Beat the Heat with Icy Treats
Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are disease-fighting foods- high in antioxidants and fiber, low in fat. Even picky eaters will love these cool, icy, and vibrant red treats.
Spicy Mango Granita
A sprinkle of red pepper adds a kick to this sweet frozen fruit dessert.
Watermelon, Tequila and Lime Granita
Five ingredients are all you need to prepare this cool dessert. Watermelon, tequila, and lime get along so well together in this boozy granita.
Fresh Orange Sorbet
This milk-free frozen treat is refreshing and easy to make. Fresh oranges are high in vitamin C, which helps improve the body's defense system against disease-causing free radicals.
Orange rind, orange juice, sweet cherries, and merlot are sweetened with a simple syrup and then frozen to make the refreshing summer stable. Keep a batch in your freezer and scrape off some of the flavored ice whenever you need a cool treat.
Spiked Peach Limeade Granita
If you prefer to serve this fruit, frozen dessert as a beverage, skip the freezing and scraping steps.
Only 3 ingredients needed for this company-friendly after-dinner treat. Fresh lemon zest and juice offer a tart flavor that pairs well with the sugar and fresh mint. This summery make-ahead dessert offers a healthy dose of antioxidants from the lemons and basil.
Frozen Iced Tea
Tea is rich in polyphenols– nutrients that help protect cells against cancer and heart disease. This frozen-version of a Southern classic tastes great and promotes good health.
Basil Plum Granita
Although complex black plums, with their winey flavor, taste and look spectacular in this refreshing granita, you can use most any variety.
Featuring fresh, summertime watermelon, the only other ingredients you need to complete this simple and stunning dessert is sugar, lime rind, watermelon, and lime juice.
Latin American fresh fruit popsicles are a great alternative to sugar-filled popsicles. Combining nutrient-rich fruit with water or milk is a great snack on a hot sunny day.
Minted Watermelon and Lemon Ice Pops
Boasting just 82 calories and a boatload of vitamin C, these double-decker popsicles feature a sweet-tart lemon layer topped with a minty watermelon layer. If you prefer one flavor over the other, double the amount of ingredients required for each layer and make single flavored pops.
Turn your favorite festive drink into a frozen dessert by freezing the margarita contents for 8 hours then processing in the blender. Serve with a sugared rim to capitalize on the sweet flavor.
Glitzy and glamorous, granitas are prized for their slushy crystalline texture and ease of preparation. Richly-colored strawberries add antioxidants and vitamin C to this refreshing dessert.
Cantaloupe and Lime Slushy
Just four ingredients give you this frozen treat, which is just as delicious whether you eat it with a spoon or a straw.
For this vibrant sorbet, use the freshest raspberries you can get your hands on. Farmers' market berries are especially tasty this time of year.
Minted Watermelon Granita
Cool down with this refreshing frozen treat that has only 98 calories and 0.7 grams of fat per serving.