10 Frozen Sweet Treats
There’s nothing better than an ice cold treat on a hot day. We can’t predict the Great British weather, but we can stock the freezer with all of our favourite slimming-friendly frozen sweet treats! With a freezer full of goodies, you’ll always be prepared for days when the sun is shining.
Shop-bought lollies and ice creams can often be full of sugar and preservatives (not to mention high in calories!) so we much prefer to make our own at home! Our freezer-friendly recipes are easier to make than you might expect, as well as low in calories and every bit as tasty as the frozen treats you’ll find at the supermarket.
The only tricky bit is deciding which of these to make first…
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Pimms Lolly Ice
What’s better than a glass of Pimms in the sunshine? A Pimms Lolly Ice of course! This is a boozy, fruity frozen delight. Light and refreshing, a little bit of fresh mint and a splash of ginger ale really brings all the flavours to life.
At just 43 calories each, these grown-up ice lollies are not to be missed! Made with fresh fruit and cucumber, these really look the part – serve them at your next barbecue or garden party to cool your guests down on a hot day.
If you’re going to make your own ice lollies at home, you’ll need a lolly mould. A silicone mould like this one will come in handy all summer long!
Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yoghurt
If it’s too hot for pudding, we’ve got you covered with our creamy, indulgent-tasting Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yoghurt. Strawberries and cream is the ultimate summertime combo – but what if we told you that you could have all those flavours without all the calories?
Forget about double cream, this recipe uses a far lighter mixture of fat free Greek yoghurt and extra light cream cheese to recreate the tempting flavour of a real cheesecake. Swirled with strawberry sauce and sprinkled with biscuit, you’ll want to have your spoons ready for this to come out of the freezer!
This recipe uses fresh strawberries to make the fruity sauce. You’ll need a blender to whizz them into the perfect puree.
Mango and Raspberry Ice Cream
We love a simple recipe, and dishes don’t come much easier than this refreshing Mango and Raspberry Ice Cream. All you need is 4 ingredients, 10 minutes to prep and enough room in the freezer to store your batch.
You’ll want to use really ripe bananas – the more spotted the skin, the better, as they’ll add a lovely sweetness. Using frozen mango chunks and raspberries saves so much time and effort; there’s no need to peel or chop. Blend the mango and bananas together to make an ice cream that’s silky smooth and creamy, and delicious served with the sweetened raspberry sauce.
Strawberry and Peach Ice Lollies
When you’re on a slimming journey, it’s easy to think you might have to miss out on sweet treats. At less than 10 calories each, these Strawberry and Peach Ice Lollies prove that you can enjoy a delicious, refreshing snack at any time!
These frozen treats are made using frozen strawberries, which isn’t just convenient, it’s often more budget-friendly too. Naturally sweet, these lollies skip all the added sugar that you find in shop-bought versions, so you can sit out in the sunshine and enjoy the juicy taste without worrying about any hidden nasties.
This recipe can only be found in our second cookbook, Everyday Light. It’s just one of 100 delicious recipes in the book, all under 400 calories!
Biscoff Swirl Ice Cream
Fancy something extra-special for dessert tonight? Once you’ve tried this Biscoff Swirl Ice Cream you’ll want to make sure that you have a batch of it stored away in the freezer at all times. Despite how decadent this dish looks, you need just 3 ingredients to make it, and each portion is only 214 calories.
This ice cream turns out seriously creamy, with a lovely crunch from crumbled up Biscoff biscuits. Serve it on its own, or add a scoop to a warm dessert like these Biscoff Lava Cakes.
Invest in some freezer safe containers so that you can always have your favourite homemade ice cream stocked up for sunny days.
If you’re in the mood for a drink, rather than a snack, this icy tipple is just the ticket. Our Strawberry Daiquiri is a slushie-style alcoholic beverage that’s made using a frozen mixture of blended strawberries, rum and lime juice.
When the mixture is ready, spoon the slush into your glass and top it up with pink lemonade. It’s as simple as that! All you need to do is hope for some sunshine so you can sit out and sip this in the garden.
This cocktail really looks the part when you serve it in a martini glass like one of these. Don’t forget the cocktail umbrella!
Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate and peanut butter is always a winning combination in our house. If it’s your idea of a dreamy dessert too, you seriously need to try our recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream. It might not sound slimming-friendly, but we’ve made a few sneaky Pinch of Nom swaps to keep the calories nice and low.
The secret to really creamy, sweet ice cream is using very ripe bananas. In fact, this is the perfect way to use up any old bananas that are a little bit past their best. Swirled with peanut butter and chocolate chips, a scoop of this will put a smile on anybody’s face!
Birthday Cake Ice Pops
Who else thinks birthday cake is too good to save for special occasions? These Birthday Cake Ice Pops are fruity and fun, not to mention low in calories! The ice pops themselves are made from a sweet, creamy mixture of skimmed milk and strawberry custard. To really ramp up the flavour, we’ve blended in some fresh strawberries before popping the lollies into the freezer.
The birthday cake twist comes from the finishing touches – a drizzle of melted chocolate, some crumbled up cake and a sprinkle of hundreds and thousands.
Biscoff Cookie Milkshake
Put your tub of low-calorie salted caramel ice cream to good use and make yourself this Biscoff Cookie Milkshake. Thick and creamy, this is a proper dessert in a glass! Despite being so decadent-tasting, it’s just 225 calories and can be whipped up in only 5 minutes.
Topped with a swirl of aerosol cream and a crumble of caramelised Biscoff biscuits, this milkshake is a real treat whether you enjoy it after your meal or serve it American-style with a burger and some Homemade Oven Chips.
Serve your milkshake over ice, in a tall glass like one of these from Amazon.
Blueberry, Gin and Banana Ice Cream
As soon as you see the sun peeking through, you’ll want to grab a spoon and a bowl for some of this Blueberry, Gin and Banana Ice Cream. It’s sweet and refreshing, with just the right amount of gin to give it a boozy, grown-up kick.
It’s super speedy to make, with just 10 minutes of prep needed before you can pop it in the freezer. For 98 calories per serving, we can’t think of a better treat to enjoy while sitting in the sunshine!
This recipe can be found in our Quick & Easy cookbook, along with 99 other tasty recipes that are on the table in next to no time!
What are your favourite frozen sweet treats?
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