3 Delicious Alternatives to Ice Cream & How to Make Them

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Who doesn’t love ice cream after spending the day outside or at the beach? It would be hard to find someone who wouldn’t answer yes to that question!

Although ice cream is on the top of many peoples list of sweet treats, there are dozens of other treats to satisfy your sweet tooth: homemade gelato, to popsicles, to frozen lemonade and more. The possibilities are endless to stay hydrated and cool when those sugar cravings hit!

This week’s blog post will give you a few easy to make recipes for cool treats with steps to follow. For ingredients and other home and baking items, stop by one of the Dollarwise locations to stock up!

Mango Gelato

A fruity and healthy alternative to ice cream.


  • 4 mangos, peeled and pitted
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sweetener (or more to taste)

  • Add mangos, coconut milk and sweetener to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe, airtight container. Freeze until completely frozen. (The time it will take to freeze the mixture will depend on how wide vs tall container you use. The wider the container, the shorter the freezing time).
  • Once frozen, cut the frozen mixture into cubes (so it's easier to blend). Add it into a food processor and blend until frozen pieces are broken down (it should have a consistency of soft serve).
  • Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze until completely frozen, about 3-6 hours. Allow thawing for 10-20 minutes before serving.
  • Store any leftover gelato in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 weeks.

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Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

These coconut milk popsicles are naturally sweetened, with no refined sugars!


  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk (400mL each)
  • 1/4 cup honey (sub maple syrup or agave syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries

  • In a blender or food processor, combine both cans of coconut milk, the honey, and vanilla extract. Blend on high for 15 seconds to combine. Remove half (400mL) of the mixture to a measuring cup, or divide amongst the popsicle molds and freeze for at least 30 minutes before adding the raspberry layer.
  • Add the frozen raspberries to the remaining coconut milk mixture in the blender and blend on high until thoroughly combined. Once the coconut base is frozen add either half of the raspberry mixture to the molds, and freeze again, or add all of it and insert the popsicle sticks, before freezing again.
  • Freeze for at least 5-6 hours.

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Frozen Lemonade

A tasty, zesty and refreshing frozen treat that makes drinking lemonade that much better!


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 5 to 6 lemons)
  • 5 cups ice
  • 1 lemon, sliced (garnish)

  • Directions:
  • Make simple syrup by heating 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool completely.
  • Blend 2 cups water, simple syrup, lemon juice, and ice in quality blender.
  • Serve
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