Mouth Watering Ice Cream Substitutes for Summer
Ice cream is one of the most popular summer treats, however it is not the healthiest option when it comes to your teeth. The high sugar content and cold temperature weaken the enamel of the teeth, making them vulnerable to decay. Keep your teeth healthy while you enjoy cold treats with ice cream alternatives.
Banana “Ice Cream”
An easy treat is homemade Banana “ice cream.” Peel, cut up, and freeze two or three bananas. Blend the frozen pieces in a food processor for a delicious ice cream substitute. You can add healthy toppings like peanut butter, nuts, and fruit.
Sorbet is a healthier choice because it consists of fresh fruit and juice concentrate. It is even healthier when made from fruit with high water content like apples or pears. Remember to still follow a good brushing routine because fruit still has some sugar.
Fresh or Frozen Fruit
Fresh strawberries are at their peak in the summer. They are high in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, making them a healthy and delicious snack served in any form. Frozen grapes are also an excellent alternative to ice cream or popsicles. While they are not hard to chew, it is important to supervise young children. Still, remember to brush your teeth after snacking on fruit.
Cold treats hit the spot during the summer heat and even with less sugary snacks, it’s still important to maintain your regular check-ups with your dentist. We’d love to see you at Carolina Smiles Dentistry for an appointment. Your dentist can answer any questions you have about healthy, summertime foods.
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