Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet frozen treat on a sweltering summer day? Between ice cream trucks and free-for-all fro-yo bars, it’s easy to go overboard. Luckily, there are many healthy alternatives to your go-to frozen dessert that you can make at home with just a few natural ingredients.
Sorbets are so easy to make — all you need is frozen fruit, water, and your run-of-the-mill blender or food processor. By using ripe and naturally sweet fruits you can avoid the need for additional sweeteners. Blueberries, strawberries, mangos, bananas, and pineapples are all great options! Mix and match fruits to create your sorbet flavor of choice. Consider adding vanilla, honey, seeds, or fresh herbs for a burst of exotic flavor.
Looking for sorbet inspiration?
- Two-Ingredient Blueberry Sorbet
- Tropical Sun Sorbet w/ Mango, Pineapple, and Banana
- Rosemary Pear Sorbet
Is it just us, or does every food taste better on a stick? We love making our own healthy popsicles at Noom! Unlike most packaged treats you find at the supermarket, homemade popsicles can be made simply with frozen fruit or fruit and yogurt. All you need are some popsicle sticks and either an ice-pop mold or some small paper or styrofoam cups.
Here are a few mouthwatering popsicle muses:
- Raspberry-Pineapple Chia Popsicles
- Cucumber, Agave, & Mint Popsicles
- Mango Lassi Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Creamy Yogurt Creations
Craving something creamier? Add greek yogurt or dairy-free alternatives like coconut or almond milk to your frozen dessert recipes. These will add protein and different nutrients to your dessert, all while still keeping the frozen treat within your calorie budget.
Let’s get velvety: