Stay Cool As The Weather Heats Up!

As it gets warmer and warmer, most of us want to sit in front of a fan or crank our air conditioners to beat the heat. These electric methods of cooling off, of course, always help, but what are some other, more fun ways to put a plug on perspiration?

Check out the list below of books that we have in the Santa Clara County Library District to help you keep your cool as the sun heats things up. Some of these have ideas that are especially fun for kids and families to try together!

Ice Pop Joy

Ice Pop Joy (2011)
by Anni Daulter

You can indulge in tasty, sweet, and juicy ice pops without consuming refined sugar and fake sweeteners. These recipes for scrumptious frozen treats will be delicious any time of the year.

Way Cool Drinks

Way Cool Drinks (2012)
by Marilyn La Penta

Easy directions for making nutritious and tasty drinks.


Pops! (2008)
by Krystina Castella

Give your ice pops a flavor makeover, with more than 100 recipes and variations for irresistible concoctions you've never tasted before.

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts (2007)
by Peggy Fallon

There's a new twist in the world of frozen desserts: homemade. Learn step-by-step how to use each type of ice cream machine on the market, and then indulge your creativity in the kitchen with this fully illustrated guide, packed with over one hundred flavorful treats, from classic French Vanilla Gelato to extravagant Chocolate-Chipotle Ice Cream.


Smoothies (1997)
by Mary Corpening Barber

Smoothies is bursting with tempting suggestions for adventurous mixtures of fruits, flavorings, sorbets, yogurts, soy milks, and other deliciously healthful ingredients zinging with energy.