Everyone in the UK loves summer.
From June to September, we bask in the warm glow of endless BBQs, hikes, camping, trips and sunrise surf sessions without your eyeballs freezing over.
Staying cool is an art form, especially if you're stuck in the city. It can get seriously hot and sticky - with temperatures this summer reaching 36°C in the UK and 44°C in parts of Europe.
In a bid to relieve the ice cream van man, here are our top foods you never knew you could freeze but are truly delicious…
These little balls of refreshing goodness are one of the best snacks Mother Nature has on offer. But have you ever thought what would happen if you put them in the freezer?
With a super high water content of 81 per cent, these purple guys will freeze within a couple of hours, giving you a ridiculously refreshing treat when the midday sun roars.
Their thin protective outside layer makes eating them a slightly less messy experience than your average Mini Milk. Win!
Coffee Ice Cubes
There is nothing more leisurely than pouring your freshly ground coffee into the bottom of the cafetiere you bought from that Italian market, which you never thought you would use.
But what do you do with the leftover coffee?
Once the coffee has cooled, pour the leftover liquid into an ice cube tray and leave in the freeze until you need your next caffeinated cooler.
You can put the ice cubes in with iced coffee, milk or almond milk to create the iced coffee which keeps on giving.
Got too many limes in your kitchen? Keep the fruit flies at bay with this easy freezing method.
Cut the limes up into small cube shaped segments, place in a freezer bag and then chuck in the icy den.
Next time you are in need of a refreshing summertime drink, grab a couple of segments and add them to your drink. Simple!
Watermelon Ice Lollies
Watermelon, the epitome of the summer fruit. How many making them into ice lollies?
Not only are these bad boys Instagram worthy but they are the perfect desk-side cooler.
Cut your watermelon into triangle shaped segments and make a small incision in the rind. Grab some lollipop sticks and stick them through the incision.
Sprinkle with a little sea salt and chuck in the freezer. They’ll be ready for devouring in two hours.
Peanut Butter And Banana Frozen Bites
When your sweet tooth is yearning for a Cornetto, keep refined sugar intakes low with a mini frozen peanut butter and banana sandwich.
Chop up one banana. Pair banana pieces and smother your favorite organic nutty butter on one side. Place the other banana piece on top and you’ve made yourself a miniature PB and B sandwich.
Place these on a tray and put in the freezer. These will be ready to eat after one hour.
'Zombie Brain' Smoothie
When it comes to being active and healthy in extreme heat, the Aussies have it down to a tee.
In the Sydney suburb of Newtown, you will find the infamous ‘Zombie Brain’ smoothie.
You can make your own by simply freezing raspberries the night before and blending them in your morning smoothie.
Try adding them to chocolate whey protein and almond milk with a dollop of nut butter for a kickstart refreshing breakfast.
Oreo Iced Latte
When the mercury levels are as high as your sugar cravings, this is treat not to be missed.
The Oreo Iced Latte will change your morning coffee ritual into an indulgent taste experience.
Break up Oreo cookies and place in the bottom of an ice cube tray.
Fill each cube with milk or almond milk. Sleep sweet dreams of milk and cookies, and wake to frozen cubes of heaven.
Put three to four in a large glass and pour over cooled black coffee.