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Healthier Frozen Treats for Summer

Cool, crave-worthy treats that won’t sideline your nutrition goals.

By Kellee Katagi

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Frozen treats are to summer what trees are to Christmas—it’s just not the same without them. But if you have specific dietary preferences or restrictions, or you’re just trying to eat better, your favorite indulgences might be a no-go. Not to worry—many companies have come through with offerings that deliver the sweetness the kid in you craves, while accommodating your grown-up desire for healthier eating. Here are a few of our favorite healthier frozen treats.


Solero Crushed Fruit Pops

solero fruit pops

Why we like it: Simple ingredients (fruit, sugar, juice, natural stabilizers), smart portions (40–50 calories per pop) and great taste make this a refreshing frozen treat you can feel good about giving your kids—or indulging in yourself. Each 12-pop box contain two flavors, such as Lemon Lime, Fresh Strawberry or our favorite, Tangerine. Bonus points for: gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free


Daiya Deliciously Dairy-Free

Daiya dessert bar

Why we like it: You won’t miss the dairy in these delectable dessert bars. They feature a creamy coconut base (but minimal coconut taste) and are covered in dark, fair-trade chocolate that doesn’t feel waxy. Choose from flavors such as Classic Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Fudge Crunch (the crunch comes from pumpkin seeds!) and Salted Caramel Swirl. Bonus points for: dairy-free, gluten-free, fair-trade, soy-free, vegan, non-GMO


Luna + Larry’s Coconut Bliss Dairy-Free

luna and larry

Why we like it: Organic, 100 percent plant-based ingredients, including fair-trade dark chocolate, make this a conscience-friendly healthier frozen treat. Coconut milk serves as the base, and the coconut taste is strong in the vanilla flavors, but barely noticeable in the others, such as Sea Salt Caramel + Chocolate (yes, please!) and Dark Chocolate. Bonus points for: dairy-free, gluten-free, fair-trade, non-GMO, organic, vegan, kosher


My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

my/mo mochi

Why we like it: Because it comes in little balls, mochi ice cream is an ideal treat for portion control. My/Mo uses real fruit purees, naturally gluten-free rice-flour dough, and plant-based food colorings, such as beet juice, purple carrot juice and turmeric extract. Flavors include fruity ones like Fresh Strawberry and Sweet Mango, as well as new triple-layer offerings like Dulce de Leche. Bonus points for: gluten-free, kosher, soy-free


So Delicious Dairy Free Mousse

so delicious mousse

Why we like it: A fluffy, whipped texture gives this nondairy dessert a light feel—backed up by its mere 100–110 calories per serving. It incorporates both organic cane sugar and erythritol to reduce added sugars. Flavors include Strawberry Swirl and Salted Caramel Swirl, with just the right balance of salty and sweet. Bonus points for: non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free

Make Your Own

Pineapple Pecan Tahini Nice Cream

Blueberry Bliss Cheesecake Bars

Fresh Raspberry Sorbet

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