Summer is upon us, and it鈥檚 officially the best season to treat yourself to delicious frozen desserts. While they鈥檙e especially amazing under the bright summer sun, it鈥檚 hard to keep them from melting in your hands鈥 and on those adorable sundresses!

We鈥檝e got you covered for all your summer outings! We teamed up with Talenti to share a simple DIY hack to help make eating gelato (or any frozen treat) on-the-go an easy reality.

Talenti gelato and sorbettos are among my favorite desserts. Each flavor is well-crafted with the best ingredients from around the world. Also, as a sucker for good packaging design, I鈥檓 a huge fan of their screw-top containers. I can鈥檛 tell you how many empty Talenti containers I have in my house to use as storage because it would be shameful.

Such deliciousness needs to be taken care of, don鈥檛 you think? This cooler hack allows you to bring your frozen treats on the go while keeping all your pints, toppings, and utensils organized. Read on to find out how to DIY the perfect gelato cooler.

Materials and Tools:

  • styrofoam
  • cooler
  • webbing ribbon
  • velcro stickers
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • utility knife
  • pencil

Instructions:

1. Measure the length and width of the inside of your cooler. Mark those measurements on styrofoam and cut out.

2. Make sure your piece of styrofoam fits in the cooler. It should be snug, but still easy to take in and out.

3. Place baby food jars and pints on the styrofoam and trace around the bottom rims with a pencil. Cut out circles.

4. Mark the width of the webbing ribbon on a corner of the styrofoam and cut out a slim rectangle the size of the ribbon. Pull the ribbon through the slit and tie a knot. Repeat on the corner across from it to form a handle. Make another handle on the other side of the styrofoam.

5. To make straps for ice cream bowls, measure a piece of webbing ribbon that is two inches more than the width of stack of bowls. Stick pieces of velcro stickers on the ends of the ribbon. Stick the ends on the side of the cooler. Peel off one end of the ribbon to slide in the bowls.

6. Repeat Step 5 to make straps for spoons and a gelato scooper inside the cooler.

7. Fill the cooler with dry ice. Be sure to wear gloves when handling dry ice to not burn yourself.

8. Fill the styrofoam tray with pints and baby food jars. Add sundae toppings in the jars. Place the tray in the cooler and you鈥檙e good to go!

Measure the length and width of the inside of your cooler.

Mark those measurements on styrofoam and cut out.

Make sure your piece of styrofoam fits in the cooler. It should be snug, but still easy to take in and out.

Place baby food jars and pints on the styrofoam and trace around the bottom rims with a pencil. Cut out circles.

Mark the width of the webbing ribbon on a corner of the styrofoam and cut out a slim rectangle the size of the ribbon. Pull the ribbon through the slit and tie a knot. Repeat on the corner across from it to form a handle. Make another handle on the other side of the styrofoam.

To make straps for ice cream bowls, measure a piece of webbing ribbon that is two inches more than the width of stack of bowls. Stick pieces of velcro stickers on the ends of the ribbon. Stick the ends on the side of the cooler. Peel off one end of the ribbon to slide in the bowls.

Make straps for your spoons and scooper inside the cooler with webbing ribbon.

Fill the cooler with dry ice. Be sure to wear gloves when handling dry ice to not burn yourself.

Place tray in cooler and fill with your pint 鈥 in my case, Talenti 鈥 and baby food jars.

Add sundae toppings in the jars. Add sprinkles, nuts, or candy. For today, I鈥檓 going to stick with classic summer berries.

Time to hit the park!

I鈥檒l take a scoop of Double Dark Chocolate, Southern Butter Pecan, Mediterranean Mint, and Caramel Cookie Crunch please! And some berries on top!

Gelato, I love you.

A perfect day for me includes warm sunshine, being outside in nature, and delicious sweet treats. This picture includes all three.

Talenti tower!

Summer. Is. Here.

Where will you take your Talenti gelato and sorbetto? Share your photos on Instagram using #britstagram.

DIY Production and Styling: Irene Lee
Photography: Chris Andre

This post is a collaboration with Talenti.