Food & Nutrition

Better-for-you ice cream alternatives

So you can enjoy a frozen confection any day of the week

Nothing says summer like digging into a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream. While you may have your full-fat, sugar-loaded ice cream go-tos that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into—hello, hot fudge brownie sundae!—regular ice cream is the kind of food that health experts say should really be consumed in moderation.

The good news is that there are plenty of tasty, better-for-you options that fit into your Budget, like WW's much-loved chocolate fudge bar. And when you feel like getting creative in the kitchen, there are many frozen snack and dessert recipes that rely heavily on fresh and frozen fruit, nonfat or lowfat milk, and yogurt—ingredients that can help make your ice cream habit healthier, often cheaper, and a whole lot more Budget-friendly.

Below are some of our best ice cream- and ice pop-inspired recipes for you to try this summer, plus some fun hacks with WW ice cream (yes, really!).

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Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WW editorial team for more than 20 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.