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Guilt-Free Frozen Desserts

The heat is on and who doesn’t love to cool down with a sweet treat?  But before you reach for the standard ice cream cone or sundae, I’ve got some healthier alternatives that will still satisfy your sweet tooth.


I love this first recipe for Frozen Yogurt Bark.  First, because it’s such a great snack option–you can break off these frozen pieces and munch on them.  Second, it’s packed with good things–Greek yogurt, honey, cranberries, raisins, coconut and strawberries.  You could also add some nuts in there if you choose.  Third, it’s so delicious!  You’ll make this recipe over and over and I’ll bet your kids will love it.

Photo courtesy of My Fussy Eater


Popsicles are a summertime favorite, but this recipe takes them to the next level.  Fresh-Fruit Popsicles incorporate chunks of ripe, in-season fruit into the frozen treat.  Use peaches, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or any summer fruit along with 100 percent white grape juice to hold the fruit together.  Pour into popsicles molds and freeze solid so that you have beautiful ice pops your family will enjoy.

Fruit Popsicles
Photo courtesy of Matthew Klein


Frozen fruit has always been a terrific and healthy way to cool down.  This recipe for Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers adds some extra sweetness to this idea without adding too many additional calories.  It’s really the perfect balance.  Again, you’ll use in-season fruit such as cantaloupe, watermelon, blueberries, and add in some banana, grapes and pineapple.  Freeze the fruit for at least 2 hours before adding the chocolate drizzle.

Photo courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings


Try these recipes the next time a heat wave rolls through to help keep you cool.  I’ll be back next week with some new ideas for picnic salads (think lower calorie).


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