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.
Bubbies Vegan Mochi & Cookie Dough Bites
Two new options from Bubbies will get you starting the summer off right.
- The irresistible combination of ice cream wrapped in a decadent chocolate chip cookie dough is easy to eat—and even easier to enjoy! Like all Bubbies products, the Cookie Dough Bites are made with all-natural ingredients, are Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher dairy, no rBST, and Non-GMO!
- Those looking to add a vegan treat to their dessert lineup will love these new additions to Bubbies mochi repertoire. You’ll find mango, chocolate and strawberry vegan mochi that enrobe the non-dairy frozen dessert in perfectly sweetened mochi dough.
If you want indulgent taste without the guilt, Nubocha is here for you. This low-sugar, non-dairy gelato brand was co-founded by famed Italian chocolatier Gianluca Franzoni, and it is reimagining gelato with health and wellness in mind.
Its low-sugar, dairy-free recipes consist of just three main ingredients: premium varietals of nuts or cacao, pure spring water, and allulose, a rare, zero calorie sugar found naturally in foods like raisins, figs and maple syrup. The simplicity of Nubocha’s recipes and its unique use of spring water as a base, allow each thoughtfully sourced ingredient to shine, offering a healthier, flavorful gelato with no added sugar and less than 350 calories per pint.
Beckon Ice Cream Cups
Beckon Ice Cream’s lactose-free ice cream is the perfect cold dessert for your summer gatherings. They just released perfectly-sized snack cups in flavors vanilla (with rainbow sprinkles in the lid), dark chocolate (with brownie chunks in the lid) and mint chip. These portable cups are a great option to bring in your cooler for your next park picnic.
Shop online or find Beckon in a store near you.
ReThink Ice Cream
If you love ice cream but it doesn’t necessarily love you, ReThink has you covered. All of ReThink’s ice cream flavors are made with A2/A2 Dairy to be extra digestible. They’re diabetic-friendly, Keto, gluten-dree, lactose-free, and made with all-natural ingredients including collagen, prebiotic fiber, and green tea extract for antioxidants.
We sampled the current flavors of Vanilla Supreme, Chocolate Majesty, Mint with Chocolate Flakes, Chocolate with Almond Butter, Coffee Hazelnut, Lemon Poppy Seed, Cardamom Pistachio, Almond with Chocolate Flakes, and Black Cherry Vanilla. Chocolate Majesty stood out as the kid favorite while Lemon Poppy Seed was much loved by the adults.
Find ReThink at a store near you.
Attention, your new summer obsession is here! Check out Must Love—a new non-dairy, GMO-free, plant-based ice cream that will be the perfect addition to your freezer stash. Must Love is now available at Sprouts and select Whole Foods stores, with wider distribution ahead! Must Love offers two different bases: bananas and oat milk. The banana base is made with only bananas, coconut milk and dates while the oat milk base with only oat milk, coconut milk and dates. Cashew Cookie Dough is a kid favorite and Choco Choco Chip is for all you chocolate lovers out there.
Coconut Bliss Cups of Joy
If you are looking for a plant-based frozen dessert to add to your freezer this summer, you definitely need to try Coconut Bliss. The brand’s first ever single serve ice cream indulgence, Cups of Joy, are perfect for kids (and their parents) looking for a convenient and delicious plant-based treat. The cups are available in two flavors, Dark Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla Bean. The four-pack retails for $8.99.
Want a little hands-on fun for your family’s dessert? Coconut Bliss’s at-home ice cream machine, the Bliss Maker™, brings their convenient plant-based scoops directly to your home. Order up the bundle and you’ll also get ice cream mix that’s ready to pop in the machine!
N!CK’s Swedish Style Light Ice Cream
Amazon’s #1 ice cream N!CK’s Swedish Style Light Ice Cream has expanded its vegan line to include four new flavors that you’re going to love: Vanilj Bean, Strawbär Kräm, Hazelnöt Fudge and Peanöt Butter Fudge.
Perfect for your summer sundae party, these flavors are joining the line up that tastes and melts just like dairy, but is still lactose and animal-free thanks to Perfect Day technology. Perfect Day’s real milk protein is made without animals, so kids can enjoy the real taste, texture, and nutrition of dairy—but produced sustainably and without the downsides of factory farming, lactose, hormones, or antibiotics. A dessert that you can feel good serving your family!
Buy them at nicks.com
Simply Indulgent from Outshine®
Your fave Outshine bars are getting some new flavors! Made with fresh milk for that creamy goodness, each bar contains five grams of protein, 25% less sugar than regular frozen dairy bars and four delicious flavor choices. Enjoy Strawberry and Mango, which are made with real fruit, in addition to Chocolate and Coffee, which offers 20mg of caffeine!
Available at retailers nationwide starting Spring of 2021.
Turkey Hill’s 2021 Lineup
Get ready to sit down and cool off with Turkey Hill’s new line of novelties that include 16 products like Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Fruit & Cream Bars and Layered Sundae Cups. With flavors that include Caramel Brownie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Peanut Butter, Choco Mint Chip, Coconut, Orange and Strawberry Lemonade there is something for everyone.
You can find all the new products at retailers nationwide.
So Delicious Dairy Free Light Frozen Desserts
So Delicious Dairy Free has just launched its brand new Light Frozen Desserts! Each pint is less than 330 calories and they are certified gluten-free, vegan action certified and non-GMO Project Verified. Current flavors include Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Cocoa Chip, Mint Chip and Tiramisu.
Available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.49 per pint.
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.
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 Oatmilk 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.
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.
—Gabby Cullen with Kate Loweth