Low-Calorie DIY Summer Treats

by Erika Bolado and Julie Tereshchuk on August 4, 2017 in Food+Drink, Wellness,
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As temperatures continue to soar in Texas, try these fun cocktail and mocktail recipes. They’re perfect for those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle while still indulging in a delicious treat! In swimsuit season, who doesn’t love a low calorie anything?

Thanks to Sparkling Ice a lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage that combines sparkling water, fruit juice, vitamins, and antioxidants for these summer sipping ideas.

Sparkling Sweet Treat Pops


Popsicle Mold

Popsicle sticks

1 bottle Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry

1 container of fresh raspberries, chopped


Fill your trays or molds with Sparkling Ice, topping each with a scoop of chopped raspberries.  If using ice cube trays cover tray tightly with tin foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the foil into each cube.  If using an ice pop maker place the handle sticks into the molds.   Place in the freezer for about 2 hours or until frozen. This recipe works with any Sparkling Ice flavors and fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Fruity Sparkling Ice-icles


1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon

2-3 sliced strawberries

1 sliced kiwifruit

1/4 cup blueberries


Pour about 2 oz of Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon into each popsicle mold. Add about 4 to 5 pieces of fruit per mold, making sure to keep the liquid below the fill line. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours, or until completely frozen. Run popsicle mold under warm water to release popsicles and serve. To create a multi-colored ombre effect, choose 2-3 varieties of Sparkling Ice. Pour 1 oz of the first Sparkling Ice flavor into each popsicle mold and add 1-2 pieces fruit. Freeze for 90 minutes, remove from freezer and add 1 to 2 oz of the other Sparkling Ice flavors plus 1-2 more pieces of fruit. Freeze for another 6 hours, or until completely frozen.

Sparkling Sorbet

Girls’ Night Float


6 oz Red Table Wine

Vanilla Ice Cream

Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade

Maraschino Cherries (garnish)


Pour red wine into a chilled pint glass. Add 1-2 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Top with a splash of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade. Garnish with a cherry on top.


Sparkling Cherry Fro-Yo Float

Prep Time: 10 minutes Start to Finish: 10 minutes Servings: 4


1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade

1/3 cup sugar

1 pack (.13 oz) fruit-flavored powdered drink mix

3 cups ice

2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt

Garnish: whipped topping, fresh cherries or limes


In blender, combine Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade, sugar, powdered drink mix and ice; blend thoroughly until slushy. Divide slushy mixture between 4 glasses, about 3/4 cup each, and add 1/2 cup frozen yogurt to each glass. Top with whipped topping and maraschino cherry; serve immediately with a straw.


Bellini Mocktail


Pineapple Sorbet:

2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into chunks

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple

Sorbet Bellini Mocktail:

1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple

2/3 cup pineapple sorbet

Garnish: fresh pineapple wedges, coconut flakes


Pineapple Sorbet:

In blender, puree pineapple chunks with sugar and water until smooth. Chill pineapple mixture in refrigerator for 1 hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions and store tightly covered in freezer until ready to use. Makes about 2 ½ cups.

Sorbet Bellini Mocktail:

In two 12 oz glasses, add 3/4 cup Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple. Using small ice cream scoop, add 1/3 cup pineapple sorbet to each glass. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedge and coconut flakes, if desired.


Pineapple sorbet can be made up to a few days ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you need it. For a special twist, coat top rim of glass with water or pineapple juice and dip in coconut flakes.