20 Homemade Sorbets, Sherbets, Granitas, Popsicles and Ices For Summer Fun!

Ice cream and gelato get a lot of love, but sometimes we want an icy treat that is a bit lighter. Enter the world of Sorbets, Sherbets, Granitas, Pops, and Ices! And trust us: if you think these cannot be as satisfying as ice cream, we suggest you try our Chocolate Sorbet right now. Dairy-free, yet rich and creamy. Twenty in all featuring pineapple, strawberries, espresso, papaya, lime, cherries, banana, coconut and all the flavors you crave.

Banana Coconut Sorbet

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Banana purée and canned coconut milk combine to make a creamy, yet dairy-free and lactose-free frozen dessert. The tropics in every bite. Top with optional toasted coconut flakes. You do need an ice cream machine for this recipe. Get the recipe for Banana Coconut Sorbet.

Cold Brew Latte Pops With Crushed Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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Cold brew is not just for drinking! On a hot day, when you need a pick me up in the middle of the afternoon, nothing satisfies like these coffee flavored popsicles. Crushed chocolate covered espresso beans are added for extra coffee value. Get the recipe for Cold Brew Latte Pops.

Cherry Lemon Granita

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This cherry lemon granita is an easy, refreshing summer treat that’s super simple to make at home. Get the recipe.

Arnold Palmer Popsicles

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If you have never had that combo of half strong black iced tea and half lemonade, you are missing out – and in frozen form, such as these Arnold Palmer Ice Pops, it is refreshing to the nth degree! Get the recipe for Arnold Palmer Popsicles.

Chocolate Coconut Sorbet

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Our Chocolate Coconut Sorbet, and its partner recipe, Banana Coconut Sorbet, are both incredibly creamy, yet dairy-free being based on canned coconut milk. You do need an ice cream maker for these, but you will be rewarded with super smooth ice cream-like frozen treats. This one uses semisweet or bittersweet chocolate for the chocolate component. A 60% cacao mass chocolate is perfect. Get the recipe for Chocolate Coconut Sorbet.

Sweet Tea Raspberry Popsicles

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Do you love sweet tea and raspberries as much as I do? Then you will love this sweet tea raspberry popsicles recipe. These sweet summer treats can be made using frozen or fresh raspberries as you prefer. This easy raspberry ice pop recipe is packed full of summer flavour. If you are a fan of iced tea, you will just LOVE these popsicles made with sweetened ice tea. Get the recipe.

Papaya Lime Sorbet

low FODMAP Papaya Lime Sorbet in clear goblet; aqua napkin, white backdrop
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When you process sweet, ripe papaya in a food processor and use it for a sorbet, the texture is so rich and creamy you won’t believe this is dairy-free. The lime juice is a must! The acidity of the lime pair perfectly with the papaya. Get the recipe for Papaya Lime Sorbet.

Chocolate Sorbet

Low FODMAP Chocolate Sorbet in an ice cream dish with an ice cream spoon on a dark surface
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This chocolate sorbet is actually richer than ice cream! With no dairy to mute the chocolate flavor, you are in for the most chocolaty, frozen dessert! Get out the ice cream machine! Get the Chocolate Sorbet recipe.

Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles

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Easy to make – as long as you have a Popsicle mold, which are easy to find in supermarkets, big-box stores, even dollar stores. Then, all you need is a super-ripe cantaloupe, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, and water. And time in the freezer. Adults and kids will love these. Get the recipe for Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Sound like an oxymoron? Frozen Hot Chocolate came to fame at NYC restaurant Serendipity, which opened in 1954. Envision a slushy, chocolate drink, rich yet icy, topped with whipped cream. Our version is lactose-free. Get the recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Strawberry Granita          

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Strawberries, water, and sugar, along with time in the freezer, create this delectable and refreshing strawberry granita. No ice cream maker needed. Get the recipe for Strawberry Granita.

Peach Sorbet

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Easy peach sorbet without an ice cream maker! Soft-serve ready-to-eat in 5 minutes with frozen peaches, or use fresh peaches and freeze it for later. A refreshing frozen dessert. Get the recipe for Peach Sorbet.

Mocha Vodka Frappuccino

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Part dessert, part beverage, this coffee/chocolate combo (hence “mocha”) is a refreshing icy cold drink. You can make it without the vodka, too! Get the Mocha Vodka Frappuccino recipe.

Dole Whip

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Craving Dole Whip but can’t make it to Disney? Make it at home with only 4 ingredients and a blender! You are going to love this creamy tropical frozen treat! Get the recipe for Dole Whip.

Watermelon Sherbet

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Watermelon Sherbet is sweet, refreshing, and the perfect treat to enjoy on those hot summer days. You will love this sherbet because it is bursting with a watermelon flavor that you and your family will love. Get the recipe for Watermelon Sherbet.

Coconut Water Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Coconut Water & Fresh Fruit Popsicles
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Clear coconut water, with a hint of coconut flavor, packed with fresh fruit make the most refreshing popsicles you have ever had! Get the recipe for Coconut Water Fresh Fruit Popsicles.

Lemon Granita

Low FODMAP lemon granita in clear glass footed dish; teal napkin underneath and silver spoon alongside
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You can make a granita, which is a frozen slushy dessert, without an ice cream maker. Just clear room in the freezer. This one is tangy lemon and so easy to make. Get the recipe for Lemon Granita.

Strawberry Sorbet

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This Strawberry Sorbet is easy to make and uses only a few ingredients. It’s dairy-free, low-carb, and most of all delicious! Get the recipe for Strawberry Sorbet.

Orange Sherbet

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This simple homemade Orange Sherbet recipe has only 4 ingredients and tastes even better than you remember! Get the recipe for Orange Sherbet.

Mango Pineapple Sorbet (Only 3 Ingredients)

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Mango pineapple sorbet is the one of the easiest healthy dessert or snack recipes! My kids love desserts with fruit and wanted to learn how to make sorbet. For this sorbet recipe we used already frozen fruit, even though I had fresh mango and pineapples on hand. This recipe is super quick, but you need to work with frozen fruit and we were too impatient to wait. That means thought that you can easily enjoy this three ingredient recipe year round! Get the recipe for Mango Sorbet (Only 3 Ingredients).

18 Healthy Summer Snacks That Help You Beat The Heat & Sustain Energy

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We are big snackers around here, and in the summer, we do like lighter snacks – and they are even better if they help cool us down. Luckily, there are loads to choose from, both sweet and savory. Are your favorites listed? Or, which new-to-you one will you try first?

READ: 18 Healthy Summer Snacks That Help You Beat The Heat & Sustain Energy

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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