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12 Best Frozen Desserts For Summer

On a hot summer day, nothing beats a cool and refreshing frozen treat. Whether you have an affinity for ice cream or if your heart belongs to the almighty popsicle, we are joined together for our love of frozen desserts. Thanks to our genius bloggers, it has become easier than ever to create homemade popsicles, homemade ice cream, and homemade frozen yogurt.


Cherry Lime PopsFrozen Fruit PopsFrozen Banana Popsicles

Banana Split Icebox CakeGrilled Pineapple With Coconut Ice CreamFruity Fro-Yo Shake

Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen YogurtOrange Vanilla Frozen Yogurt PopsChocolate Icebox Cake

Homemade Ice Cream SandwichesGuiltless Banana Split in a JarRocket Pops

You are not going to want to miss out on all of these absolutely fantastic and healthy frozen dessert recipes. Check out the full list below or just click on the icons above.

  1. Cherry Lime Pops - I love the deep red color you get from using real cherries and the flavor is not that artificial cherry taste you get from those imitation flavored pops, it's richer with a more intense cherry taste. If you want to enjoy those delightfully refreshing popsicles without all the added sugar from the ones you'll find in the store, make these simple 4-ingredient Cherry Lime Ice Pops. With all-natural ingredients and tons of rich, fruity flavor, these little frozen treats will be begged for around your house. But, before you start, take a tip from us Get yourself a cherry pitter and some basic popsicle molds.

  2. Frozen Fruit Popsicles - Can you imagine all of this colorful frozen fruit goodness for only about 32 calories? We are thrilled to be showing you this easy frozen dessert recipe that is not only healthy for you, it only has 5 ingredients. Five all-natural ingredients, might we add. This is one of those recipes you'll come back to again and again and without question. It's just the ticket to cool off on those hot summer days and sweet enough to curb your cravings for ice cream and frozen candy bars. When you can make the low-calorie, low-fat homemade popsicles, why would you ever spend money on the high-sugar ones in the grocery store?

  3. Frozen Banana Pops - These homemade Frozen Banana Popsicles are the perfect summertime treat. Let us explain why. First and foremost, you can make this crowd-pleasing frozen dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients. Second, this recipe uses halved bananas, making the age-old chocolate shell crumble a thing of the past. Third, with the added colorful sprinkles, you make this recipe for any occasion. While these are perfect for a July 4th picnic, you can choose pink or blue for baby shower treats, or orange for Halloween. Make them all year round. Believe us, you'll want to.

  4. Banana Split Icebox Cake - This recipe is as magical as it looks. Better yet, it so magical that you can make it with just a few ingredients and be the master of cake this summer. The Banana Split Icebox Cake is layered with frozen whipped topping, graham crackers, strawberries, bananas and Maraschino cherries just like it should be. Top with nuts, if you so desire. But, rest assured, it is one of the best cake recipes for summer. You will not be disappointed.

  5. Grilled Pineapple With Coconut Ice Cream - We can't imagine not having coconut during the warmer months. We also can't eat coconut without thinking of tropical skies, sandy beaches and the best weather possible. Ahh ... paradise. So when you're in the mood to experience the wonders of a tropical island in your own kitchen, or even better ... dare I say, on the couch and in your comfy clothes, reach for this simple recipe for Grilled Pineapple With Coconut Ice Cream. Double or triple this recipe for crowds. It tastes just as fabulous as it looks.

  6. Fruity Fro-Yo Shake - Fruity FroYo Shake This is a cross between the best smoothie recipe you've ever had and the healthiest milk shake recipe using frozen yogurt and fresh fruit. It's perfect for a quick dessert, but even good enough for breakfast and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Plus, when it comes to recipes that taste like ice cream, as this recipe for Fruity Fro-Yo Shake does, there is no such thing as seasonality. You'll want to eat this frozen dessert recipe all year long. Enjoy!

  7. Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt - If you love ice cream, but hate that it comes with an unwanted amount of fat and calories, you'll need to check out this recipe for Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. Not only does it use all-natural simple ingredients, it will make you believe you are eating the best homemade ice cream ever. Trust us, this will be like Pinkberry, but without the price tag. Add some of your favorite fruits to garnish this easy frozen yogurt recipe and we promise you'll be sharing it with everyone.

  8. Orange Vanilla Fro-Yo Pops - Looking for a healthy snack recipe while watching your weight? Here it is. Orange Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Mini Pops are a simple treat with no fat, no added sugar, protein and only 9 calories per pop. Fantastic!

  9. Chocolate Icebox Cake - Follow this no bake dessert recipe from Nicole of Gluten Free on a Shoestring to learn how to make a scrumptious sweet treat using leftover chocolate wafer cookies. This Gluten Free Icebox Cake recipe is proof that you do not need to be an expert at gluten free baking in order to make visually appealing desserts. This basic cake recipe has only 5 ingredients total, and can be made healthier thanks to a few smart ingredient substitutions. Your repertoire of no bake dessert recipes fit for a gluten free diet just go a substantial boost!

  10. Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches - These Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect summer treat. The gluten free cookies are so good they can be eaten all alone. But that's no fun. Slap on that vanilla ice cream.

  11. Guiltless Banana Splits in a Jar - This low-fat dessert recipe is sent from the heavens. Guiltless Banana Split in a Jar is exactly that ... guiltless. Don't feel bad about eating this almost ice cream sundae. Click to find out how to make this one-of-a-kind dessert.

  12. Rocket Pops - You don't have to wait on the sidewalk for the ice cream truck anymore. This easy, kid friendly recipe for Rocket Pops is not only a great treat, it's a fun activity for the youngsters in your house. They're out of this world.


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