3 Desserts This Registered Dietitian Keeps in Her Freezer All Summer Long

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I have vivid memories of 10-year-old me holding a waffle cone with scoops of ice cream or a brightly colored Popsicle after a long-yet-exhilarating beach day. I’d race against the warm sun to finish the scoops or the icy pop before they melted all over my hands. They were equally as fun and refreshing as they were messy. Sometimes I’d opt for a cup, which made things slightly less complicated and just as delicious. 

These days, I think beyond the nostalgia of those snacks when I’m shopping for frozen finds. As a registered dietitian, I’m looking for scoops, bars, pints, and pops that are packed with flavor and quality ingredients — without artificial colors or corn syrup. I’m happy to report I’ve found several and they’re just as satisfying as the frozen items many of us grew up with. Here are the three I’ll be stocking in my freezer all summer long.

1. Chloe’s Cookies and Cream Oatmilk Pops

Chloe’s Cookies and Cream Oatmilk Pops are made with quality ingredients and are totally dairy-free, which makes for easy entertaining — especially if you or your guests are avoiding dairy milk. These rich and creamy pops are also free from anything artificial. They’re great on their own and fun to stir into an iced coffee for some additional sweetness. You must try it!

2. KIND Frozen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt & Nut Bars

Dark chocolate, almonds, and nut butter neatly packaged in a frozen bar? Sign me up! These plant-based bars contain 7 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. They’re more filling than the typical frozen bar and just as satisfying. (I like to eat one after lunch as a midday snack.) Bonus: Some of the some ingredients, like almonds, are natural sources of antioxidants.

3. Halo Top Mango Fruit Sorbet

Made with juicy, ripe mango and mango juice, Halo Top Mango Sorbet is a light, vibrant snack that just screams summertime. This sorbet is certified vegan and gluten-free and provides 55% less sugar per serving than leading fruit sorbet options. On a warm summer day, having a scoop of this mango sorbet, poolside, under an umbrella certainly hits the spot. 

What frozen desserts are you buying this summer!

Lauren Manaker


Lauren Manaker is an award-winning registered dietitian, book author, and freelance writer based in Charleston, South Carolina. She has an abnormal love for sparkling water and enjoys digging into the latest healthy food trends.

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