While some choose to travel in the summer, we like to stay home and enjoy our time with friends and family. Here are some of the summer treats we love!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.
Summer at home
Some say it's the best season of the year and we agree! I mean, there is sunshine, warm weather, beach, sea, pool and no school! Days are long and you can enjoy them doing your favorite activities and, of course, eating your favorite treats. My favorite summer treat is ice cream, what's yours?
Summer and ice cream are an inseparable couple and not a day goes by without me thinking or eating ice cream in summer. I love having them with my favorite toppings in a bowl or simply turn them into one of my popular milkshake recipes. That being said, I try to look for ice cream and frozen treats that are not too high in fat and calories so I can enjoy them more often.
Ice cream month means lots of ice cream!
July was the National ice cream month, but do we really need an excuse to bring more ice cream into our lives? I don't think so. For this, I have partnered with my favorite supermarket brand, Safeway to talk to you more about this delicious treat that none of us can have enough of.
Open Nature® Scandal-less Light Ice Cream has these new ice cream flavors that are perfect for a guilt-free indulgence. They have 60-80% less calories than regular ice cream and 40-50% less fat. We all tend to have a lot of ice cream during summer so these are the perfect choice!
I shopped Open Nature® at my local Safeway, but you can find these exclusive products at all Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets and Carrs/Safeway.
Save $1.00 with your purchase of participating O Organics and Open Nature ice cream products with the Promo code: ICECREAM
Open Nature® Scandal-less Light Ice Cream comes in two different forms of pint and bars. You can make your favorite ice cream sandwiches using the pints (my favorite flavors are peanut butter cup and sea salt caramel) or enjoy the bars on a warm summer afternoon.
What to have with ice cream
If you have kids, you know they like to get creative with their treats. You can do a lot with these light ice cream bars. For example, you can dip them in chocolate and top them with sprinkles or fruit such as kiwi pieces or berries. I love that the mint chip ice cream bars have a nice chocolate swirl that makes them so exciting!
If you love summer and ice cream is your favorite summer treat, then you're going to love these ice creams. They're creamy, delicious, and perfect for summer at home!
That perfect summer at home
There are so many things you can do with your family at home during summer. Here are some ideas that work for families with kids:
- Enjoy the city: Check our the schedules for museums (some have free days during the summer) and visit the museum with your family. A natural history museum or an art museum is always a good idea.
- Read, read, then read some more: Assign a few books and read them during summer. Share you ideas and thoughts with your family after reading each book.
- Movies: Prepare some popcorn and watch a movie that you've all been wanting to watch for a while. Don't forget the Scandal-less ice cream!
- Try new recipes: If your kids are interested in cooking and trying new recipes, this is a great way to spend time in summer. Choose a recipe from a cookbook or the internet and help your kids make them.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!