Ellie is the acting assistant digital editor for Healthy Food Guide. She loves cooking, dabbles in Crossfit and is a true believer that peanut butter makes everything better.

Check out these 16 healthy sweet ideas to help you stay cool in the summer heat. Bring on the sunshine…

  1. Tropical ice lollies

At 49 calories a pop(sicle), these fruity ice lollies are a light and refreshing way to keep cool in the sun.

2. Fruity ice cream

This berry ice cream still tastes rich and creamy but only contains 177 calories per serving – plus, it’s high in protein. A post-workout treat, perhaps?

3. Deliciously Ella’s clementine and coconut sorbet 

This citrus sorbet from Deliciously Ella only requires two ingredients! It couldn’t be easier to make and is suitable for vegans.

4. Strawberry and balsamic ice cream

Trust us, this quirky combination really does work! The strawberries are roasted with balsamic and basil first, to intensify their sweetness. Serve at your next dinner party with extra fresh strawberries.

5. Green tea and yoghurt ice cream

Time for tea? Surely not in the heat! What about some green tea ice cream instead? Wonderfully light and refreshing, we love serving this cool dessert with a few sprigs of fresh mint.

6. Peach and raspberry ice cream terrine

We may have used a couple of cheats in this easy terrine recipe, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. Four ingredients are all you need…give it a go.

7. Raspberry sorbet

If you love the intense fruitiness of sorbet, then this raspberry recipe is for you. And at only 26 calories per serving, it’s the lightest dessert of the bunch!

8. Healthier strawberry ice cream

Keep it classic with our strawberry ice cream recipe. This one contains double the amount of calcium as it’s original too!

9. Frozen eton mess

This classic summer dessert now has the freeze-factor. Made with only sorbet, berries and meringue, it’s a great one for easy summer entertaining.

10. Semi-frozen strawberry cake 

This semi-frozen cake sees an oat, nut and medjool date base topped with a cooling layer of banana and strawberries. Watch your guests gape in awe when you tell them it’s vegan too…

11. Minted papaya and pineapple frozen yoghurt 

This tropical frozen yoghurt strikes the perfect balance between virtuous and a treat.

12. Fruity frozen yoghurt slice

We’ve used vanilla yoghurt in this fruity frozen cake, but you could actually swap it for any flavour you prefer. Make sure to only take it out the freezer just before serving or it will melt!

13. Frozen yoghurt sandwiches

A healthier take on an ice cream sandwich, we’ve nestled frozen yoghurt between two oaty biscuits for a tasty afternoon treat.

14. Frozen pina colada

Hot weather calls for cooling cocktails and we’ve got just the thing. Try this frozen pina colada made with coconut milk, banana and pineapple. It’s vegan too.

15. Mango, lime and coconut ice lollies

Our mango ice lollies are sweet and zesty, require just three ingredients and are made in a food processor for ease.

16. Dark chocolate and banana ice lollies 

And for a healthy dessert with a decadent touch, try our fruity ice lollies dipped in dark chocolate. Kids will love them – and so will you.