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13 Healthy Frozen Desserts to Buy to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

by Rebecca Strong & Carrie Havranek
March 5, 2024
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Any dietitian will tell you that there’s no reason you have to deprive yourself of a sweet treat now and then — the key is to keep nutritious choices on hand that can satisfy your cravings. Fortunately, your local supermarket is packed with a ton of healthy frozen desserts that aren’t loaded with added sugar, preservatives, and other questionable additives.

While perusing products in the frozen dessert aisle, the first thing you’ll want to check on nutritional labels is the sugar content — more specifically, the added sugar. Added sugar has no nutritional value, and too much of it can put you at risk for various diseases. That’s why the American Heart Association recommends taking in no more than 37.5 grams of added sugar a day for men, or 25 grams for women. (One teaspoon has 4 grams of sugar, so those recommendations translate to just under 10 teaspoons for men and a little over 6 teaspoons for women.)

With that in mind, here are some dietitian-recommended healthy frozen desserts — from protein-rich Greek yogurt bars to decadent dark chocolate-covered fruit.

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1. Goodpop Organic Freezer Pops

Goodpop Organic Freezer Pops

Dietitian Eva De Angelis says she often keeps these refreshing fruit pops on hand for several reasons: They’re organic, they’re made with 100% fruit juice, they contain no added sugar, and they’re free of common allergens.

Plus, they only have 6 to 8 grams of sugar and 40 calories per serving, and they come in three fun flavors.

Buy now: GoodPop Organic Freezer Pops

2. Alden’s Organic New School Orange Cream Ice Cream Bars

alden's organic ice cream

If creamsicles are your favorite treat, look no further for a healthier alternative. Dietitian Katherine Gomez says these organic ice cream bars are one of her favorite frozen desserts because they’re gluten free, just 90 calories per serving, and contain no artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or GMOs. They have 11 grams of sugar per serving.

Buy now: Alden’s Organic Fruit Cream Bar, New School Orange Cream

3. Diana’s Bananas Dark Chocolate Banana Halves

Diana's Bananas Dark Chocolate Banana Halves

Several dietitians named these chocolate-covered bananas as one of their favorite frozen desserts, and it’s easy to see why. They’re made with just three easy-to-recognize ingredients: bananas, chocolate, and peanut oil.

“You get the health benefits of fruit with the decadence of chocolate,” says Annie Bell, RD, director of nutrition programming at Atascosa Health Center.

Dietitian Grace Koeppen notes that these chocolate-dipped bananas are also gluten free, and made with no dairy. With 3 grams of fiber per serving, they’re surprisingly satiating, too.

Buy now: Diana’s Bananas Banana Halves, Real, Dark Chocolate

4. Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars

Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars

Dietitian Melissa Baker recommends these high-protein dessert bars because they contain 5 grams of protein. Because they’re made with real Greek yogurt, these bars also contain live and active cultures — and a hefty dose of bone-strengthening calcium. They have 9 grams of added sugar.

Yasso’s bars come in a wide range of crave-worthy flavors, including Birthday Cake, Mint Chip, Sea Salt Caramel, Fudge Brownie, and Cookies and Cream.

Buy now: Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars

5. So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Almond Milk Frozen Dessert Sandwich

So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Almond Milk Frozen Dessert Sandwich

If you’re dairy free, dietitian Francesca Alfano recommends giving these ice cream sandwiches a try, since they’re made with almond milk.

“They are also pre-portioned into 100-calorie servings and have only 8 grams of sugar, making them a nostalgic treat you can feel good about,” she adds.

No artificial flavors here; these are made with natural flavors and real vanilla extract. They’re also free of GMOs and trans fat.

Buy now: So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Almond Milk Frozen Dessert Sandwich

6. Sweet Nothings Spoonable Smoothies

Sweet Nothings Spoonable Smoothies

These fun frozen smoothies taste great and offer a fun way to get your vegetables in, too.

Koeppen also likes their squeezable smoothies because they’re made with just a few ingredients: real fruit, ground chia seeds, and veggies. There’s no added sugar, and they even pack a couple of grams of filling fiber to help keep hunger pangs at bay.

Plus, you can get 25% off your first order with a WellzyPerks membership.

Buy now: Sweet Nothings Spoonable Smoothies

7. Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars

Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars

“For those who prefer frozen yogurt over ice cream, these are a great low-calorie, low-sugar option,” says Koeppen. “They’re made with no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.”

One of the main reasons why these healthy frozen desserts are a go-to for Koeppen is that they contain live cultures to support a healthy gut. Plus, they also boast 5 grams of protein and 10% of your daily value for calcium.

Buy now: Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars, Frozen, Strawberry

8. SorBabes Sorbet Bars

SorBabes Sorbet Bars

If you struggle to find treats that accommodate your food allergies, SorBabes has you covered: These vegan bars are free of dairy, eggs, and gluten. Plus, they come in a number of delicious flavors, like Wild Berry, Mango Coconut, and Vanilla Caramel — each with an indulgent crunchy coating.

These have a slightly higher sugar content than other options on the list, with around 14 to 15 grams per serving. That said, Koeppen still likes them because they contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and they’re still lower in sugar than most traditional ice creams.

Buy now: SorBabes Best-Sellers 4-Pack

9. Tru Fru White & Dark Chocolate Frozen Whole Raspberries

Tru Fru White & Dark Chocolate Frozen Whole Raspberries

Dietitian Amy Davis recommends these healthy frozen desserts because they’re made with real fruit, contain no artificial colors or flavors, and are trans-fat free. The berries are frozen at peak ripeness and then immersed in rich white and dark chocolate.

While they taste super indulgent, these raspberry bites only have 6 grams of added sugar per serving.

Buy now: Tru Fru White & Dark Chocolate Frozen Whole Raspberries

10. Clio Snacks Greek Yogurt Mini-Bars

Clio Snacks Greek Yogurt Mini-Bars

“Because I live with type 1 diabetes, I try to find healthy desserts that contain a bit of protein and/or fiber and are lower in carbohydrates to help keep my blood sugars stable,” says Megan Warnke, RD.

These Greek yogurt bars fit the bill, with 4 grams of protein, just 6 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of added sugar per serving. Or get the “Less Sugar” versions with just 1 gram of sugar each.

“They’re the perfect sweet treat to fill you up while preventing a blood sugar spike,” adds Warnke.

As an added bonus, thanks to the yogurt base, these mini-bars also contain gut-friendly live and active cultures.

Buy now: Clio Snacks Vanilla Greek Yogurt Mini-Bars

11. Chloe’s Fruit Pops

Chloe's Fruit Pops

We love this brand for its super-simple approach to fruit popsicles: They’re just fruit, water, and cane sugar, which makes the flavor strikingly intense. Blueberry, raspberry, mango, lime, strawberry, chocolate, and coffee are flagship flavors and they’ve recently added a strawberry pop made with allulose and monk fruit.

Looking for something creamy (and chocolate-y)? Chloe’s also has nondairy pops made with oat milk. We love the Cookies and Cream and Raspberry Chip.

Buy It: Chloe’s Fruit Pops

12. Nubocha


Nubocha is dairy-free gelato made from just a few ingredients: premium nuts or cacao, pure spring water, and allulose, a low-calorie keto-friendly sugar substitute. The spare approach was borne out of the Italian heritage and chocolate-business background of the company’s founders.

There are five flavors in total, all vegan, keto-friendly, non-GMO, gluten free, and kosher certified. The best flavors, however, are chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate is especially airy and has a pleasantly bitter note that might surprise you; vanilla is a delightful blend of cashews and vanilla.

Buy It: Nubocha

13. Nick’s Swedish Ice Cream

Nick's Swedish Ice Cream

If you’re watching carbs but long for ice cream that tastes like ice cream, Nick’s is a great bet. This Swedish brand delivers a creative (and delicious) array of flavors. We sampled at least a half dozen (#journalism) and all are sweet and creamy with no sugar-alcohol aftertaste.

Buy It: Nick’s Swedish Ice Cream

Disclaimer: We only recommend products we seriously love and want to share. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which includes affiliate links.

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