Healthy Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Recipes

There's nothing like hot summer days to make you crave a frozen dessert, whether you're lounging on a lawn chair, splashing in the pool, or grilling with the neighbors. These healthy ice cream, frozen yogurt, and ice pop recipes will help you cool off and stay slim.

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    Raspberry Sorbet

    Transform a carton of market-fresh raspberries into a slushy-smooth treat: sorbet. The refreshing summer dessert recipe calls for only five ingredients and has zero grams of fat!

    Editor's Note: Love mangoes? Substitute the blushing island fruit for raspberries.

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    Melon-Hibiscus Gelato

    Every chilly spoonful of this ultra-creamy gelato lingers with sweet notes of dried hibiscus. Blend the flowery Italian treat with sweet cantaloupe or watermelon for a healthy fix of fruit, then serve in adorable bowls at your next garden party.

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    Golden Pineapple Granita

    Fresh pineapple, honey, and lime juice are all you need to make this naturally sweet, 63-calorie granita. Garnish the sunny yelllow treat with lip-smacking lime for a tart finish.

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    Banana Crunch Pops

    Customize this dessert-on-a-stick by rolling banana in your favorite flavor of yogurt. Chocolate, berry, vanilla, coconut -- the options are as varied as the dairy aisle. A coating of granola adds satisfying crunch to this healthy dessert.

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    Lemon-Avocado Sherbet

    Avocado might sound like an unusual addition to this healthy sherbet, but trust us: It's delicious. It makes each bite extra creamy and helps balance the light, citrusy lemon flavor.

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    Raspberry Fudge Greek Frozen Yogurt

    Raspberry, fudge, and shaved chocolate for just 115 calories? Count us in! This gourmet-style frozen yogurt makes a delicious and refreshing addition to a summer barbecue or a relaxing afternoon by the pool.

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    Citrus Granita

    Whether it's orange, lemon, lime, or all three, sun-kissed citrus makes a totally tart (and refreshing) summer treat.

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    Frozen Coconut-Coffee Bites

    Low in sugar doesn't mean low in flavor. These itty-bitty bites feature frozen flakes of naturally sweet coconut, cinnamon, and a splash of coffee that's sure to perk up any hot, sleepy afternoon.

    Editor's Tip: Be sure to use light, unsalted butter and reduced-fat cream cheese to help cut down on calories.

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    Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet

    This icy, delicious dessert requires just four ingredients -- watermelon, sugar, gelatin, and cranberry juice. Garnish this 83-calorie dessert with a watermelon wedge for fun presentation.

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    Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

    Sweet watermelon and tangy kiwifruit are pureed into a smooth ice-pop texture, then frozen in paper cups for a simple yet gorgous 70-calorie dessert. (No ice-pop molds required!)

    Editor's Tip: These pops are easy to make with the fruit you have on hand. Try our pineapple-blueberry and mango-raspberry variations to discover your favorite.

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    Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt

    You love Greek yogurt for breakfast, but we bet you haven't tried it like this. Two hours of freeze time and a few summery mix-ins, like vanilla and fresh mint, turn plain yogurt into an irresistible, protein-packed dessert.

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    Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt in 5 Easy Steps

    Watch to see how easy it is to make frozen Greek yogurt at home! Just follow these simple steps.

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    Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops

    Take bananas from breakfast food to healthy frozen treat in under an hour. A layer of almond butter hides beneath a layer of chocolate, and a quick dip in chopped almonds adds delicious crunch.

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    Orange-Basil Sorbet

    Looking for a fancy summer sorbet? This sunny, low-cal sweet will brighten your day. Just boil sugar and water, and then add orange peel, orange juice, and basil to the mix. Chill and freeze before serving.

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    Frozen Neapolitans

    Enjoy the classic vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors of Neapolitan ice cream in one indulgent bite. The added layer of rice cereal cuts down on calories, while chopped almonds add protein and healthy fat

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    Sherbet Fruit Pops

    Sherbet fruit pops are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Choose between raspberry and tangerine sherbet, then mix with orange juice and spoon into kiwifruit-filled paper cups. Freeze overnight and enjoy!

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    Chocolate Sherbet

    Get your chocolate fix without blowing your diet. This decadent, quick-prep sherbet has just six ingredients, including rich dark chocolate, so you can mix it up in a flash. Just be sure to allow a few hours for freezing.

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    Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt

    Sliced fresh strawberries bring juicy flavor and pretty pops of color to this better-for-you take on classic strawberry ice cream. Top each bowl with a whole strawberry for a cute, sunny-day look.

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    Mediterranean Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Mix up your usual dessert repertoire with these recipes inspired by the Mediterranean. All of the Mediterranean ingredients we love -- pistachios, honey, fresh fruit -- help make these desserts delicious and one-of-a-kind. If you've got a sweet tooth, these Mediterranean recipes are sure to satisfy!
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