Florida brings the heat in the summertime and there is truly no better place to be than hanging out in your Daytona Beach custom pool. Take your refreshing dip up a notch by indulging in a delicious poolside treat!
Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite refreshing treats that will not only cool you off, but will also satisfy your taste buds to no end. In fact, we swear these ideas taste better when you’re sitting poolside. Take a look!
1) Watermelon Refresher
Our first featured treat is a thirst quenching drink full of sweet summer flavors and a little bit of fizz. Just cut up 2 cups of seedless watermelon into cubes, then add to a blender with 1 cup of ice and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Blend this summer sweet goodness until smooth and pour into two glasses at about ¾ full. Top it off with sparkling mineral water or club soda and garnish with a juicy wedge of watermelon. You’ll be sipping by the pool in no time!
2) Cowboy Caviar
If your appetite is in the mood for something a little more savory after all that swimming, try a filling and crisp dip like cowboy caviar. Filled with beans and veggies, this dip pairs perfectly with tortilla chips and lounging by your Ormond Beach custom pool. Just pull out your favorite mixing bowl and add 3 diced Roma tomatoes, 1/3 cup of diced red onion, one 15oz can of black beans, 1 ½ cups of sweet corn, and 1 diced bell pepper. Add sliced avocado and cilantro to top it off and if you like things spicy, add in a diced jalapeno.
For the dressing, mix together 1/3 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder and ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Combine the veggie mix with the dressing and it’s ready to serve! This delicious dish will keep you fueled for your summer pool day and is quite refreshing paired with the tangy dressing.
3) Pineapple Lemonade Popsicles
These pineapple lemonade popsicles are not only the perfect treat for a hot summer day by the pool, but they also have only 3 ingredients. This cooling and easy to make summer treat is perfect for the kiddos and adults love them too! Just combine 2 cups of frozen pineapple chunks, 4 cups of lemonade and 2 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup. Once smooth, pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. The next day’s sun-filled activities will go perfectly with this sweet and sour treat!
4) Crispy Vegetable Tray
You can’t go wrong with a simple veggie tray. A tray full of crisp, chilled carrots, celery, broccoli, and grape tomatoes pairs perfectly with ranch or artichoke dip. Enjoy this healthful snack at your poolside for ultimate enjoyment!
5) Strawberry Lime Cooler
Few foods symbolize summer like a sweet strawberry. Pair it with a juicy lime and you have yourself a tropical treat. For this yummy drink add 4 cups of fresh cut up strawberries, 2 cups of coconut water, 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice to a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir in the club soda, pour over ice and garnish with a lime slice for a nutritious treat that will cool you off in no time!
If you’re intrigued by the idea of summertime poolside enjoyment in your own backyard, consider adding a Central Florida custom pool. The entire family will experience endless enjoyment as they have the privacy and access to their very own custom pool. For years, we’ve been trusted as Daytona pool builders who care. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you design the pool of your dreams.
View the ‘project gallery’ section of our website to witness the amazing pool designs we are capable of creating. Then, contact us today to get started on a refreshing and inviting custom pool of your own.