13 Chilly chocolate treats to get you through summertime

May 20, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Chocolate cures just about everything, and these desserts prove it. They're so cool, they even make a hot day more bearable.

1. Frozen hot chocolate

frozen hot chocolate

You can't even fathom drinking a hot chocolate in this sweltering heat, but this frozen version is a whole different story.

2. Dark chocolate peanut butter swirl ice cream

dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream

Once you've tried this delicious homemade ice cream, you'll never eat store-bought again.

3. Cold chocolate cake

chocolate cake

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This dense and fudgy chocolate cake is served straight from the fridge. Enjoy it with a glass of milk and you'll be in heaven.

4. Chocolate-dipped raspberry smoothies on a stick

chocolate dipped raspberry smoothie pop

These refreshing frozen raspberry smoothie pops are only made better when they're dipped in chocolate.

5. Triple chocolate mousse cake

chocolate mousse cake

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We dare you to turn down this decadent dessert.

6. Chocolate coconut frappe

chocolate coconut frappe

It's way too hot for that morning coffee. Make your own frappé instead.

7. Greek yogurt fudge pop

fudge pop made with Greek yogurt

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This homemade fudge pop is so much better (and better for you) than the store-bought version.

8. Chocolate drizzled frozen fruit skewers

frozen fruit drizzled in chocolate

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Delicious summer fruit is even more refreshing when it's frozen — and drizzled in chocolate, of course.

9. No-bake icebox cakes

chocolate icebox cake

Cakes are even better when you don't have to turn on your oven to make them.

10. Greek yogurt chocolate mousse

Greek yogurt chocolate mousse

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Keep this lightened-up dessert recipe in your summer arsenal for a treat you won't have to feel guilty about.

11. Chocolate brownie batter milkshake

chocolate brownie batter milkshake

As if a chocolate milkshake isn't drool-worthy on its own, this one is made with brownie batter. Excuse us as we swoon.

12. Chilled chocolate torte

chocolate torte

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A creamy chocolate mousse on top of a dense chocolate crust. What's not to like?

13. Homemade banana chocolate ice cream

banana chocolate ice cream

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There are only two ingredients in this simple homemade "ice cream." It's cold, light and perfect for summer.

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