Frozen Desserts for Weight Loss

Nothing makes you feel like a kid again quite like a frozen treat on a hot summer day.

Frozen Desserts for Weight Loss

Frozen Desserts for Weight Loss

Nothing makes you feel like a kid again quite like a frozen treat on a hot summer day.

And if you pick the right box from the freezer aisle, an icy dessert can also satisfy your craving for something sweet and refreshing without derailing your hard-earned weight loss success. But reading nutrition labels in the freezer aisle can get, well, cold. For this reason, many people just grab a box and go—big mistake! Frozen treats are often thought of as the “healthy” alternative to ice cream, but the truth is some are just as bad as the indulgent pints you’re trying to avoid.

To help you stay trim (and freezer burn-free) this season, we’ve scoured grocery shelves in search of the best icy treats for your waistline. Whether you’re looking for something chocolaty, fruity or creamy, our picks are sure to please.

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Nestlé Drumstick Lil’ Drums Vanilla with Chocolatey Swirls, 1 cone

Calories 110
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Carbs 16 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 1 g

Nestlé combines a crunchy cone with creamy ice cream, nuts and a sweet hit of chocolate to create one of the tastiest low-cal frozen desserts of all time. The slight saltiness from the nuts makes the rest of the cone taste sweeter–without an out-of-control sugar count in tow. Its diet-friendly portion size makes for the perfect after-dinner indulgence.

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GoodPop Banana Cinnamon, 1 pop

Calories 110
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Carbs 15 g
Sugar 13 g
Protein 1 g

Skim milk, banana puree, cream and ground cinnamon. These are the ingredients that star in this unique GoodPop flavor that’s really good—addictive even. Fair warning: It doesn’t taste exactly like a banana. Its flavor profile is closer to the milk you’ll find on the bottom of a Cinnamon Toast Crunch bowl, which we think is even better.

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Diana’s Bananas Banana Babies Dark Chocolate, 1 piece

Calories 130
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Carbs 18 g
Sugar 14 g
Protein 2 g

Diana combines bananas, a fruit that’s rich in bloat-busting potassium, with chocolate and peanut oil to create her crowd-pleasing dessert. You’d be hard pressed to find a dairy-free frozen treat with a simpler recipe.

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Outshine Coconut Waters with Pineapple, 1 bar

Calories 60
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 15 g
Sugar 14 g
Protein 0 g

With just one lick of these coconut pineapple bars and you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a tropical island. The combination of icy coconut water and sweet pineapple chunks manages to be satisfying and hydrating without overloading your evening with calories or sugar.

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Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Bar, 1 bar

Calories 80
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 15 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 6 g

The first two ingredients listed on the nutrition panel of this chocolaty treat are nonfat milk and Greek yogurt, which explains its potent protein punch. The more protein your dessert carries, the more filling it is, which can keep cravings for more sinful desserts at bay.

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So Delicious Minis Vanilla Soymilk Sandwiches, 1 sandwich

Calories 90
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Carbs 17 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 2 g

Image what a frozen Oreo might taste like. Good, right? That’s what you can expect from this creamy, soy milk-based sandwich. Low in sugar, fat and overall calories, these minis are a smart pick even if you’re not lactose intolerant.

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Dole Strawberry Dippers, 1 pack

Calories 60
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Carbs 6 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein <1 g

If you love chocolate-covered strawberries, you’re going to love this frozen, portion-controlled spin on the classic dessert. You really can’t beat a low-cal frozen treat that only carries 4 grams of sugar—and few other desserts can make the same claim. And for those of you who have a serious sweet tooth but are looking to slim down, we found 15 low-sugar snacks you’ll love.

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Brewla Bars Tropical Fruits + White Tea, 1 pop

Calories 30
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbs 8 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 0 g

Tea lovers, rejoice: There’s now a way to enjoy your favorite beverage in popsicle form! Next time you head to the beach, be sure to throw these all-natural, bikini-friendly bars in your cooler. In addition to carrying a trio of tropical fruits and white tea–one of the best teas for weight loss–they also provide a hit of electrolytes, so enjoying this frozen treat can actually keep dehydration at bay.

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Snickers Minis Ice Cream Bar, 1 bar

Calories 90
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Carbs 9 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 2 g

Makers say that “Snickers satisfies,” and we can’t deny these frozen minis live up to the claim. And as decadent as they may seem, the ooey-gooey combination of peanuts, caramel, chocolate and ice cream falls pretty low on the calorie and sugar spectrum. In fact, by choosing the ice-cream version over a fun-size of this classic candy bar, you’ll slash 70 calories and half the sugar off your indulgence.

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Enlightened Coffee Bars, 1 bar

Calories 70
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Carbs 14 g
Sugar 3 g
Protein 8 g

These slightly sweet, java-flavored bars do more than just fulfill your hankering for dessert. Thanks to their satiating fiber and protein content, they actually fill you up, keeping diet-derailing energy dips at bay and preserving lean muscle mass as you lose weight.

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