Friday, July 11th, 2014
Summer is here, and temperatures just keep rising and rising. Along with the heat, the urge for a refreshingly cold treat also tends to increase on a daily basis. Thankfully, July is National Ice Cream Month. In honor of the celebration, here at Parents we’ve taste tested a variety of flavors and brands to bring you our absolute favorites! (Hey, it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.) Be sure to check back every week during the month of July for even more yumminess.
Whether your child is on-the-go in the car, at a picnic, or at camp, it doesn’t get much better than ice cream on a stick if you’re a kid. From fruity to creamy, decadent to juicy, these treats are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Popsicle Red Classic
Red usually means stop, except when kids see this Popsicle flavor. Red flavors are very popular, so the makers of this summer staple decided to package them all together. Gone are the days of children fighting over who gets the red one, while the poor grape and orange Popsicles are left to melt.
Flavors: Cherry, Raspberry, and Strawberry
“I love the adorable retro packaging. This is so smart because everybody always goes for the red ones, first, right?” – Samantha Hyde, editorial assistant
Dreyer’s Outshine Fruit & Veggie Bars
It’s pretty common for kids to enjoy fruit in ice cream, but veggies? That’s a whole different story, but these bars are 25 percent vegetable made with puree and juices.
Flavors: Peach Mango, Tangerine Carrot, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry Medley
“With few calories and natural ingredients, you can’t go wrong!” – Caylin Harris, associate lifestyle editor
Talenti Gelato Pops
Made with fresh milk and pure cane sugar, these pops are worth the indulgence. And at 30 percent less fat than regular ice cream, you don’t have to feel guilty about it!.
Flavors: Caribbean Coconut, Double Dark Chocolate, Banana Swirl, Black Raspberry, Coffee, Mediterranean Mint, Tahitian Vanilla, and Sea Salt
“They’re so good!!! I love their salted caramel, and it’s great on a stick, too.” – Sarah Lyon, editorial assistant
Yasso Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars
At only 80 calories a bar and 5-7 grams of protein, you’ll want to go back for seconds with these delicious frozen treats. (Don’t worry. We won’t tell.)
Flavors: Chocolate Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Sea Salt Caramel, Peanut Butter Cup, Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Mango, and Coconut
“AMAZING! It didn’t melt super fast, and was tasty without being too rich or heavy.” – Ashley Oerman, assistant editor
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