The change in seasons calls for long, hot days for us here in California, and I was thinking what better way to make it through Summer than with some delicious, healthy desserts to cool you off?
The girls at Team Betty Rocker and I had a blast looking up (and trying) some of these amazing recipes from great blogs around the interweb 🙂 – we hope you get some awesome ideas!
All of the recipes are made with whole food ingredients, and we’ve included the spectrum of gluten-free, dairy-free, some vegan and paleo friendly options.
Let us know which ones you’re going to try – and share your photos if you do make some!
Peppermint Chip Nice Cream
Peppermint Chip Nice Cream from The Betty Rocker
This is the perfect summer treat on a hot day! This nice cream is delicious, easy to make and you can modify it to any flavor you like! Plus it’s gluten free, dairy free and full of nutrient dense ingredients like spinach, bananas and peppermint.
Healthy Ice Cream Sandwhiches
Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches from Fork and Beans
Who doesn’t love Ice Cream Sandwiches on a hot summer day? Not only are these delicious but they are full of healthy ingredients and provide you with protein to power through the long hot days ahead. These are the perfect healthy treat and just so happen to be gluten, egg and dairy free.
5-Ingredient Vegan Magical Fudgesicles
5-Ingredient Vegan Magical Fudgesicles from My New Roots
These fudgesicles are indeed magical! With only five ingredients they are easy to make and so decadent you feel like you are doing something wrong. They are made with whole food ingredients and are gluten and dairy free. The cashews give you the heart healthy fats you need while the cacao gives you a natural energy boost. Together they are the perfect combination for the hot summer days ahead.
Rhubarb Strawberry Chia Pudding
Rhubarb Strawberry Chia Pudding from The Year In Food
If rhubarb and strawberries don’t remind you of summer then I don’t know what will. This is a delicious new take on rhubarb strawberry pie that is healthy and easy to make. The chia seeds offer an amazing nutritional punch and are filled with fiber and antioxidants. This is an amazing recipe that is not only delicious but also promotes healthy bacteria in the gut.
Strawberry Creme Truffles
Strawberry Creme Truffles from My Whole Food Life
I love these truffles because they are simple to make and can be stored in the fridge or freezer. They are the perfect grab and go treat on a hot day! They are paleo friendly, vegan and gluten and dairy free which also makes them a great treat to bring to any summer gathering.
Paleo Peach Pie
Paleo Peach Pie from The Betty Rocker
I love this recipe because it is easy to make and has very few ingredients. Peaches are the perfect summer fruit and this pie is great for any social gathering!
Raw Chocolate Pistachio Gelato
This gelato is deliciously creamy and indulgent. It is another five ingredient recipe that is simple to make and full of healthy fats. Vegan, gluten and dairy free-this is another amazing dessert recipe to have in your back pocket.
*This article was published in 2016, looks like since then this blogger has put their recipes behind a membership wall. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Blueberry Cashew Bars
Blueberry Cashew Bars from The Lean Green Bean
I love these bars because they are simple to make and filled with awesome ingredients. Blueberries provide antioxidants while the almonds and cashews give you the healthy fats you need. These are the perfect frozen treat for an any-time occasion.
Banana Split Smoothie
Banana Split Smoothie from The Minimalist Baker
There are no words to describe how incredible this smoothie is. It is rich, creamy and everything you want in a dessert while being gluten and dairy free. It is the new twist on a banana split and perfect for hot summer days.
Raspberry Coconut Chia Ice Pops
Raspberry Coconut Chia Ice Pops from Running to the Kitchen
I love these ice pops because they are the perfect summer treat. Not only are these made with three healthy ingredients such as chia seeds and raspberries but they satisfy that popsicle craving!
No-Churn Blackberry Coconut Ice Cream
No-Churn Blackberry Coconut Ice Cream from Food Heaven Made Easy
With only three ingredients you have no excuse not to make this ice cream! It is the perfect quick treat for a beautiful sunny day. Gluten and diary free, vegan and paleo friendly.
Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Soft Serve Popsicles
Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Soft Serve Popsicles from Oh She Glows
These popsicles are so good you may have trouble not eating the mix straight out of the bowl. They are gluten and dairy free and filled with protein and healthy fats. These popsicles may not be beautiful to look at but they are unbelievable on your taste buds.
Eating dessert should never be something you feel guilty about – especially when you’re choosing whole foods and eating in balance!
For plans that make it ok to enjoy dessert, and give you structure AND balance, check out my Eating Guides and Meal Plans!