you know you’re helping support communities across the world.

The extra one

Feeling fruity? These absolutely fabulous Co-op rainbow uni-cones combine swirls of vanilla and raspberry ice creams topped with raspberry sauce and rainbow sprinkles. They’re sure to put a smile on your face and are a little bit different from your usual ice cream in a cone!

4 amazing frozen dessert recipes

Looking to impress guests this summer? These cooling desserts all have ice cream at their core and are easy to make too.

Ice cream cookie sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches get an upgrade with ginger and white chocolate cookies, an easy blueberry compote and Co-op Irresistible clotted cream ice cream. Don’t have time to make the cookies from scratch? Swap them for Co-op Irresistible all butter triple chocolate chip cookies instead.

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No-churn espresso & rum ice cream

Four ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need to prep this easy, no-churn ice cream. It’s spiked with coffee and rum for good measure – a strictly adults-only dessert!

Blueberry ice cream pie

This no-bake blueberry pie is as delicious as it is beautiful. It uses ready-made cookies for the base and vanilla ice cream for the centre. You just have to try it!

Chocolate & nut ice-cream gateau

You can whip up this ice cream extravaganza in just 30 minutes! All you need is a few shortcut ingredients – we won’t tell if you don’t…

Looking for more deliciously different products to keep cool with this summer? Check out our full frozen range

Emily Radcliffe
Product developer

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