Stay cool this summer with these cool, refreshing gluten-free desserts. From frozen popsicles to chilled pies and desserts, these 11 gluten-free recipe ideas will cool you down on a hot summer day. They're also great crowd-pleasers, and perfect for a backyard barbecue, children's party, or festive outdoor brunch.
While some of these recipes involve no flour, others are based on gluten-free flour that you may want to purchase pre-packaged. If you do buy a "gluten-free" flour or... other product, always read the product labels before purchasing. Many products are theoretically gluten-free but are actually made in factories which also produce foods containing gluten. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.
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An easy, fruity, frozen treat based on pre-packaged pudding mix and juice (any flavor will do). The great thing about these pops is their texture: Unlike many homemade pops, they don't become icy or crystallized.
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These aren't really traditional "pops," but they are served on a stick. Instead, these quick kiwi pops are an easy, delicious, and healthy snack with kiwi fruit slices dipped in melted chocolate.
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This non-traditional ice cream has only five ingredients and zero gluten. Even better, no ice cream machine is needed. It’s creamy, refreshing, and a healthy change from artificially flavored summer treats.
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This no-bake pie is fluffy, light, and refreshing. You start with a gluten-free graham cracker crust and then add a delicious filling made with beaten egg whites and real strawberries. Freeze overnight and enjoy in the hot afternoon!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Three ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make creamy, smooth pineapple soft serve ice cream. And of course, like almost all ice cream, it's completely gluten-free.
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These popsicles are made with just three ingredients: strawberries, pineapple, and honey. In addition to being simple, they're delicious, healthy, and gluten-free. Of course, you'll need to buy a mold if you want your version to look this pretty!
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These individual "cheesecakes" aren't really cakes at all. Instead, they're a delicious combination of Greek yogurt, egg, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, and a single strawberry for garnish.
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Combine ice cream, Sprite, and orange juice—and enjoy! What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day?Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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This gorgeous dish is great for parties, and it's easy to make. Just pour one layer of Jell-O and, while it's setting, mix the next layer with low-fat Greek yogurt. Alternate regular and yogurt layers to get this amazing combination of colors along with a healthy dose of protein.
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Each serving of this light, fluffy, and refreshing dessert includes almonds, berries, and coconut milk—making it both delicious and nutritious. With red, white, and blue accents, it's the perfect dessert to celebrate President’s Day, Independence Day, or even the Fourth of July.
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Want to surprise your guests with a unique dessert? These popsicles combine sweet honey and strawberries with a kick of red chilies. While the sweetness does lower the heat a bit, the combination of flavors is something very special.