Ditch the Ice Cream and Cool Off With 23 Healthy Frozen Desserts
When it comes to healthy homemade frozen desserts| two-ingredient vegan chocolate ice cream is only the beginning. From ice cream to popsicles to 30-calorie froyo cupcakes (yes| it’s true)| there are so many ways to give in to your sweet tooth without regretting it later. Plus| as the weather gets warmer| what’s better than sinking your teeth into a cool| refreshing treat? Read on for the 23 best healthy frozen dessert recipes you can make all Summer long.
u2014 Additional reporting by Jenny Sugar| Lizzie Fuhr| and Hilary White
| Frozen Nutty Banana Nibblers
So simple| yet so genius: frozen bananas with peanut butter. Use up your ripe bananas by popping them in the freezer with peanut butter sandwiched in between| and you’ve got a healthy dessert waiting for you at a moment’s notice.
| S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
Get excited for Summer with a delicious s’mores ice cream sandwich. It’s a cooling twist on the classic campfire treat.
| Raspberry and Pineapple Chia Popsicle
Chia seeds add a unique texture to these berrylicious pineapple pops that are high in fiber and full of vitamins.
| Green Tea Popsicle
Green tea| Greek yogurt| and avocado join forces to make the perfect healthy snack for the Summer. Matcha powder is rich with antioxidants and fiber| and the caffeine gives you just the extra kick you need without the extra calories.
| Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Skip the Wendy’s Frosty and blend this vegan chocolate ice cream in your food processor for a creamy treat on hot days. The best part is there are only two ingredients (plus optional chocolate chips).
| Lemon and Lavender Popsicle
Veronica Bosgraaf| founder of Pure Bar| shared this easy-to-make recipe for refreshing lemon-lavender popsicles. Made using only five ingredients| the not-too-sweet icy treats are perfect for Summer get-togethers and backyard BBQs.
| 30-Calorie Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes
A combination of two of the best desserts ever| these 30-calorie froyo cupcakes are so easy to make with just Greek yogurt| bananas| and strawberries.
| Frozen Banana Pops
Ice cream obsession| begone. These frozen banana pops are a healthy treat that taste just like an indulgent dessert.
| Avocado Coconut Popsicle
Avocados are usually classified as savory| but who knew they were so good at being sweet? These avocado coconut popsicles are smooth| creamy| and decadent. For a healthier take| swap the cream for almond milk and go easy on the sugar.
| Chocolate Banana Soft-Serve
Have any overripe bananas that you’re not sure how to use? Try making a big batch of easy chocolate banana soft-serve that’s good any time of the day. Just be sure to peel the banana before you toss it in the freezer!
| Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
For a sweet and refreshing treat| taste some peppermint chocolate chip ice cream. Some surprising ingredients like spinach and medjool dates go into the mix to give your ice cream a healthy boost without losing any flavor power.
| Vegan Persian Ice Cream
Creamy| custardy Persian ice cream is a decadent| gourmand ice cream treat that won’t pack on extra calories from dairy or unneeded sugar.
| Vegan Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream
Get the dream team of sweet and salty in a healthy ice cream recipe. This strawberry pretzel ice cream will curb your cravings in a dairy-free way.
| Five-Ingredient Vegan Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
If you love the combo of bananas and chocolate| but you’re looking to lighten things up| this healthy chunky monkey ice cream from Healthful Pursuit is right up your alley. Not only is it vegan| gluten free| and sugar free| but it also calls for only five ingredients!
| Vegan Mango Ice Cream
You won’t believe how quick and simple a recipe for vegan mango ice cream can be. Instead of grabbing a pint of sorbet| just make your own homemade mango treat at home without all the extra sugar or fat.
| Dairy-Free Avocado Mint Ice Cream
Want a healthy version of an old-school sundae? Make a big batch of this avocado ice cream recipe| which resembles soft-serve| and toss in some tasty brownie bits!
| Vegan Banana (Spinach) Ice Cream
Five ingredients| no cholesterol| and packed with fiber and iron: vegan banana spinach ice cream.
| Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicle
Craving something cold and refreshing? Look no further than these watermelon strawberry popsicles. With just a hint of mint| these light treats are easy to make and low in calories. Added bonus: they only call for three ingredients!
| Fresh Fruit Popsicle
Fresh fruit adds texture and flavor to these popsicles| and they are easy to create in your own kitchen. This video shows you the tricks of the popsicle-making trade| from layering colors and flavors to getting the sticks to stand up straight.
| Vegan Strawberry Fudgsicle
A dairy-free spin on one of our favorite frozen treats| vegan fudgsicles offer a decadent chocolaty complement to bananas and fresh strawberries. No need to feel guilty after finishing off one of these| either u2014 they are only 80 calories each!
| Strawberry-Basil Limeade Popsicle
Combine fresh fruit with herbs to create a sophisticated (and healthy!) popsicle. This strawberry-basil limeade popsicle is pleasing to the palate and loaded with fiber| vitamin C| and antioxidants.
| Yogurt Jam Pop
This quick and easy yogurt jam pop recipe packs in protein and probiotics with plain or vanilla yogurt| and sweetens the deal with strawberry jam. Feeling experimental? Substitute in your favorite fruit flavor!
| Vegan Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Once again| you don’t need a fancy ice cream machine to make delicious (and healthy) ice cream. All you need to make this vegan cherry chocolate chip ice cream is a food processor and a few simple ingredients.