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10 Skinny Frozen Treats for the Summer

Summer's just around the corner, and what better way to enjoy those hot days than with some yummy and low-cal frozen treats? Our list of skinny popsicle, ice cream, and sorbet recipes make the most of seasonal fruit and other ingredients, and will have you wishing summer could last all year long.

1. Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Substitute 4 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup for the white sugar if you're looking to reduce your sugar intake. You may find the fruit is sweet enough you won't need any added sweetener at all.

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Photo by Sherri

2. Homemade Ice Cream

Whirl almond milk and frozen fruit in a blender until smooth, then freeze until the mixture reaches an ice-cream consistency — no ice cream maker necessary! Topping out at just 56 calories per serving, you'll be making this delicious and nutritious recipe all summer.

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Photo by lutzflcat

3. Sugar-Free Watermelon Ice Cream

No sugar and chock-full of frozen fruit like watermelon, mango and banana, this dairy-free ice cream will cool you down and leave you refreshed no matter the temperature outside.

Watermelon Ice-Cream (Sugar Free)

Photo by PARABIANS

4. Coconut Yogurt Pops 

These easy coconut pops are less than 100 calories each, and taste refreshingly cool and tropical and a hot day.

Coconut Yogurt Pops

Photo by Yoly

5. Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

TeenChef14 advises "if you want tart frozen yogurt, feel free to decrease the sugar!" which will lower calories. Add chopped fresh berries if you like and try freezing as popsicles if you want an on-the-go snack.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Photo by *~Lissa~*

6. Nutella Ice Pops

OK, so Nutella isn't exactly healthy but the caloric load on these little beauties is surprisingly low: just 137 calories per serving! Plus, Nutella.

Nutella Ice Pops

Photo by luvtobake

7. Frozen Berry and Spinach Ice Pops

Sneak in a bit of your greens into these pretty, not-too-sweet refreshing pops.

Frozen Berry and Spinach Ice Pops

Photo by Paula

8. Avocado Paletas

Use heart-healthy avocados in these paletas, traditional Mexican ices made with fresh fruit, for a creamy and delicious texture.

Avocado Paletas

Photo by Linda T

9. Pina Colada Ice Pops

The flavors of your favorite summer cocktail in a healthy low-cal ice pop — Yes, please!  There's no alcohol in this recipe, so it's suitable for adults and kids.

Pina Colada Ice Pop

Photo by MrsFisher0729

10. Lemon Sorbet

Entirely dairy-free, this simple frozen dessert made with lemon juice and mineral water comes in at just 71 calories per serving.

Lemon Sorbet

Photo by Pomplemouse

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About Nicole Spiridakis

Current expat, coffee enthusiast, writer, baker, and traveler. Writing about life abroad and posting lots of real food recipes at cucinanicolina.com. Instagram: @cucinanicolina