The Best Frozen Treats for Summer, According to Kids
These store-bought ice creams, popsicles, and frozen mini candies (sized just right for kids!) were rated most delicious out of all the summer dessert competition, according to our taste testers of all ages.
Best Ready-Made Ice-Cream Cone
Blue Bunny S’mores Mini Swirls
These tiny sugar cones topped with marshmallow frozen dessert, dipped in white candy coating, then rolled with chocolate-cookie and graham-cracker crumbs got a big thumbs-up from every kid tester. Said one: “I didn’t expect there to be chocolate inside the cone too!”
150 calories, 12g added sugar
Best Twist On A Classic
Klondike Donuts Boston Cream
Oozing with sweet custard swirls and coated in milk chocolate, this treat nailed the Boston Cream donut flavor. The hole in the middle makes it even more convincing.
230 calories, 15g added sugar
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Orange Vanilla
It’s a Japanese-inspired spin on the Creamsicle: vanilla ice cream with a citrus center, wrapped in orange-flavored rice dough. Kids’ minds blown.
100 calories, 11g added sugar
Best Fruity Flavor
Popsicle Fruit Twisters Strawberry, Blueberry & Vanilla Swirl
For kids who have trouble deciding between an ice pop and ice cream: This treat’s alternating swirls of frosty berry ice and soft-serve-like vanilla are the best of both.
70 calories, 8g added sugar
Best Frozen-Yogurt Bar
Yasso Mint Chocolate Crunch Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars
Our taste testers couldn’t figure out what made the dark-chocolate coating so deliciously crispy, but we know the secret ingredient: crunchy quinoa. Overall, the bars have serious Thin Mints vibes.
150 calories, 11g added sugar
Best Ice-Cream Cup
Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse Party Cups
The package design with Mickey and Minnie holding hands dresses up the retro chocolate and vanilla ice cream (five cups of each per package) into a treat that feels extra special.
90 to 100 calories, 9g added sugar
Best Allergy-Friendly Ice Cream
A La Mode Ice Cream Cups
These treats are made in a factory free of nuts, eggs, and artificial food dyes and come in fun flavors ranging from Pink Sprinkle (rainbow sprinkles mixed in) to Speed Bump (chocolate with whiteand dark-chocolate chips). “My favorite was called Partly Cloudy,” said one kid. “Every bite of the blue cotton-candy flavor had mini marshmallows.” Bonus: Each single-serve cup comes with a mini color-changing spoon under the lid.
150 calories, 12g added sugar
Best Candy Mash-Up
Kit Kat Minis
About 2 inches long, each bar blankets vanilla frozen dairy dessert with a crispy candy coating. “I like it even more than a frozen Kit Kat,” said one kid.
90 calories, 5g added sugar
Best Ice Pop
GoodPop Red, White & Blue
Flag these patriotic pops made from fruit juices for your Fourth of July celebration. Kid testers liked the cherry and lemonade flavors and the vibrant colors, which are created without artificial food dyes.
35 calories, no added sugar
Best Ice-Cream Bar
Drumstick Crushed It! Cookies ‘N’ Cream
This bar has everything: Loads of chocolate-cookie crumbs are mixed into a hard cocoa shell that surrounds cookies-and-cream ice cream. “The chocolate coating tastes like magic in my mouth,” said one kid.
170 calories, 11g added sugar
Häagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet
A tangy dairy-free pick, Häagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet tastes so much creamier than its competition.
200 calories, 40g added sugar per serving
Best Ice-Cream Sandwich
Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches
With a not-overly-thick layer of soft, flavorful ice cream pressed between chewy chocolate wafers, it’s easy to sink your teeth into Turkey Hill Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches.
190 calories, 13g added sugar
Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato Indulgences
Creamy vanilla gelato with luscious caramel sauce piped into the container and topped with caramel curls, Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato Indulgences looks (and tastes) as if it’s from an Italian gelateria.
220 calories, 17g added sugar per serving
Best New Frozen Treats for Grown-Ups
Looking for your own frozen treat to eat at the pool this summer while your kids break into their Mickey and Minnie Mouse ice cream cups? Check out these ice pops, fruit bars, and ice creams come in grown-up flavors that our adult taste testers loved.