Recipe Round-Up: Cool Down with These Healthy(ish) Frozen Treats
Break out the sunglasses and sunscreen, summer is here – and it’s here to stay! One of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day is with a frozen treat (or two). This year, instead of choosing a sugar-filled frozen treat from your local grocery store, make your own!
Whether you’re in the mood for a fudgy chocolate popsicle or fruity frozen yogurt, these 10 frozen treats will help cool you down – and make you wish it was summer all year long. Keep reading for our favourite healthier frozen dessert recipes that the whole family will love.
Nutella fans rejoice! This freezer fudge is a healthier take on the amazing hazelnut and chocolate combination, thanks to the organic maca powder from New Chapter. Maca is an adaptogen, so it can increase your energy levels as it cools you down!
If you’re trying not to drool at your screen, you’re not alone. These creamy dark chocolate vegan fudge pops are loaded with cookie dough chunks, but they’re totally guilt-free. Make them in Zoku’s Mini Pop Maker for the perfect bite-sized treat, or upgrade to the Giant Lolly Pop Maker – we won’t judge!
The secret to the beautiful blue hue in this ice cream is E3Live’s Blue Majik – an extract of spirulina, this superfood has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavour-wise, this dairy-free ice cream tastes like frozen sweetened coconut milk. Yum!
These tangy-tart popsicles are the perfect light treat for a hot summer day. The lemon is super refreshing, and the wild blueberries and pomegranates add more antioxidants so each pop packs a powerful punch!
This 5-minute frozen treat only uses 4 ingredients to create a dessert that tastes like real ice cream but has half the sugar and fat. So you can stick to your #summerbod goals, whatever they may be.
Recipes don’t get any easier than this – only 2 ingredients needed! No ice cream maker required either – just use the scrape-and-freeze method described in the recipe. This dairy- and egg-free treat can be enjoyed by just about anyone, and the chocolate sauce for serving is optional (but who could resist?!).
You finally have a reason to use all those overripe bananas in your freezer! Transform your potassium-rich fruit into popsicles coated with dark chocolate, peanut butter, and nuts. Vegan friendly too if you opt for vegan chocolate.
Light, refreshing, loaded with antioxidants and made with only 4 ingredients, this creamy treat is sure to be your new fave for long sunny days. Matcha is powdered green tea that has 10 times more antioxidants than the regular brewed kind, so this ice cream is bursting with health benefits (and flavour!).
Get the whole family to help make these fun frozen cheesecake bites! Little hands can help add in popsicle sticks as they go in your freezer tray. Greek yogurt adds a touch of protein to these sugar-free, no-bake bites. For easier removal, try a silicone ice cube mold.
Last but not least, if you really want to WOW your guests this summer – try making this dairy-, gluten- and sugar-free ice cream cake. This recipe takes more time and effort than the others, but the gooey fudge bottom and creamy ice cream layers are worth it!
Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.