The summer has unofficially begun. Some parts of the country are already hot, experiencing temperatures in the 90s. While we all long for summer in the winter, very few of us wish for this much heat! It’s vital to remain hydrated and cool. Going from cool weather to hot in a short period can make you feel exhausted and out of sorts.
That’s why we are looking at cooling treats this week. Sweet things can be enjoyed in moderation as long as you make a plan. Homemade treats are wonderful because cooking is an enjoyable activity and allows you to know exactly what went into a dish. These recipes are not necessarily healthy and are definitely treats as opposed to staple recipes. But, they are low-carb and can be eaten in moderation!
This is what happens when you merge whipped cream and ice cream. You have delicious frozen puffs of chocolate that are almost like a frozen mousse. The recipe calls for a piping bag, but if you don’t have one, just cut off the bottom corner of a zip lock bag instead. Or you can freeze it in blobs that, while less aesthetically pleasing, will be just as tasty! The recipe yields 12 servings, each of which is around 70 calories with 1.5 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.
Explaining a frozen cream cheese bite to someone who hasn’t tried them is difficult. They are creamy and delicious, and their texture is nothing like ice cream or a frozen bonbon. The bites are more like a frozen cheesecake that hasn’t thawed but softer. We’re huge fans of these tasty frozen treats, but it’s essential to pay attention to serving size. The recipe yields 24 treats, and it is easy to pop more than a few. They store well in the freezer and can easily be kept as a nice dessert for a month! One bite has 76 calories and 2.8 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
If you’re a fan of Christmas bark, be prepared to fall in love with the summer version! It melts in your mouth, but also in your fridge — this is a dessert that must be kept frozen to enjoy on hot days! You can break it like regular chocolate bark or slice it. But, it must be frozen. We love this because, as easy as it is to make, it feels like something fancy you would have to go to a specialty store to get! One-twelfth of the recipe is 117 calories and seven grams of carbs. We think it is 100 percent worth it. Get the recipe.
This is a sweet treat that tastes like something your grandmother would have made and that you would have enjoyed on a porch during your childhood! It’s as easy as mixing, freezing and slicing. It will leave you delighted and will become a favorite because it’s so cooling and straightforward! The fruit and cream taste just like summer should! A slice has 89 calories and 11.7 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We hope these four recipes find you well and that they can bring some sweetness into this time when so many of us need to stay away from our loved ones. It can be easy to feel lonely but sweet treats that won’t upset your blood sugar can be a highlight to your day as well all figure out our next steps.