Three Favorite Heat Wave Treats

                                            For the Young’ns that come around:

Fruit Flavor Pops

1 package Jell-O gelatin

 (any flavor) / or, make up beef gelatin with your favorite fruit juice

½ cup sugar

2 cups boiling water

2 cups ice/cold water

Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water.

Add ice-cold water.

Pour into paper cups or popsicle molds.

We used 3oz. Dixie cups.

                        Freeze until almost firm, about 1-2 hours depending on the size of cups.

                         Insert wooden spoons or popsicle sticks.

                                    Freeze until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight.

                           Makes about 4 cups or 8 or 9 large pops.

Recipe from; Beyond Peanut Butter (A Cookbook Just For Kids)



                                                For the Old Folks 😉

Iced Coffee

I got desperate one night and experimented. Here’s what I came up with:

Get out your peculator!

6 cups of water

1 regaluar scoop/ tablesp of reg. or Colombian Folgers coffee

2 reg. scoops/ tablesp of Folgers French Vanilla coffee

You can make it stronger or weaker according to your taste.

                                                          Make the coffee

Fill a tall glass with ice-cubes or 3/4 full with crushed ice. Add a tablesp of brown sugar. Pour in the coffee. Mix well. Add milk to make that nice caramel color.

Hmmmm, it’s so good we quickly ran out of French Vanilla and are now working our way through Folgers Hazelnut!!


Shaggy’s Sweet-Tea

2 tea bells



Sugar 1/2 cup

Fill each tea bell with layers of peppermint, thyme, peppermint until it’s full. Set in full teapot to seep for approx. 30 mins or however length of time needed to get the strength desired.

Pour 1/2 of tea brew into a jug with some ice. Mix in sugar, and chill.






“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” ~ Mark Twain ~

 “I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.”                        ~ Ronald Reagan ~

“Get off your horse and drink your milk.”  ~ John Wayne ~

“Never accept a drink from a urologist.”   ~ Erma Bombeck ~ 

Keep’n it Simple and Finding the Smile

And stay ‘way cool’ my friends 🙂



About Mammy Oaklee

A wife, mother, grand-mother, farmer and wrinkly ol' writer, who's finally got some roots planted in 'The Heart of the BottomsUP 2/3 Acre.' A born and raised city-chick, who found many'a smiles where her heart had always longed to be, in the country. Digging in as close to the beginning of creations, and finding wonderment with a smile. I live my life as a rollar-coaster adventure, and always adding new dreams as old ones are full-filled. Of course, I write about it all!
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6 Responses to Three Favorite Heat Wave Treats

  1. Amy Rose says:

    Wow, will definitely be trying all of these as the summer goes on. Will let you know how the boys like the popsicles…

  2. Jen says:

    As for popsicles you can blend over ripe bananas, strawberries, pineapple, a tad of vanilla, and milk in blender. Pour into cups with sticks and freeze! Also makes for a great summer treat that is good for you! Love the coffee idea! I’ll have to try that!! I love peppermint tea, so I’ll have to try that too!! Awesome ideas!!

  3. Thinking about making an iced coffee now….but I’ll have to add a little chocolate syrup so it can be a mocha. 🙂

  4. ELAINE TRAHAN says:

    I like to add different spices to the coffee, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Place all in blender with ice and blend well. Tastes lots like Starbuck’s fraps! I also like the peppermint tea iced, add a drop of peppermint oil in it for and extra “kick”, works wonders on a hot day! I liked all of the recipes here, great job!

  5. Ken & Pat says:

    They all sound sooo good, coffee or sweet tea, sweet tea or coffee; hmm, we’ll have to get back to you on that one. Thanks!

  6. Sharen Prine says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipes! Love it, as always! 🙂

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