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.
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 Oat Milk 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.
Click here to see where they’re available near you.
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.
Available at Chloe’s, $6.39 per box.
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