Once you've passed the point of morning sickness, it's not rare for pregnancy cravings to kick in. My cravings were pretty weird — not sardines and peanut butter weird, but different. I craved snow crab legs, steamed clams, and French onion soup. I'd never even tasted French onion soup. In fact, I hated onions.
By the time summer rolled around, my cravings were more of the frozen variety. I looked high and low for frozen treats to satisfy my pregnancy cravings. Popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and smoothies were my favorites, but I wouldn't pass up a drumstick from the ice cream truck.
The doctor warned me to cut out as many processed sugars as I could from my diet. It was a challenge trying to find healthy snacks while still trying to quench my cravings for all things sweet and frozen. Store bought snacks weren't quite cutting it, and I had to start incorporating more fruits and veggies into my diet.
Thankfully, all I had to do was turn to my dear old friend, the internet. There are some super talented food bloggers that have made it their mission to invent healthy and tasty meals. Here are some of my favorite recipes for frozen treats that are sure to satisfy your own pregnancy cravings this summer.
1. Banana Pudding Ice Pops
I wish I'd had Bake Love Give's recipe for Banana Pudding Ice Pops when I was pregnant and craving something sweet and cold. As an added plus? There are vanilla wafers inside.
2. Easy Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Bakerella's Easy Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches are fun and portion-sized treats. Make a bunch and pop in the freezer for those days when you want just a bite of ice cream.
3. Cranberry Sorbet
Brown Eyed Girl's Cranberry Sorbet is just the right combination of sweet and tart for those days you want something sweet, but not too sweet.
4. Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb and Yogurt Parfaits
This isn't exactly a frozen treat, but the warm strawberry-rhubarb topping of Cookie + Kate's Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb and Yogurt Parfaits can go on anything from ice cream to mixed with yogurt like in this recipe. Sometimes when you're pregnant you just want something cold and hot.
5. Vegan Strawberry Banana Ice Cream With Peanut Butter “Fudge” Sauce
Made with almond milk, Feed Me Phoebe's vegan strawberry banana ice cream with peanut butter "fudge" sauce can is a pregnant vegan's dream.
6. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Like most pregnancy cravings, two things that don't seem to go together work, and Jelly Toast's chocolate avocado smoothie is no exception. It's so thick you can eat it with a spoon.
7. Strawberry and Citrus Cornmeal Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you love ice cream sandwiches, but aren't craving chocolate try Hummingbird High's strawberry and citrus cornmeal ice cream sandwiches. The citrus cornmeal cookies sound yummy all on their own.
8. Mocha Sorbet
If you've been craving chocolate and coffee, try Offbeat +Inspired mocha sorbet. And if you don't have an ice cream maker, there's a link at the bottom of their page where you can learn alternative ways to make ice creams and sorbets.
9. Raspberry-Maple Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
The Messy Baker's raspberry-maple frozen yogurt popsicles are almost like the ice pops your mom used to make, except your mom probably never made them with raspberries and maple syrup.
10. Paleo Samoa Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you're craving Girl Scout cookies, The Urban Poser's paleo samoa donut ice cream sandwiches is the perfect recipe for you. This recipe takes a little work, but once you try it you will satisfy your samoa cravings year-round.
11. Salted Caramel Brownie Milkshake
Two Peas and Their Pod created a milkshake using a brownie. Let that sink in for a minute. I can't imagine anything that will satisfy your preggo sweet-tooth better than this salted caramel brownie milkshake.
12. Frozen Nutella Cheesecake Pretzel Ice Cream Pie
If you think the name is a mouthful, wait until you taste The Sugar Hit's frozen Nutella cheesecake pretzel ice cream pie. No more sneaking into the pantry for a spoonful of Nutella when you've got an entire Nutella pie.
13. Homemade Coconut Water Popsicles
What if I told you that these homemade coconut water popsicles from Public Lives Secret Recipes had gummy bears inside. For real. How much sweeter can this summer treat get?
14. Diamond Fruit Ice Cubes
I love the idea of making ice cubes that won't water down your drink. These diamond fruit ice cubes from Shrimp Salad Circus are filled with fruit to keep your drink cold and sweet.
15. Hydrating Watermelon Smoothie With Coconut Water
Watermelons, pineapples, and mangoes. Oh my! This watermelon smoothie with coconut water from Hello Glow will definitely satisfy all of your tropical fruit cravings.