Fireworks are going to be lighting up the sky, kids are going to be chasing after lightening bugs, grills are going to be fired up and friends and family are going to be gathering. The Fourth of July is always a wonderful time to get together with family and friends.
One of my favorite summer time treats was my Grandpa Stanley’s homemade vanilla ice cream. Another was my mom’s popsicles. It’s nice to cool down with a bowl of ice cream or a popsicle.
Here are some healthier treats that you can eat and share that will not leave you missing their unhealthy counterparts.
Ice Cream and Sorbets
Cookie Dough Ice Cream: A fun twist on the original that is gluten free.
Rainbow Sorbet: This sorbet gets it’s vibrtant colors and sweetnes from fruit
Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Magic Shell: sure to please your craving for chcocolate minus the dairy. Plus who does’t love magic shell? This one is actualy good for you!
Fig Sorbet: Have extra figs growing on your tree? Try this dairy free treat.
Raw Vanilla Ice Cream: Does it get any better than this?
Cherry Chococlate Chunk Ice Cream: My take on Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. If you ask my dad, it’s even better. 🙂
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: My all time favorite.
Lemon Nana Sorbet: A very light and tangy treat!
Peach Chamomile Popsicles: My new favorite!
Fudgesicles: Very chocolaty and dairy free.
Frothy Raw Chococlate Milk: Ready in minutes and oh so good for you!
Coconut Frappacino: Another delightful dairy free treat.
Lemonade: Lightly sweetened with raw honey.
Creamy Necterine Smoothy: Perfect way to use those necterine that are falling off the trees.
Want more ice cream inspiration?
Just Making Ice Cream is a wonderful book full of many new and exciting flavors. The author Mare knows how to blend sweet and savory in her 70 plus recipes. There isn’t one that I’ve tried that I haven’t liked. The book is pack with delicious treats and info. She has you drooling from the first page. Even better, all the ingredients are fresh, flavorful and nourishing. Mare and her family are very near and dear to my heart; all purchases of this e-book go straight into their ministry in Honduras. You won’t regret buying this book!