When it’s hot outside and you want to cool down with a frozen treat, you don’t always have to turn to something overly sweetened and processed. We’ve rounded up a few recipes for easy, healthier cold treats made from straightforward ingredients that will nourish your body.
**In Chinese Medicine it is recommended to eat cold foods in moderation. If you struggle with digestive issues, stick to small amounts or avoid completely. Practice listening to your body and be careful not to overdo it.
1. Coconut, Cherry, and Vanilla Bean Ice Pops
These creamy pops consist of coconut milk, fresh sweet cherries, vanilla, and small amounts of honey/maple syrup for sweetening. Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/coconut-cherry-and-vanilla-bean-ice-pops-3416596
2. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
If you have an ice cream maker, consider making frozen yogurt as a healthier alternative to ice cream. Fresh strawberries, greek yogurt, and a few other ingredients come together in this simple treat. Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/strawberry-frozen-yogurt-recipe-1923540
3. Chocolate Covered Banana Pops
With just three ingredients, this treat couldn’t be easier. Choose an organic dark chocolate and get creative with toppings. We suggest chopped almonds or granola for a nice crunch. Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/chocolate-covered-banana-pops-recipe-2013098
4. Red, White, and Blue Pops
Put a healthy spin on these traditional pops, which are berry-focused and sweetened with only two tablespoons of honey. Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/healthy-red-white-and-blue-frozen-pops-3672242
5. Basil Lemon Ice
If you’re looking for something icy and refreshing, try out this simple treat served in a hollowed out lemon. Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/basil-lemon-ice-recipe-2107730