A Montage of Cold Edibles

Summer is not my season. I am not built for heat. I become noticeably grumpier and find no guilt in lazing around in air conditioned climates (a rare spectacle for this ever-adventurer).

I spent some time compiling a list of things I love about New York City in the summer. It’s not very long. At all. It goes like this:

1.) The fact that fall is around the corner

2.) Iced beverages become readily available.

Number Two is in fact my best defense against the heat. Smoothies, iced coffee, throw in some ice cream here and there and I’m as close to a happy summer camper as can be. So come, come beat the heat with me — or at least take a look at these very cool pictures.

Apricot-Blueberry Smoothie



Mango-Cherry Ice



Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

IMG_0505Plain FroYo with Passionfruit Puree, Mango Chunks, and Macaroon Crumbles

IMG_0541Frozen Margarita

IMG_0561Blueberry-Cashew Smoothie





  1. Char says:

    Frosty and frothy, icy go-nicely–smoothie (to the tune of the last line of anna banana)–Char

  2. David says:

    I’m with ya when it comes to straining to identify justifications for the existence of summertime, which has the same effect on me that it does on you (I was so grateful when my air conditioner was installed two days ago). Since your two-item list isn’t really New York-specific, I’ll add a couple more things that help me make it through until cooler (and, here in Seattle, grayer) weather arrives: 3) tomatoes 4) summer fruits in general (and, for me, particularly, cherries, peaches, and blueberries. Try macerating the latter two with sugar and serving over shortcake biscuits, topping with honey-sweetened freshly whipped heavy cream. You’re welcome.

  3. Sasha says:

    OMG that last smoothie is soooo gorgeous *_*

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