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Healthier Ice Creams And Frozen Treats

So it’s official. I saw my first scorpion in the back yard, and I spent about an hour and a half at the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles to get my new plates and driver’s license, so I’m officially a resident! I’m also happy (not) to report that I got into my first argument with my local cable and internet company. I was so looking forward to a company that truly valued its customers, but I guess they’re all the same…

Despite the trials and tribulations of moving and setting up a whole new life, I’m really enjoying the hot, sunny weather and especially the breathtaking views around every corner in this part of the country. The people are so friendly, and get this… They all come to a complete stop at a 4-way stop sign.  You have lots to learn, Boston!  I think I’m gonna love it here!

The weather in Arizona has made me hungry for a cold treat – AKA ice cream, sorbet, popsicles, etc., so it’s time for a recipe round-up ~ just in time for Labor Day, and  pre-pumpkin season, let me introduce you to some of my favorite “Healthier Ice-Cream Treats”. Please note that real ice cream may not be the healthiest food, but we know that I love everything in moderation, and making it yourself means all natural ingredients, and the ability to use lots of fresh, late summer fruit – or even vegetables.

So, grab your ice cream maker, because here are a few of my favorite frozen treats from around the web. And, you’re welcome!

 

Basil Cantaloupe Sorbet|Worth Cooking
Basil Cantaloupe Sorbet|Worth Cooking

 

Vegan Coconut Berry Swirl Ice Cream|Barbara Cooks
Vegan Coconut Berry Swirl Ice Cream|Barbara Cooks

 

Peach Sangria Popsicles|Annies Eats
Peach Sangria Popsicles|Annies Eats

 

Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Ice Cream|FoodieCrush
Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Ice Cream|FoodieCrush

 

Skinny Mango Chai Ice Cream|Craving Something Healthy
Skinny Mango Chai Ice Cream|Craving Something Healthy

 

Frozen Yogurt with Pineapple and Coconut|Food Faith Fitness
Frozen Yogurt with Pineapple and Coconut|Food Faith Fitness

 

Sweet Corn Ice Cream|Spoon Fork Bacon
Sweet Corn Ice Cream|Spoon Fork Bacon

 

Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet|My Kitchen Addiction
Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet|My Kitchen Addiction

 

Bluebarb Cheesecake Ice Cream|Craving Something Healthy
Bluebarb Cheesecake Ice Cream|Craving Something Healthy

 

Avocado Ice Cream|The Law Student’s Wife
Avocado Ice Cream|The Law Student’s Wife
Toasted Marshmallow Chocolate Popsicles
Toasted Marshmallow Chocolate Popsicles

 

 

What kinds of frozen treats are you enjoying for the end of summer?

Eat well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Anne!

    Love your healthier frozen treat post- especially because I’m a healthy foodie with a weakness for ice cream :). I thought you might be interested in learning about Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co., a health and allergy conscious frozen dessert and specialty food company based out of Union Square. Please let me know if our product tickles your fancy! We always love to spread the Soft Serve Fruit Love.

    Best,
    Katie D’Andrea
    Social Media Manager
    Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.

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