Frozen Summer Treats

One of our favorite things about summer is all of the delicious treats that are in season, but before you start to guzzle down ice cream by the gallon, try some of these healthier alternatives instead. Consume less sugar, but enjoy just as much flavor!

Yogurt Pops

Yogurt pops are a great way to get more protein in the form of a tasty treat. Try this creamy dessert the next time you are craving some ice cream!
What you need1.5 cups of Greek yogurt, 3 Tbsp. of honey, your favorite type of berry. 
What to do: Purée the berries with 2 Tbsp of the honey, then combine with the Greek yogurt and the rest of the honey. Place the concoction in a popsicle mold, or in paper cups with a popsicle stick in the center. Let them freeze for a of couple hours before enjoying.

Fruit Slushies

Get transported back to your childhood with this classic and undeniably simple summer treat.

What to do: Simply combine half a cup of your favorite fruit with 1 cup of ice. Blend together and enjoy for a perfect treat that will keep you cool when you're lounging by the pool. Mix it up with different combinations of your favorite fruits: like strawberry and kiwi or blueberry and lemon.

Pineapple Whip

If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting a theme park with pineapple whip, you may be familiar with this concept, but did you know you can recreate it in your own home?

What to do: All you need is 4 cups of frozen pineapple, 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk, 1 frozen banana, and a pinch of salt. Blend it all together in a blender to get a delicious pineapple whipped treat.

Nice Cream

Try this refreshing twist on ice cream. It only takes minutes to make, has no added fat or sugar, and doesn't require an ice cream maker.

What to do: Peel and freeze a bundle of ripe bananas. They are the sweetest when the outer skin has a few brown spots. Once frozen, remove two bananas. Let them sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Place the bananas in a blender and blend until the consistency is smooth and creamy.

*Not a fan of bananas? Try a whole frozen mango instead! Enjoy your “ice cream” with none of the guilt!

Frozen Fruit

Tired from being out in the sun all day? In the morning, pop some of these fruits in the freezer and enjoy them in the afternoon: watermelon, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, or oranges.

Summer is the best time to get your fill of fresh fruits and vegetables. Don't be shy! Make a few extra trips to your local farmer’s market, fruit stand, or produce aisle to craft fresh, yummy treats at home. We promise you won't regret it!