10 Low-Calorie Frozen Treat Recipes
- Frozen fruit is one of the sweetest—and healthiest—ways to enjoy nature's bounty.
- Whether it's juicy watermelon, luscious cantaloupe, or sweet blueberries, you can work your favorite fruit into a delicious slushy, ice pop or homemade ice cream. Here are 14 ways to cool off this summer with a tasty, low-calorie treat.
Coconut Snowball Sundae
Try this recipe: Coconut Snowball Sundae
Coconut milk and cream provide a rich vegan edge to the classic summer sundae. Top it with toasted nuts, cherries and mint for a refreshing and healthy hot weather snack.
Ingredients: coconut milk, unsweetened coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt, bittersweet chocolate, coconut oil, toasted unsweetened coconut flakes, fresh cherries, toasted chopped nuts, mint sprigs
Try this recipe: Cucumber-Mint Granita
Freeze water, honey and a flavoring of your choice—in this case cucumber and mint—and you've got yourself a granita, as refreshing of a summer treat as you're likely to find.
Ingredients: English cucumber, water, fresh mint, honey, sea salt
Try this recipe: Strawberry-Lime Squares
This cold and creamy snack is like healthier version of strawberry cheesecake, complete with the delightful graham cracker crust.
Ingredients: graham cracker crumbs, unsalted butter, fresh strawberries, plain whole-milk yogurt, honey, lime zest, fresh lime juice, heavy cream
Caliente Mango Sorbet
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Chili gives a kick; remove the seeds for a milder taste.
Ingredients: Water, honey, Fresno chili, kosher salt, frozen mango chunks, fresh orange juice, lime juice
Fudgy Pudding Pops
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The surprise avocado in these pops adds nutrients and a silky texture.
Ingredients: Unsweetened chocolate almond milk, coconut sugar, unsweetened cocoa, cornstarch, bittersweet chocolate, avocado, vanilla extract, salt
Cherry-Vanilla Buttermilk Ice Cream
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Research shows cherries’ anti-inflammatory properties may help ease muscle soreness.
Ingredients: Cherries, maple syrup, vanilla bean, buttermilk, coconut sugar, kosher salt
Nectarine-Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Pie Bites
Sweet tooth? These mini pies get their sweetness from fruit and a touch of honey.
Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites
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Bananas are packed with resistant starch, a type of carb that boosts metabolism.
Ingredients: Bananas, cocktail picks, dark chocolate, coconut oil, dried coconut, toasted almonds, sea salt flakes
Try this recipe: Mimosa Granita
Wine-sparked granita elevates brunch (use white grape juice for non-drinkers.)
Ingredients: Water, coconut sugar, salt, orange juice, sweet white wine
Cantaloupe and Lime Slushy
Watermelon, Tequila, and Lime Granita
Try this recipe: Watermelon, Tequila and Lime Granita
This granita is a refreshing, low-calorie treat on a hot summer's day. For an extra layer of flavor, you can also serve this sip in a margarita glass with a salted rim.
Ingredients: Cubed watermelon, lime zest, fresh lime juice, blanco tequila, light agave nectar, lime wedges
Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream
Peach-Buttermilk Ice Pops
Try this recipe: Peach-Buttermilk Ice Pops
Prep Tip: Instead of blanching the peaches, use a serrated peeler to get the skins off.
Ingredients: Buttermilk, vanilla extract, almond extract, honey, ripe peaches or frozen peaches