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10 Freezer Treats under 100 Calories

Cool Off and Slim Down!

When temperatures start to rise, that ice cream shop or frozen yogurt stand can seem mighty tempting. But you can save calories (and money!) by making your own frozen treats at home. Cool off with one of these 10 delicious desserts that won't blow your meal plan for the day.

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Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
These pint-size morsels taste decadent enough to satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth in just one bite.

Frozen Peanut Butter Cups
With just three ingredients and five minutes of prep time, this recipe is sure to become a dessert staple in your house.

Summer Frozen Fruit Bars
Try cooling off with one of these pops made with real fruit.

Cherry Salad Freeze
This dessert gives you all the flavor of a cherry pie without the insane amounts of calories from the crust!  

Berry Banana Frozen Tartlets
Cool and creamy, these little bites would be perfect for a summer party.

Frozen Peanut Butter Fluff
This luscious treat is a must for peanut butter lovers!

4-Ingredient Strawberry  Fro-Yo
This simple recipe contains wholesome ingredients you can feel good about eating any time of the day.

Mini Key Lime Pies
Transport yourself to the Florida Keys with these tangy treats.

Rootbeer Freeze
Enjoy the taste of a rootbeer float without the high calorie count.

Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches
Skip  the fattening ice cream sandwiches from the ice cream truck and reach for one of these instead.

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  • Place whole fruit in a blender (i.e. cantaloupe or watermelon) and blending until it is a liquid. Next, pour the liquid fruit into a popsicle mold and freeze. Best popscicle I've ever eaten.
  • One frozen banana, 1 TBS cocoa, 1TBS peanut butter... food processor... YUM! Make sure to freeze the banana in pieces.
  • Peel a banana, chop into chunks, and freeze for 24 hours. Put it in your blender or food processor and a minute later you have banana "ice cream". No added anything, no artificial additives, no additional sweetener needed.
  • Make a smoothie and then freeze it. You have a couple really delicious frozen yogurt pops!

    1 whole "large" banana
    6 Large/extra large strawberries
    2/3 Cup of Yoplait 100 Vanilla (do not substitute for plain!) Greek Yogurt
    8OZ/1 cup of Skim or Fat Free Milk

    blend well.

    Recipe is 360 Calories. Divide that by how many (EVENLY divided!) pops you make for calories per pop. Should divide evenly six times depending on size of your Popsicle tray.

    Each Pop is around 60 calories if divided 6 times :)

    Very tasty!

    Pour into your own "Popsicle" tray. Place Popsicle sticks in the middle... Freeze it. Then Eat it!
    Yum! I can't wait to try these!
    I eat frozen grapes or frozen peeled banana for treats.
  • Some good ideas. Though I agree many are just based on smaller portions. If I could stop at just one I wouldn't need to b here!!

    Keep in mind spark uses stock photos. You cannot use the pics to determine ingredients or portion etc as they are not of the actual items. I agree that they often need to do a better job selecting an appropriate image as it can be misleading.
    My idea of something ice cold for the summer is frozen yogurt. I just put a pot of yogurt into the freezer and eat it cold whenever I want. It is both nutritious and tasty and nothing like any of the above.
  • Not only do I not want to see Cool Whip listed, I'd like more ideas for dairy free recipes.
    I will try the cherries, pineapple mixed with tofu and see how that is. And I think we can all figure out how to freeze fruit juice with real fruit into popsicles - the rest are based on itsy bitsy portions. id rather have the real thing and eat less of it and less often.
  • IMO the photo that "advertises" the recipe, should be of the recipe as stated. Don't be showing an "ice cream sandwich" made with graham crackers, where the photo clearly shows chocolate on it-- but there is no chocolate included in the recipe or the calorie count. Sort of like deceptive advertising. Bait & switch. The peanut butter cup recipe is the same-- photo shows a chocolate coating over the whole cup and yet the recipe is just a little bit of chocolate syrup on the top. I don't reckon there's any rule or anything, but it always seemed to me that the standard for cookbooks etc was to photo the recipe as stated. If someone wanted to add/ subtract/ modify or whatever... then that would be an additional photo (ie, see Allrecipes. com and user submitted photos).

    It's deceptive, and I don't think that's right. If the recipe as stated doesn't look "good enough" to entice people to try it..... then go back and make a better recipe.

    I have no opinion about the Cool Whip etc. If I don't want to use those types of things, I'll plug in real whipping cream in the Nutrition Tracker and see how that changes the calories etc. Some people use those things and some don't-- it's a personal choice. I didn't look at all the recipes but they appear (at least for the most part) to be user-submitted; those users chose to reduce the calories with Cool Whip or whatever.
    I agree with Spinner, I am not up for eating lab created food. I make my own whipped topping. It is very easy and you know the ingredients. If you have never made it put a mixer bowl in the freezer ( not many people do that but it is key) and on high beat heavy whipping cream,splenda 1 tblsp. and some vanilla.
    I agree with ratcreature. I see so many recipes that look good, but when I see the ingredient list there is "whipped topping" , aka Cool Whip. Does anyone besides me have trouble eating that, aside from the fact that it is not real food? Every time I try it I have digestive issues.
  • I'm with Misjosie, the pictures are nowhere close to what the recipe is for. I made the peanut butter cups and they are absolutely nothing like the picture. And the picture that goes with the peanut butter fluff recipe is clearly a cupcake... why would you do that spark people?
    I agree with the commenter above about the artificial ingredients. What even is "fat free whipped topping" for example? An artificial whipped cream replacement I assume? I'm not from the US and have never seen anything like that sold here. Even putting the health aspects aside, it's just hard to follow recipes that are mostly from highly processed, or even brand-name stuff, when none of that is sold everywhere and it's hard to guess whether the regular food ingredient it may be vaguely based on would even behave like that stuff, like for example does this "whipped topping" behave like whipped cream when frozen so you could use the natural things (with different calories/nutritio
    n of course), the recipes don't say. I think featured recipes should be more accessible and not rely on such specific products.

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Melinda has a bachelorís degree in health promotion and education and is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. Before working as an editor for SparkPeople, she developed and taught health programs for several non-profit organizations. She enjoys writing, interval training, yoga, and cooking with friends.

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