CHILL­ING OUT IN THE HEAT

COOL GIZ­MOS YOU WILL LOVE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Laura Tri­este

THE idea of sit­ting down to a hot meal on a hot, sweaty day can re­ally kill your ap­petite.

But sum­mer also opens the doors to many other re­fresh­ing treats that keep you cool.

Here are some prod­ucts that can help melt away your din­ing wor­ries on those blis­ter­ing days:

FRUIT­FUL DESSERTS

Ko­gan’s Frozen Dessert Maker turns frozen fruit into healthy desserts in no time. Ba­nanas will come out as creamy ice cream and berries and mel­ons trans­form into sor­bets. Costs $69; ko­gan.com.au.

SIM­PLE SWEET TREATS

Th­ese colour­ful ice lolly mak­ers from Ikea are cheap and an easy way to en­joy a cool snack on a hot day. Fill them with fruit juice and freeze them to make your own fruit ice. Costs $2.99; ikea.com.au.

SHAKE AND SERVE

There is no need to run for the ice cream van when you have Mustard’s Shake ‘n’ Make Ice Cream Maker. You can use milk, cream or yo­ghurt mixed with ice and salt and shake for in­stant ice cream in three min­utes. Costs $39.99; yel­lowoc­to­pus.com.au.

COLOUR­FUL RE­FRESH­MENT

Con­tento’s Freeze It re­us­able glass ice cubes are a handy way to en­joy a nice cool drink with­out hav­ing to worry about ice melt­ing and di­lut­ing the flavour. Costs $39.95 for set of six; op­to­coon­line.com.

KEEP­ING IT COOL

Meals stay sweat-free in the Gen­uine Ther­mos Brand Stain­less King Food Jar with a fold­ing spoon. The jar’s dou­ble-wall vac­uum in­su­la­tion re­tains max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture so cold foods stay cold and hot meals stay hot for hours. Costs $34.99; ther­mos.com.

POR­TA­BLE FRIDGE

Lunch stays cool, fresh and bac­te­ria-free in a Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag. The re­mov­able chill­ing panel keeps your con­tents cold for eight hours and the bag is de­signed to be used with many dif­fer­ent sorts of con­tain­ers and fit eas­ily in­side a backpack. Medium size costs $37.95; fridge-to-go.net.au.

Clock­wise from top left: Ko­gan Frozen Dessert Maker; Shake ‘n’ Make Ice Cream Maker; Ikea’s Ice Lolly Mak­ers.

Con­tento’s Freeze It glass ice cubes; Gen­uine Ther­mos Brand Stain­less King Food Jar; Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag.

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