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Beat the heat with healthier frozen treats

July 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM ET

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Michelle Hainer
Arctic Zero Bars are delicious and just 85 calories a pop.

Many of us are dealing with scorching heat, so it’s a good time to remember that July is National Ice Cream Month. While the frozen stuff is pretty fantastic any time of year, it’s particularly enjoyable when consumed poolside on a hot summer’s day. The next time you get the urge to indulge, try one of these brands of frozen treats that are tasty and don’t contain any weird ingredients. Now that’s something to scream about!

Arctic Zero Bars

With just 85 calories per bar you won’t feel the least bit guilty snacking on one of these chocolate-covered treats—or giving them to your kids, since they’re also non-GMO and don’t contain sugar alcohols or hydrogenated oils. Available in four flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and orange cream.

Three Twins Ice Cream Sandwiches

There’s a new sandwich in town and this one is made from organic ingredients sourced just 17 miles from the company’s California-based plant. (The Vanilla Bean is Fair Trade to boot, the first Fair Trade ice cream sandwich in the U.S.) Oh, and did I mention that it is to-die-for good? Yup, it’s got that going for it too. Available in Fair Trade Vanilla Bean with Chocolate Chip Cookies and Sea Salted Caramel with Sugar Cookies.

Luna and Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss in Vanilla Island

Made from organic coconut milk from a coconut farm in Thailand and sweetened with organic agave syrup, Coconut Bliss is true to its name— satisfyingly rich and creamy, despite being dairy-free.

SO Delicious Mocha Almond Fudge Minis

Made from almond milk, these little bars are vegan, dairy and soy free. Plus they’re covered in a tasty chocolate coating that’s flecked with chunks of almond. Their flavor is so serious you won’t believe these bars have just 150 calories.

Get more tips and recipes for seasonal eats atMade By Michelle.

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