Fall is just around the corner, but for now, it鈥檚 still SO hot outside. We may have PSLs on the brain, but before we rush into spicy fall flavors, we still have a little bit of summertime left to enjoy. Sure, we can cool off with a *massive* bowl of ice cream, but variety is the spice of life. Yes, there will be La Croix cocktails and sangria popsicles while the weather is still warm. But we also can鈥檛 forget about our very favorite summer treat (or at least it鈥檚 better-for-you version). Here are 14 healthy ice cream alternatives to keep you cool for Labor Day Weekend.


1. Pineapple Dole Whips: If you鈥檝e ever been to Disney World or the Dole Plantation, you鈥檒l probably have tried this AMAZING whipped pineapple dessert. It鈥檚 like ice cream, but it鈥檚 not! In fact, it鈥檚 completely dairy free. Try this copycat recipe to make it at home. (via Around My Family Table)


2. Pea and Mint Ice Cream: It doesn鈥檛 get much healthier than this. This 鈥渋ce cream鈥 packs in a ton of protein, combining peas with Greek yogurt, honey and mint. (via Hemsley + Hemsley)


3. 5-Minute Healthy Peach Frozen Yogurt: Making fro-yo pretty much couldn鈥檛 get easier than this. All you need to do is put four simple ingredients into your food processor, combine and go nuts. (via Just a Taste)


4. Cocktail Snow Cones: Whatever your favorite cocktail is, you can turn it into a boozy, frozen treat with this recipe. Personally, we鈥檙e going *crazy* over the frozen Strawberry Pisco, but that鈥檚 just us. (via Honestly Yum)


5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake: Let鈥檚 be honest: Is there ANYTHING yummier than the chocolate-peanut butter-banana combo? We don鈥檛 think so. Combine these ingredients with healthy dates to make an uber-yummy shake to keep you cool. (via Minimalist Baker)


6. Vegan Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches: This recipe, which is conveniently 100% vegan, calls for frozen bananas sandwiched between two cashew butter-based cookies. PRO TIP: Allow the cookies to cool completely before making the sandwich, or you may end up with a gooey (albeit delicious) mess. (via Detoxinista)


7. Mint Limeade Cooler: Sometimes, you鈥檙e just not in the mood for ice cream 鈥 and that鈥檚 when this cooler comes in handy. Just be sure to have a sieve on hand to get rid of any leftover pulp from your fresh limes. (via PaleOMG)


8. Hawaiian Shaved Ice With Mango and Coconut Milk: If you鈥檝e traveled to Hawaii or Asia, you鈥檒l instantly recognize shaved ice. This concoction is SUPER delicious 鈥 but don鈥檛 forget that you鈥檒l need a shaved ice machine on hand to make it. (via Jeanette鈥檚 Healthy Living)

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9. Frozen Banana Four Ways: Do you like rainbow sprinkles? Reese鈥檚 Cups? Almonds? Or maybe hazelnuts are more your jam? Don鈥檛 worry, whichever of these four delicacies appeals to you most, you can make it into a frozen treat with a single banana and some melted chocolate. (via The Little Epicurean)


10. No Bake Elvis Bars: Inspired by Elvis Pie, these vegan-friendly treats sub in chocolate for bacon and almond butter for peanut butter. PRO TIP: Make sure to eat these immediately after taking them out of the freezer, as they鈥檙e gonna melt pretty quickly! (via Oh She Glows)


11. Matcha (Green Tea) Banana 鈥淚ce Cream鈥: How many ingredients do you think it takes to make a delicious frozen treat? Four? Five? How about just three? Made with antioxidant-rich matcha tea, bananas and condensed milk, this ice cream is as easy to make as it is to devour. (via Oh How Civilized)


12. Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches (Strawberry Banana): This ice cream sandwich recipe calls for graham crackers, so feel free to use any flavor or brand that you wish (or DIY it!). We recommend finding the ripest, sweetest bananas and strawberries possible for ultimate flavor. (via Divas Can Cook)


13. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream & Four Flavors: So, uh, blend some frozen bananas in a food processor. Yup, that鈥檚 literally it. Then, *GO CRAZY* with amazing flavors and mix-ins. We personally love the idea of Mint Dark Choco Chip Banana, but that鈥檚 just us. (via That Clean Life)


14. Gourmet Chia Seed Pudding: Served chilled, this completely vegan DIY pudding is full of omega-3s from chia seeds and almonds. In addition to being healthy, it鈥檚 completely delish, thanks to ingredients such as vanilla bean and sweet dates. (via Oh She Glows)

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