Ready to scream for ice cream? How about sorbet? Popsicles maybe? Just because you’re committed to living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to ditch desserts. No matter what you have a hankering for, we’ve got 15 warm weather desserts to enjoy without a shred of guilt.
You have plenty of options for warm weather desserts that will treat your taste buds and keep you on track with weight loss goals. Summer is the ideal time to dive into desserts using fresh local produce—whole foods that aren’t processed with ingredients like refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, excess sodium, or preservatives. Check out this Farmers Market Guide to get the most out of local produce purchases.
As you enjoy these easy dessert recipes, remember to always check the recommended portion size listed in the nutritional information at the top of each recipe page. It can be tempting to overeat, especially when the recipes are as tasty as these. However, long-term weight loss success comes from making conscious decisions about what we’re eating. So stick to those portion sizes—and measure them out if necessary!
1. No-Bake Strawberry Mug Cakes
As tasty as a café treat—but healthier—warm weather desserts like this are the perfect way to end a busy day.
2. Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter & Banana Pops
Clean-eating desserts like this pop recipe are a fab way to indulge that sweet tooth without expanding that waistline.
3. Skinny Watermelon Sorbet
Love your body with a low-calorie homemade sorbet that’s ideal for summertime chillaxing.
4. Blackberry-Banana Ice Cream
Say “hello” to summer sweetness with this four-ingredient recipe—no ice cream maker required.
5. Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream
There’s no age limit on enjoying this comfort food dessert, which gets its creaminess from superfood Greek yogurt. No ice cream maker required.
6. Refreshing Lemon-Lime Popsicles
Enjoy happiness-on-a-stick with warm weather desserts like this popsicle recipe.
7. Skinny Strawberry Ice Cream
Avoid the fat and calories in regular ice cream, and whip up a batch of this creamy treat, which incorporates Greek yogurt. No ice cream maker required.
8. Chocolate-Cherry Almond Shake
Who needs an old-school drive-in when you can enjoy this healthed-up version of that milkshake classic?!
9. Raspberry-Peach Sorbet
With fresh fruit, honey, and more, clean-eating desserts like this sorbet recipe are a delish way to top off the day.
10. Frozen Yogurt with Fresh Fruit Salad and Mint
Store-bought frozen yogurt is the foundation for easy dessert recipes like this one. It preps in no time, making it a great go-to for last-minute get-togethers.
11. Cantaloupe Granita
Indulge in a taste of the Italian countryside with this recipe, which you can make with or without an ice cream machine.
12. Coconut-Banana Cream Pudding
Tropical flavors make warm weather desserts like this pudding a delish menu option for any summer meal.
13. Pina Colada Pops
This four-ingredient dessert recipe is a breeze to mix, plus it offers the superfood power of pineapple and banana.
14. No-Bake Lemon Berry Cups
Give up on guilt with clean eating desserts like this yummy dish.
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