Summer is here! Western Washington can take a while to warm up properly. But when it does, we are armed and ready, with this collection of healthy frozen dessert ideas for kids to make!
Instead of turning to store-bought popsicles, ice pops, and ice cream, which are packed with sugar and not much else, you and the kids can make these healthy alternatives. With only a few ingredients and a bit of planning ahead, you can put a tasty finishing touch on that perfect summer day.
Healthy Frozen Dessert Ideas for Kids: Popsicles and Ice Pops
Frozen mango chunks, pineapple juice, and a hint of lime are blended together for flavorful mango popsicles that make the perfect healthy treat.
These fudgesicles are completely vegan, and naturally sweetened with dates – but that doesn’t keep them from being a delicious frozen dessert!
With coconut milk and fresh berries, this frozen dessert is a great treat for a Fourth of July celebration. Or any other day of the summer!
These yummy strawberry coconut pops have only three ingredients – strawberries, coconut milk, and honey – to make a delicious dairy-free frozen treat.
These smoothie popsicles are as pretty as they are delicious!
Kids will have fun eating these freezer push pops. Moms will love that they’re a healthy frozen dessert with no added sugar.
Frozen peaches and peach yogurt combine to make this delicious frozen dessert. And how cute are those popsicle molds?
These beautiful layered popsicles are like a yogurt parfait in a popsicle.
Your favorite berry smoothie in a healthy frozen dessert.
This frozen dessert is made from a creamy chocolate custard. Older kids can simmer the custard themselves. Younger kids will definitely need help.
This refreshing frozen dessert is a simple blend of fresh watermelon, chia seeds, mint, and coconut water.
Healthy Frozen Dessert Ideas for Kids: Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
Ice cream cones are a traditional part of summer, but what if you want your kids to have more fruit and less added sugar? Try these delicious ice creams and frozen yogurts!
With strawberry season coming fast, here’s a great frozen yogurt recipe to use up your harvest!
Avocado replaces dairy and adds healthy fats to this faux-ice cream frozen dessert.
This healthy frozen treat uses frozen bananas instead of dairy.
Frozen mango and coconut milk are blended for this creamy dreamy frozen dessert.
Frozen bananas and strawberries make a delicious ice cream.
This creamy coconut milk and peach ice cream is easily made in the food processor.
Healthy Frozen Dessert Ideas for Kids: More Fun Treats
Here are a few more creative frozen dessert ideas to try with your kids.
Your kids will love to pop these yogurt bites out of their molds!
These granitas would make a great frozen dessert for a party. There is a little added sugar, and younger kids will need help with boiling the simple syrup.
Aren’t these frozen yogurt bites adorable? Your kids will love to help make these – and eat them!
These pretty frozen yogurt “cookies” are a healthy frozen dessert that kids will love to decorate themselves.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take summer by storm with these delicious healthy frozen desserts for kids and adults alike to enjoy! This is going to be the best summer ever.
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