Our friends at Food52 have broken you off in the past with some delicious frozen treats to make at home. But summer is also a time of intense laziness, and sometimes making sorbet isn’t in the cards. Thankfully, there are some even easier ways to whip something cold and delicious.
Flavored ices have been a staple of New York City summers for centuries, but Carmellini points out that Hawaii has a rich history of “icy deliciousness”—represented most notably by Motsumoto Shave Ice, a family-run grocery store on Oahu’s North Shore that features one of the island’s oldest “shave ice” machines. Inspired by the tropical flavors of Motsumoto, Carmellini concocts a recipe for an icy treat that’s perfect for hot days but requires almost no effort.
Got any other no-effort summer recipes? Let us know. In the meantime, we’ll be freezing some bananas.