How to CookDIY FoodSummer

11 Foods to DIY with Your AC Blasting

14 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!


Unless you were raised in a desert, are keen on sweating, or just really (really) love the heat, summer can mean sluggish, heat-stroked days.


The solution, however, is simple: Stay inside. Rather, stay inside and DIY—with the AC blasting, of course. For those thinking, "Turn on the oven?! That's madness," a little bit of oven is better than making the sweat-drenched trek to the store. Plus, making your own ice cream cake, bubble tea, or beet-cured salmon to layer atop bagels is much more satisfying than just a swipe of your credit card. Minimal skillet work even gets you Choco Tacos, which rhyme and are awesomely nostalgic. Here are eleven, no-sweat DIY recipes to help you beat the heat:

Corn Dogs by molly yeh



Cereal Milk Ice Cream by Catherine Lamb

 More: You're two ingredients away from the Magic Shell of your dreams. 


Beet-Cured Salmon by Derek Laughren


Bubble Tea by molly yeh


Choco Tacos by molly yeh


Vegetarian Sushi by Emma Galloway 


No-Churn Ice Cream Cake by Ina-Janine


Açai Bowl by Liren Baker 


Matcha Mint Chip Ice Cream by Jessie Snyder 


Basilcello (Basil Limoncello) by eatboutique


Sprinkles by [email protected] 

This article originally ran last summer. We're rebooting it because, well, the summer heat is real. 

Tags: small batch, ice cream, summer, diy