4 Easy Make-Your-Own “Ice Cream” Recipes

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Let’s be honest: Warm weather and working hard (inside or outside the gym) doesn’t usually curb craving for cool treats, it amplifies it! Check out these recipes for some healthier ways to cool down and treat yourself, without consuming so much sugar and calories contained in real ice cream. The trick is frozen bananas, and other fruit. If you’ve never tried it, you’ll be amazed how easily they whip up into smooth soft serve. Just watch the consumption amount; bananas do still contain sugar and carbohydrates.

Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with this two-ingredient strawberry banana ice cream (pictured above). At only 128 calories per serving, featuring actual fruit, you won’t have to say no!

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Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream”

You don’t have to stay away from chocolate entirely, if you’re eating healthy. This soft serve ice cream uses milk and cocoa powder along with the bananas, and is a nice occasional treat.

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Banana Nutella “Ice Cream”

Prepare to be amazed by how good whipped frozen bananas and flavoring can pretend to be ice cream! It’s simple to make, delicious and leaves you guilt-free. This recipe uses Nutella or peanut butter.

Banana Nutella Ice Cream

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Chocolate Mint Protein Shake

Just because you’re sticking to a healthy track doesn’t mean you have to skip all the yummy cool treats of summer. This protein shake harkens back to the holiday season but is a tasty way to still have some summer fun.

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