5 Delicious, Healthy, EASY Frozen Treats To Beat The Heat (With Recipes)

Published Jul 16, 2018

Making your own delicious treats at home is a great way to keep the sugar content low and nutrition value high. These super simple recipes are quick and require very little work, you can even have your kids help!

What child (or adult for that matter) doesn't love ice cream, popsicles, slushies, or freezies on a hot summers day?

If you're looking for ways to keep your kids happy and allow them to indulge in some icy cold treats, we think you'll love these 5 recipes that are healthier alternatives and simple to make.

Using as much real fruit as possible to get summery flavours keeps it sweet without having to add much sweetener, and a perfect way to sneak those nutrient-packed fruits into your child's diet.


1. Banana Ice Cream


Super healthy, super easy, and still tastes absolutely amazing. This is a great way to trick the kids into thinking they're getting dessert when really they're getting one of their five-a-day servings of fruit!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk (of any variety)
  • Optional: Flavouring / toppings (coconut, peanut butter, chopped nuts, berries, chocolate sauce)

How to prepare:

  1. Cut your bananas into chunks and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until frozen
  2. Put frozen bananas into a food processor and mix, scraping the sides, until there are no chunks
  3. Gradually add your milk until you get your desired creamy texture
  4. If adding a flavor (coconut, peanut butter, etc.) then add now until blended
  5. Scoop into 4 bowls, and top with your favourite toppings!


2. Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles


This super refreshing popsicle recipe is also super satisfying!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Your favourite sweetener (honey, stevia, agave, maple) to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Puree the watermelon in a food processor or blender
  2. Strain pureed watermelon with a fine mesh sieve (gives a better consistency, but optional)
  3. Add the watermelon juice back into your blender or food processor, and blend with the yogurt
  4. Add sweetener to taste
  5. Pour into your popsicle tray and place in freezer until completely frozen


3. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudgesicles


One of my favourites! As a personal chocolate lover, these are great not only for my kids but for me too! It's a perfect treat on a hot day while getting your dose of chocolate in a (slightly) healthier way.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk (of any variety)
  • 1 bar of chocolate (of any variety)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

How to prepare:

  1. Melt the chocolate bar in a pan until it begins to simmer, turn off the heat
  2. Immediately add in the milk and stir
  3. Place in the fridge to cool down
  4. Mix in the greek yogurt and vanilla extract
  5. Transfer the mixture to your popsicle mold and place in the freezer until completely frozen


4. Frozen Grape Pops


The easiest frozen treat you'll find. As simple as it sounds, it's surprising how tasty grapes become once frozen and truly feel like a treat!

 Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 4 cups grapes
  • 12 skewers

How to prepare:

  1. Fill each skewer with grapes, spearing them on
  2. Place in the freezer until completely frozen


5. Pineapple Sorbet

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One of the most summer-y flavours is pineapple, and this easy recipe will not disappoint! You don't need an ice cream maker to make this one.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1/2 of a pineapple
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • Your favourite sweetener (honey, stevia, agave, maple, sugar) to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Cut up the pineapple into cubes and place in a food processor or blender
  2. Add the water, a squeeze of lemon, and sweetener
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour into a covered container and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours
  5. Remove and pour back into your food processor or blender, blend until smooth
  6. Place back in the container, and freeze for another 5 hours or more


Enjoy!


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