Healthy Summer Desserts

Take advantage of fresh, in-season produce and enjoy these healthy dessert recipes at your next barbecue, block party, or casual summer dinner. Plus, these summer desserts are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even notice they're lower in fat and calories!

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    Berry Tart with Lemon Cookie Crust

    Even with a homemade buttery crust, this stunning summer dessert is low in calories. The luscious lemon topping is made with fat-free cream cheese and Greek yogurt.

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    Rasberry Sorbet

    You're just five ingredients away from our most refreshing summer dessert. Fresh, in-season raspberries top the list, giving this sorbet its gorgeous color and sweet-tart flavor.

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    Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

    Whether you drizzle or dip, you'll love our dreamy (and low-cal) dark chocolate fondue. Served with summery fruit kabobs and a splash of coffee, it's the perfect summer dessert.

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    Carrot and Zucchini Bars

    Move over, summer salads. Zucchini-carrot bars are a more scrumptious way to feature fresh summer produce. Top off the bars with a generous slather of our citrus-spiked cream cheese frosting.

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    Blackberry-Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches with Pistachio Shortbread

    Dress up purchased ice cream with refreshingly tart raspberries and lemon to fill these sweet summer treats. The bite-size healthy desserts are made with a pistachio crust that offers a dose of protein.

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    Strawberry-Lemon Bars

    Topped with lemon-infused strawberry jelly and plump ripe strawberries, these gooey lemon bars are perfect for fruit-lovers. At 115 calories a pop, saying no is totally unnecessary.

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    Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

    Bright and refreshing, these easy-to-make fruit pops are an ideal dessert recipe for warm summer days. Recruit the kids to help you make them, and watch them enjoy a delicious serving of fruit as they cool off.

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    Berry Slab Pie

    Load a light, flaky crust with your favorite berries for the ultimate summer dessert. Frozen puff pastry simplifies the prep so you can enjoy your sweet treat sooner.

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    Raspberry Fudge Greek Frozen Yogurt

    Swap out your usual ice cream for homemade frozen Greek yogurt. It's a protein-packed summer dessert that's refreshing and satisfying. And despite a dousing of raspberry preserves and chocolate syrup, one serving of this treat has only 115 calories.

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    The Creamiest Smoothie Ever

    Filled with seasonal fruit, a chilled smoothie makes a delicious cool-down treat. Watch our video and learn the secret to making these tasty drinks without ice!

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    No-Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake

    Swirled with melted dark chocolate and topped with fresh berries, this chilled summer dessert doesn't use the oven, so your kitchen will stay nice and cool. Bonus: It's creamy and decandent, but impressively low in calories.

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    Apricot-Rosemary Streusel Bars

    A crunchy pine nut crumble and sweet sugar drizzle top this gooey yet healthy dessert recipe. You can use canned apricots if you can't find fresh ones.

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    Spiced Zinfandel Granita with Grapes and Cream

    Pick your favorite wine when making this spiced granita, which is a perfect way to end a summertime evening with friends. Low in calories and high in flavor, this healthy dessert recipe can double as an after-dinner drink.

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    Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta

    This season, indulge in a silky-smooth panna cotta served with a zesty citrus-and-cherry topper. The elegant yet healthy dessert recipe is low in calories -- perfect for sticking to that swimsuit-ready diet.

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    Triple-Berry Cobbler

    Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are topped with a crumb topping for an impressive dessert that comes right out of your slow cooker. Get it going in the morning, and a healthy dessert recipe will be ready whenever you are.

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    Lemony Glazed Shortbread Bars

    Add the summery flavor of lemonade to delicious white chocolate shortbread bars with a sweet lemon glaze. This healthy dessert recipe makes a whopping 48 servings, perfect for any summer gathering.

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    Raspberry-Lemonade Shortcakes

    This slimmed-down version of a summertime favorite uses a healthier version of classic sponge cake and tops it with a fresh raspberry-lemonade sauce. With fewer than 200 calories per serving, this dessert recipe will satisfy your sweet craving without excessive sugar.

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    Mocha Cream Shake

    For an ice cream treat that's all grown up, turn to this rich mocha shake. Made with low-fat frozen yogurt, strong brewed coffee, and dark chocolate, this dessert recipe is decadence at its best.

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    Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

    Swirl fresh blueberries into these easy cheesecake bars for fruity flavor in every healthful bite. These marbled confections are the perfect bring-along dessert recipe for summer barbecues.

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    Cherry-Berry Ice Cream

    Flavored with ripe seasonal fruits, this healthy dessert recipe is sure to cool you off on a hot summer day. Our simple scratch-made custard cuts the fat by calling for whole milk rather than heavy cream.

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    Five-Berry Compote with Mint and Orange Infusion

    Infuse a medley of berries with orange tea and Sauvignon Blanc for a fresh, light, and healthy summer dessert that's a perfect to end an al fresco meal with friends.

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    Fruity White Sangria Pops

    These wonderfully refreshing cocktail pops are tailor-made for summer's dog days. For a nonalcoholic version of the fruity dessert, simply switch out the white wine for white grape juice.

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    Low-Sugar Desserts

    Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your favorite indulgences -- crispy apricot balls, creamy lime cheesecake bars, sweet frozen treats, and more -- all for 10 grams of sugar or less. Taking advantage of naturally sweet ingredients means less added sugar in your diet while still enjoying dessert recipes.
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