9 things to help you stay cool through the dog days of summer includes all sorts of kitchen gadgets and serving ideas to keep things chill and contented in your home as we make our way through the next month.

Six tulip sundae glasses.

Layering up for summer weather

A scoop of ice cream, a generous pour of chocolate sauce, a sprinkling of nuts, and a cherry plopped on top? These are summertime layers. No sweater allowed. Tulip shaped and restaurant-grade, these glasses will make your summer layered creations all the more memorable.

6 ounce Glass Tulip Sundae Cups, $25 for 6 on Amazon.com Buy button.


Four Tovolo tiki ice pop molds in different colors.

Hula skirt optional

Fire up the tiki torches and bring out the pupu platter, these popsicle molds will transport you back to the days of Trader Vic’s. BPA free and dishwasher safe, these molds will have you dreaming of mai tais and island breezes.

Tovolo Tiki Ice Pop Molds, $16 for 4 on Amazon.com Buy button.


A Yonanas fruit soft serve maker with a bowl of homemade yellow soft serve in front of it.

Slurp your daily quota of fruit

This handy dandy machine will transform frozen fruit into a swirling soft-serve flavor bomb that’s actually, unbelievably, good for you. After churning, the dishwasher does the clean-up.

Yonanas Classic Original Healthy Fruit Dessert Soft Serve Maker, $45 on Amazon.com Buy button.


Two SUMO ice cream containers with green and white lids.

No more melty ice cream

These brightly colored stylish containers nestle and stack in your freezer and their elongated design provides the necessary distance to get that professional-looking ice cream scoop. Insulated and dishwasher safe.

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SUMO 1.5-Quart Homemade Ice Cream Containers, $27 for 2 on Amazon.com


A wooden and marble parlor ice cream mixing set with three bowls, two mixing tools, and a marble slab.

What’s the scoop?

Featuring a freezable marble slab, two mixing spades, and three ceramic dishes that sit in a bamboo base, this lovely workshop of sorts lets you create your own cold-stone creation of ice cream and mix-ins. Just add ice cream and chocolate, sprinkles, strawberries, candy bars, or what have you and let the mixing and mashing begin.

Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set, $80 on Riverbendhome.com Buy button.


An open waffle cone and bowl maker with a waffle cone in it.

Cup or cone, the choice is yours

Whether you daintily down your frozen concoction with a bowl and spoon or slurp it from a homemade waffle cone, this waffle cone is what you need. The press features nonstick plates and comes with both a cone roller and a bowl shape so you can make cones, bowls, even stroopwafels.

CucinaPro Waffle Cone and Bowl Maker, $38 on Amazon.com  Buy button.


Four silver ice cream spoons

Swooning over a…spoon?

Who knew you needed a special spoon for ice cream? These flat-ended spoons ensure you scrape up every last drop from your bowl.

RSVP Endurance Ice Cream Spoons, $10 for 4 on Amazon.com Buy button.


Two bars of ice cream soap.

Soap bowls of ice cream

Dreaming of jumping into a pool of ice cream to escape the heat? Probably not practical. But washing up with a bar of subtly fragrant, richly moisturizing ice cream soap is.

 Buy button.Wavertree & London 2-Pack Ice Cream Bar Soap, $16 on Amazon.com


A blue and white pop up ice cream truck tent.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

This whimsical pop-up ice cream truck will provide hours of fun for the little ones in your house. Fill a cooler with ice cream treats and let them open shop. And it easily wipes clean (aka perfect for sticky fingers).

Ice Cream Truck Play Tent, $94.99 on Amazon.com Buy button.

All products featured on Leite’s Culinaria are independently selected by our staff.

About Beth Price

Beth has been a foodie since before the term was coined. While friends went to Paris and came back with suitcases of clothes, she came back laden with a mandoline and copper cookware from E. Dehillerin. Today she’s the Director of Recipe Testing for Leite’s Culinaria. She’s also assisted cookbook author Nathalie Dupree with recipe testing and helped edit her newest cookbook. Beth divides her time between Charleston, South Carolina, and Grand Cayman.

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