Whether you're looking to cool down on a hot summer day or searching for healthy summer dessert recipes to serve after a barbecue, we've got plenty of icy inspiration for you below.


Check out our healthy ice creams made with clever ingredients such as frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, banana and avocado. You can satisfy your cravings in minutes with these quick, better-for-you ice creams.

Next, check out our heatwave recipes, what to eat and drink in a heatwave and how to keep cool in a heatwave. You can also find healthy summer recipes and read our review of the best ice cream makers to buy.

Healthy banana & peanut butter ice cream

Blitz ripe bananas with dark chocolate, almond milk, peanut butter and cinnamon, then freeze for an hour. The results are sweet, creamy and surprisingly low in fat. Serve after a summer dinner party or barbecue.

Next up, try our vegan chocolate ice cream.

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Healthy banana & peanut butter ice cream in a pink bowl

Instant frozen berry yogurt

Three ingredients and 2 minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie frozen yogurt – it's a quick summer dessert when you need something sweet, fast. We've used Greek yogurt here to add extra tang.

For another fruity treat, try our healthy watermelon ice lollies.

Healthy frozen berry yogurt

Frozen tropical fruit yogurt

This genius Tom Kerridge recipe is a clever time-saving idea: frozen tropical fruit instantly freezes the yogurt when blended together, resulting in a super-creamy soft-serve scoop.

If tropical flavours are your thing, give our refreshing vegan coconut ice cream a go, too.

Frozen tropical fruit yogurt with mango chunks and passionfruit

Strawberry frozen yogurt

Our easy strawberry frozen yogurt is intensely fruity and creamy, perfect for a sweet summer treat. Light condensed milk is what gives it that decadent dessert feel, yet it's still healthier than shop-bought.

You'll also love our keto vanilla ice cream made with a can of coconut milk.

Frozen strawberry yogurt in a tub with a scoop taken

Avocado & strawberry ices

Replace dairy ingredients with creamy avocado to make these delicious ices sweetened with vanilla and maple syrup. It might sound unusual, but a splash of balsamic vinegar enhances the flavour of strawberries. Enjoy in the sun for an afternoon treat.

Have a look at our vegan strawberry & lemon sorbet, bursting with fruitiness.

Avocado & strawberry ices in green ramekins

Want more like this? Try:

Ice cream maker recipes and tips
Vegan ice cream ideas
Heatwave: our top recipes and tips
Our best ever ice lolly recipes


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