Healthier Summer Dessert Ideas

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Ice cream is a refreshing and comforting treat; however, it’s not a treat that many want to consume too frequently because of it’s high fat and sugar content. There are many healthier alternatives to traditional ice cream that give a sweet kick, while being cooling and refreshing. Opting for healthy choices allows for satisfaction without the guilt. Leading a healthy lifestyle and following a healthy diet is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. These healthier dessert options allow for a diet that can be maintained, and sweet treats can still be enjoyed.

Here are some healthier alternatives.

Frozen yogurt

A particularly good alternative to ice cream that tastes great, while being healthy, is frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt has a similar taste and texture to that of ice cream and gives that cooling, sweet treat, too. Opt for low fat varieties. For an even healthier frozen treat, homemade frozen yogurt takes limited time to prepare and tastes satisfyingly good. There are many flavors that can be experienced and experimented with, and after tasting these delights, they may become more favored than ice cream.

Scoops by Daily Harvest

Scoops is new to the Daily Harvest lineup. It is a decadent, creamy frozen treat, but without any fake fillers, gums, or refined sugars. Just whole, nourishing ingredients that make every scoop deliciously unique. One of the flavors is Chocolate + Ooey, Gooey, Midnight Fudge and tastes like a Sea Salted Chocolate Ganache. It is made with avocado in it for extra creaminess! It tastes like your favorite ice cream, but is far better for you! Don’t worry, there is also a mint chip flavor! Use code HalfCrazyMama for $25 off your first order!


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Fruity delight

Fresh fruit is a staple for a healthy diet and can be rather refreshing and tasty. With the vast array of different fruits to choose from it gives good variety. Many fruits can be chilled to give a cooling treat and to add a little creaminess, a drizzle of natural Greek yogurt can give this simple dish the perfect complement. Choose fruits that are in season to ensure great flavor. Fruit smoothies are another great tasting are refreshing treat. Chilled fruits have that cooling sensation while being sweet, as well as being healthy, and can be an important addition to any diet. Some suggestions: frozen grapes, chilled watermelon and pineapple are also delicious choices.

Homemade frozen popsicles

Popsicles may be considered unhealthy, as they often contain unnecessary ingredients. However, homemade popsicles can be healthy and taste great, too. Popsicles take limited time to prepare and can be made in batches to have that refreshing and tasty treat ready. Take a low fat yogurt and blend with berries for a fruity taste. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. It really is that simple, needing little time and preparation for great results. The hardest part is waiting for them to be chilled.

Here is a fun popsicle mold from Amazon.



Keep these sweet alternatives to ice cream natural and fresh to ensure that they are as healthy as possible. Ice cream can be left behind and replaced with any of these tasty treats that provide the same cooling and refreshing effect with fewer calories. These treats can be made from scratch which ensures that only goodness goes into them. Enjoy these refreshing treats and stay healthy and energetic.


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