Hot days call for cold treats, and there’s no time like the present to swap out your go-to Otter Pops for a new dessert that’s perfect for kids. From delicious frozen KIND bars to oat-milk chip ice cream, we’ve found a few new products to infuse a little fun into your summer. Keep reading to see them all.
Coconut Bliss Cups of Joy
If you are looking for a plant-based frozen dessert to add to your freezer this summer, you definitely need to try Coconut Bliss. The brand’s first ever single serve ice cream indulgence, Cups of Joy, are perfect for kids (and their parents) looking for a convenient and delicious plant-based treat. The cups are available in two flavors, Dark Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla Bean. The four-pack retails for $8.99.
Want a little hands-on fun for your family's dessert? Coconut Bliss’s at-home ice cream machine, the Bliss Maker™, brings their convenient plant-based scoops directly to your home. Order up the bundle and you'll also get ice cream mix that's ready to pop in the machine!
N!CK's Swedish Style Light Ice Cream
Amazon's #1 ice cream N!CK's Swedish Style Light Ice Cream has expanded its vegan line to include four new flavors that you're going to love: Vanilj Bean, Strawbär Kräm, Hazelnöt Fudge and Peanöt Butter Fudge.
Perfect for your summer sundae party, these flavors are joining the line up that tastes and melts just like dairy, but is still lactose and animal-free thanks to Perfect Day technology. Perfect Day’s real milk protein is made without animals, so kids can enjoy the real taste, texture, and nutrition of dairy—but produced sustainably and without the downsides of factory farming, lactose, hormones, or antibiotics. A dessert that you can feel good serving your family!
Buy them at nicks.com
Simply Indulgent from Outshine®
Your fave Outshine bars are getting some new flavors! Made with fresh milk for that creamy goodness, each bar contains five grams of protein, 25% less sugar than regular frozen dairy bars and four delicious flavor choices. Enjoy Strawberry and Mango, which are made with real fruit, in addition to Chocolate and Coffee, which offers 20mg of caffeine!
Available at retailers nationwide starting Spring of 2021.
Turkey Hill's 2021 Lineup
Get ready to sit down and cool off with Turkey Hill's new line of novelties that include 16 products like Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Fruit & Cream Bars and Layered Sundae Cups. With flavors that include Caramel Brownie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Peanut Butter, Choco Mint Chip, Coconut, Orange and Strawberry Lemonade there is something for everyone.
You can find all the new products at retailers nationwide.
So Delicious Dairy Free Light Frozen Desserts
So Delicious Dairy Free has just launched its brand new Light Frozen Desserts! Each pint is less than 330 calories and they are certified gluten-free, vegan action certified and non-GMO Project Verified. Current flavors include Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Cocoa Chip, Mint Chip and Tiramisu.
Available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.49 per pint.
Popsicle Fruit Twisters
Popsicle's newest sweet treat combines real fruit and milk. The twisty popsicle has a surprise fruit filling and is just 70 calories each. Enjoy two fresh flavors that include Strawberry, Blueberry & Vanilla Swirl and Peach, Raspberry & Vanilla Swirl.
Available at Target for $4.99
Mochidoki Mochi Ice Cream
Talk about the perfect bite! These mochi-covered ice cream bites from Mochidoki are a new favorite summer treat with kid- and parent-approved flavors like vanilla chip, Thai tea, mango and salted caramel. At just 80 calories a piece, they are full of quality, natural and non-GMO ingredients, and are less messy than typical ice cream treats. They are currently available for purchase at their NYC stores and can be shipped to 26 states plus D.C. (with more to come).
Purchase yours here.
KIND Frozen Treat Bars
Brand-new from KIND comes a delicious plant-based ice cream bar. Made from almond milk, dark chocolate and chopped nuts, they are low in sugar (8 grams), and will please the pickiest eaters. They come in two flavors, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, and our editor’s kids give the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Available at Target, $5.99 for a box of five.
Sweet Nothings Frozen Smoothie Cups
Each one of these 3.5 ozs cups is filled with healthy ingredients like chia and flax seeds and organic fruits. There are no artificial flavors, they are dairy and gluten-free and they come frozen, so each one is perfect for a snack at any time. Chocolate and strawberry were our favorite flavors!
Available at eatsweetnothings.com, $3.99 a cup for 12.
Gelato Boy Limited Release
What's better than gelato delivered to your front door? New gelato flavors created each month and delivered to your front door! Each month has a theme based on the season, or collaborations or whatever strikes their fancy. Think watermelon, banana split, root beer float and more.
Available at gelatoboy.com, $12.
Re:THINK Ice Cream
Re:THINK is a new line of lactose-free A2/A2 Dairy ice cream that comes in 12 unique flavors like cardamon pistachio, strawberry with chia seed, chocolate orange with almond butter and coffee hazelnut. The best part? Re:THINK ice cream is a healthier way to indulge, offering less sugar, calories and fat than leading brands. It also includes good stuff like extra fiber, collagen, antioxidants and more. Our editor sampled a few flavors and can report back that the mint with chocolate flakes, coffee hazelnut and cardamon pistachio are all delicious!
Buy it here, $6.99 a pint.
Organic Ice Wands from DeeBee's Organics
Kids will flip over these Organic Ice Wands featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen 2 and the plant-based Organic SuperFruit Freezies that were released from DeeBee's just in time for the summer heat. DeeBee's Organics shelf-stable freezies are made from premium organic fruits with zero added artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and are allergen-free of nuts, dairy, fish, wheat and soy. You can feel good serving them every afternoon this summer!
Twix Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bar
Inspired by Twix’s cookies & cream bar, this yummy new treat is made of cookies & ice cream, caramel and crunchy cookie pieces. They come individually wrapped, which makes for easy cleanup, too.
Available at Target, $3.49 a box.
Chloe’s Oatmilk Pops
Officially the first oat milk pop available, Chloe’s Pops come in three tasty flavors: Mint Chip, Salted Caramel and Raspberry Chip. All three flavors are dairy-free, plant-based, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free and made without any artificial ingredients. Also, these oat milk pops are free of the top eight allergens.
Blue Bell's Confetti Cake Ice Cream
It’s cake, no, it’s ice cream! If you live in regions where Blue Bell ice cream is sold, their newest flavor is another spin on popular cake flavors. You’ll taste their classic birthday cake ice cream with a blue frosting ribbon, and of course, confetti sprinkles are thrown into the mix.
Click here to see where Blue Bell is sold near you.
Talenti Coconut Chocolate Cookie
Inspired by a coconut macaron, this new flavor from Talenti is not just a non-dairy alternative, but it’s got layers of goodness, including real coconuts, chocolate cookies and a non-dairy hot fudge swirl.
Available at Target, $4.69.
Chloe’s Marvel Pops
Another new and fun treat from Chloe’s is their Marvel Pops! Inspired by Marvel Universe, these fruit popsicles are made with just three ingredients: fruit juice, cane sugar and water! Perfect for a backyard treat, these new pops are free of the top eight allergens.
Bubbie’s Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Cookie Dough Bites
Bubbie’s creamy peanut butter ice cream wrapped in rich chocolate brownie batter is a delicious take on a classic dessert combo. Yum!
Available at Target, $5.99.
— Gabby Cullen