by Tracey Shaffer, RDN, LD
July is National Ice Cream Month. Kids of all ages love ice cream! After all, what’s not to love? It’s creamy, sweet and delicious. Ice cream is a favorite summertime treat. We know it may contain extra calories from fat and sugar so we want to watch portions for good health and to be able to fit into our summer wardrobe!
One strategy is to try a healthier version. The frozen section at the grocery store is filled with low-sugar, vegan or low-fat options, but if none of those please your palate, try making your own healthier version.
By using fruit, dairy alternatives or other delicious good-for-you ingredients, you can whip up a delicious summer treat without all of the fat and calories in traditional ice cream.
Here is a fabulous frozen ice-cream alternative recipe with a healthy twist for you to enjoy this summer. Who says you can’t have your dessert and eat it, too?