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8 Healthy Frozen Desserts Better Than Ice Cream (Really!)
Satisfy your sweet tooth this summer sans sugar crash (or spending half your paycheck at Ben & Jerry's) with these recipes that will make you put down the pint and pick up the popsicle maker, stat.
Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Raspberry Chocolate Almond Crunch Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
This DIY popsicle has got it all—it's tart and sweet and packs a satisfying crunch thanks to the granola added into the mix. Use honey to sweeten plain Greek yogurt as much (or as little) as you want.
Get the recipe: Raspberry Chocolate Almond Crunch Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Skinny Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Treats
Fresh strawberries combined with yogurt and whipped topping is a triple threat that'll tickle your taste buds. Sandwich yours with your favorite graham cracker flavor (chocolate, anyone?) and you have a homemade dessert that's perfect for your next backyard bash.
Get the recipe: Skinny Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Treats
The Baker Mama
Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites
Ever have that craving where you need something sweet OMG right this minute? Here's a simple solution: Pulse frozen bananas and pour them into a muffin tin before freezing so you have a pre-portioned dessert anytime you're dying for one. Just don't forget the chocolate chips (that would be a grave mistake)—or experiment with your favorite mix-ins.
Get the recipe: Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites
Lauren Lives Healthy
A Zest for Life
Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream With Cashew Brittle
Karen of A Zest for Life has an easy solution for non-dairy ice cream lovers: Just soak cashews overnight and blend with almond milk to make the base of this simple sorbet-like treat. Top a bowl with her cashew brittle to get a bite of sweet and salty in one scoop.
Get the recipe: Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream With Cashew Brittle
The Little Epicurean
Matcha Ice Cream Shaved Ice
This recipe is kind of like the acai bowl of the dessert world, but don't be intimated—it's easier than it looks. Combine your standard smoothie-booster matcha with milk and cream to get an antioxidant-packed green tea flavored ice cream. Once that's set, build your bowl with shaved ice and fruit of your choice—but only if you want. It's perfectly acceptable to eat this matcha ice cream straight from the container, too.
Get the recipe: Matcha Ice Cream Shaved Ice
Simple Vegan Blog
Oatmeal with a Fork
Frozen Cinnamon Date Treats
Remember those frozen Snickers bars you loved as a kid? (OK, and as an adult.) Lauren of Oatmeal with a Fork has a healthy substitute: Frozen dates take on the taste and texture of caramel, and smearing your favorite nut butter on top will get you that same chewy combo.
Get the recipe: Frozen Cinnamon Date Treats