If you’re someone who enjoys frozen treats on the regular, you’re probably looking for a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream. Look no further, because we have you covered.

These 6 ice cream alternatives will cool you down and curb some major cravings without all of the added calories!

Banana popsicles

Frozen bananas have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also packed with potassium and anti-oxidants.

To make this sweet treat start by peeling your bananas before cutting them in half. Push popsicle sticks into the thick end of the banana, then place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and pop them in the freezer for 30-minutes.

While the bananas are freezing, melt some chocolate and prep some other toppings (nuts, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.). Once the bananas are frozen, dip them into the chocolate and sprinkle on your desired toppings before popping them back in the freezer for 30-minutes.

Greek yogurt popsicles

There are many ways to make a Greek yoghurt popsicle, so there’s truly something for everyone. Some people enjoy adding thinly sliced pieces of fruit and a bit of granola to their yoghurt pop, while others prefer a smoother popsicle with just a bit of honey for added taste.

If you don’t have a popsicle mould, you can use a single-serve yoghurt container. Remove the plastic wrapper lid and stick a popsicle stick into the yoghurt container before popping the container into the freezer for 3 to 5 hours. To get the popsicle cleanly out of the container, you can run it under warm water until the container loosens.

Juice popsicles

If you’re a fan of the more traditional fruit popsicle, you’ll definitely want to try to make your own.

The most reliable juices for popsicles are usually orange, lemon, guava, grape or apple as they tend to melt slower. Adding some acidity into the mix, like lime or lemon juice, can help reduce the overall icy texture of the popsicle. Depending on the ingredients, freeze time can range from four to six hours, but overnight is always the safest bet.

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious popsicle recipe, click here.

Frozen fruit cups

Frozen fruit cups are perfect for the fruit salad lovers out there. You can use any fruit you desire; the most common are strawberries, bananas, kiwis, blueberries, pineapple and mandarin oranges.

Mix your diced fruit in a large bowl with your favourite fruit juice—pick one that compliments the other fruit flavours. Fill single-serving Tupperware containers with a couple of scoops of the fruit and juice mixture before popping the containers in the freezer overnight.

Shave ice

Fruit-flavoured shave ice is a popular and easy alternative to traditional snow cones. These delicious treats are great for summer BBQs and children’s birthday parties.

For a quick and easy recipe for watermelon shave ice, click here.

Chocolate banana ‘ice cream’

If you’re looking for a creamier alternative to traditional ice cream without all of the sugar and dairy, then you’re going to love this chocolate banana ‘ice cream.’ Not only are bananas nutritious, but they also pair well with chocolate and nut butter, so you’re getting the best of both worlds.

For a delicious and simple chocolate banana ice cream recipe, click here.