Healthy Summer Desserts

Get the most out of fresh summer fruit and your favorite seasonal ingredients with these healthy dessert recipes that won't weigh you down.

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Layered Watermelon Ice Pops

Nothing says summer quite like slices of watermelon and frozen ice pops, so put the two together for a summery, layered treat. When avocado is sweetened and pureed, it freezes up just like ice cream, making it the perfect ingredient for the green watermelon rind layer.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Aromatic citrus pervades this dessert: There's lemon zest in the shortcakes and orange zest in the macerated strawberries. Tangy Greek yogurt is a great substitute for whipped cream.

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Watermelon Slushies

This sweet treat is a great make-ahead item for summer parties, and it couldn't be easier to prepare — just puree and freeze watermelon.

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Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon-Sugar Butter

Bobby Flay turns to one of summer's signature fruits to make this tasty dessert. After a quick turn on the grill, each peach half is topped with cinnamon-sugar butter.

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Fruit Pops

Ree Drummond creates these refreshing ice pops by adding a pureed mango and simple syrup mixture to the bottom of her ice pop molds and freezing. Then she pours a strawberry mixture to the halfway mark. For the striped effect, repeat with another layer of mango and strawberry.

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Macerated strawberries meet rum, Greek yogurt, vanilla and citrus flavors in the Neelys' bright and flavorful homemade frozen yogurt. Be sure to place your ice cream maker insert into the freezer a full 24 hours before preparing the frozen treat.

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Individual Peach Cobblers

Indulging in individual portions means you can enjoy this classic summer dessert — with a scoop of frozen yogurt too — for fewer calories.

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Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

These chocolatey fudge pops made with semisweet chips can be enjoyed guilt-free, thanks to a mix of reduced-fat Greek yogurt and low-fat milk.

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Grilled Plums with Spiced Walnut-Yogurt Sauce

Bobby serves this easy-to-make grilled dessert after brunch, but it would be a great way to end a summer dinner as well.

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Mango Strawberry Snow Cones

Tyler's snow cones — sweet, light and healthy — will no doubt be your new go-to dessert this summer.

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Fruit Pizza with Summer Berries

This colorful dessert pizza gets the most out of fresh berries: the juice from mashed blackberries naturally tints the purple frosting and a trio of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are the perfect toppings.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding Pops

These pops are uber-fudgy, thanks to a combo of chia seeds and cocoa powder. If you don't have the patience to wait for the frozen version-no problem, the pudding is just as delicious.

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Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

Cool down on a hot summer day with these frozen banana pops. The dark chocolate and salted peanuts add a sweet-and-savory crunch.

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Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie

At less than 250 calories per serving, this chocolatey dessert won't have you feeling like you overdid it at an outdoor bash.

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Blueberry Compote

Ellie Krieger keeps this colorful fruit compote simple yet flavorful by using just four ingredients: blueberries, lemon juice, water and sugar.

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Lightened-Up Banana Pudding

This banana pudding is basically the classic, just with fewer calories and fat. The sour cream stirred into the cooked pudding gives it a rich creaminess.

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