I’m pretty proud of myself for making a list of healthy ice cream treats…
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Well, at least I scream for ice cream.
It doesn’t feel like summer if I can’t occasionally indulge in a scoop of ice cream every once in a while. I’m so happy there are so many fantastic, healthy ice cream treats on the web. Below you’ll find gluten-free, sugar-free, and optionally dairy-free recipes that are sure to please everyone in your family.
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1. Easy, Naturally Sweetened Chocolate Ice Cream
Are you longing for rich, decadent, smooth ice-cream this summer? Head over to grab this easy recipe for Naturally Sweetened Chocolate Ice Cream. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
2. Very Blueberry Sugar-Free Ice Cream
Blueberries and ice cream—two things that remind me of childhood summers. This rich, creamy, sugar-free ice cream brings back happy memories of picking blueberries with my brother and homemade ice cream. It has all the sweet, smooth flavor I enjoyed in my ice cream then, but with none of the added sugar! Enjoy this very blueberry ice cream.
3. Sugar-Free Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
Reminiscent of those yummy orange creamsicles we at as kids, this ice cream will delight even your hard-core sugar-eating friends. This orange creamsicle ice cream is the perfect dessert for your next cookout with friends!
4. Sugar-Free Ice Cream (Candida-Diet Friendly)
Many individuals in the US struggle with candida which means you have to stay away from sugar and many other foods that you may enjoy. BUT, even if you don’t this recipe from Whole Intentions, is great. It’s also a great option for individuals following a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
5. Copycat Keto Frosty Shake
Creamy, chocolaty, and delicious you can’t go wrong with a Frosty…except all. that. sugar! Never fear, we’ve got a pretty amazing copycat recipe (with an ingredient you should probably be getting in your diet every day — but aren’t!)
6. Strawberry Coconut Popsicles
These popsicles are sweet, creamy, and super easy to throw together. They will make your kids smile when you pull them out on those hot summer afternoons. They’re naturally sweetened with strawberries and just a couple Tablespoons of honey, but you could always substitute stevia to make them even lower in sugar. These popsicles will also give you and your kiddos a little boost of Magnesium—a mineral nearly 80% of Americans are deficient in. Ready? Go make some Strawberry Coconut Popsicles to pull out tomorrow!
7. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This classic ice cream is missing a few things: the dairy, the sugar, and the food coloring. This naturally delightfully green ice cream from Whole New Mom will please those of you who enjoy the chocolate and mint combo.
8. Homemade Sugar-Free Fudgesicles
With just 3 ingredients, these fudgesicles are a huge win. Your kids won’t even realize they’re healthy (and you’ve hidden those overripe bananas in them). They’re a perfect fudgey allergy-friendly treat for the kiddos this summer.
9. Strawberry Granita
Another 3 ingredient recipe. And this naturally sweetened strawberry slushy is super easy to make! You can keep smiles on your kids faces all summer long with this Strawberry Granita recipe.
10. Wholesome All Fruit Pops
This is a delightful frozen treat that both kids and adults can enjoy. Be sure to hop over to the Nourishing Home she has a recipe for strawberry fruit pops and a post with tips for how to make other varieties of frozen fruit pops!
So…how did I do with my list of Healthy Ice Cream Treats? Did at least one of them sound amazing to you and your family? I hope you enjoy these healthy ice cream treats with less guilt and more pleasure. Feel free to tell me about your favorite Healthy Ice Cream Treats in the comments below.
Want some more ice cream inspiration? Check out this awesome cookbook: Candida on Ice with over 20 more sugar-free ice cream recipes!
More Healthy Recipes:
- 101 Easy Gluten Free, Grain Free Snack Ideas for Kids (and Parents)
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Sugar Free too)
- Grain Free Almond Walnut Apple Crisp
- Grain Free Brown Butter Spice Cake
- Honey-Sweetened Grain Free Strawberry Shortcake
- Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Low Carb Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Thanks so much for the kind shout out! I can’t wait to try some of the recipes you’ve featured. What a wonderful frozen treats round-up perfect for summer! Blessings, Kelly
I can’t wait to try your recipe… well, all of them really! 🙂
Aidan (my 5 year old) saw me looking at these and said, “MOooom… why are you looking at junk food we can’t eat??” He was delighted to learn that we’ll be trying some of these! 🙂
I tried the Candida Diet Ice Cream (2nd recipe on your post) from Whole Intentions. I was very disappointed with the turnout. I would have rather eaten a stick of frozen butter or frozen coconut oil; that would have tasted better than this mixture. I’m posting not to be rude in any way, but to let people know that it was a huge waste of time and resources because I’m now staring at a melting lump of very gross “ice cream.”
I should add that it has made me incredibly sick as well. My stomach and head are churning
Sorry to hear it didn’t turn out well for you and you didn’t feel well after eating it. I made it a while back and enjoyed it. I hope you can find another healthy ice cream recipe you like better!
I am a diabetic and love ice cream although I am a pensioner in the 80s