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11 Foods to DIY with Your AC Blasting

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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: Summer, DIY Food, How-To & Diy, Small Batch