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12 Unexpectedly Amazing Frozen Desserts You Didn't Know

Banana split lasagnas, whipped lemonade, and so much more.

By Brittany Natale
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Sure, plain vanilla ice cream cones and pints of chocolate ice cream are delicious, but sometimes you want something more unexpected. That's because freezer treats aren't just tasty, but they're often more exciting, too.

If you're a fan of frozen treats and are looking to get your hands on a dessert that's a bit more outside the box, keep reading. Ahead we've rounded up some of the best recipes for unexpectedly amazing frozen desserts that you may not have already heard of. We're talking whipped lemonade, perfect for serving poolside to tasty ice cream that can be made from scratch using a Mason jar. There's even a recipe for a banana split lasagna piled high with delicious layers of sliced bananas, whipped cream, walnuts, and more. From popsicles to icebox cakes, there's sure to be something for everyone.


Banana Split Pops

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Chelsea Lupkin

This simple yet scrumptious dessert can be prepped in as little as 15 minutes. For this one, you just need a bunch of bananas, melted chocolate chips, and an assortment of traditional sundae toppings, like sprinkles, cherries, and whipped cream.

Get the recipe for Banana Split Popsicles from Delish.


Whipped Lemonade

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Joel goldberg

If you’re a fan of lemonade, you’ll love this whipped lemonade recipe. Made with sweetened condensed milk, this refreshing drink is perfect for serving during hot summer days by the pool.

Get the recipe for Whipped Lemonade from Delish.


Mason Jar Ice Cream

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Mason jars can be used for so much, including making ice cream from scratch. All you have to do is pour cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt into a Mason jar, shake it for a few minutes, and then freeze for three or so hours. This recipe makes vanilla ice cream, but feel free to toss toppings, like chocolate chips or nuts, into it.

Get the recipe for Mason Jar Ice Cream from Delish.

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Giant Chipwich Cake

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Ethan Calabrese

What’s better than a Chipwich? A giant Chipwich cake. This mouthwatering dessert yields ten servings, making it a perfect treat to serve during birthdays or backyard barbecues.

Get the recipe for Giant Chipwich Cake from Delish.



pineapple granita

This granita recipe is the perfect thing to whip up during sweltering hot summer days. It calls for cubed pineapple, fresh orange juice, lime juice, and packed dark brown sugar and is garnished with toasted coconut flakes and whipped cream. This dish has rum in it, but feel free to skip it if you want to make it sans alcohol.

Get the recipe for Granita from Delish.


Creamsicle Milkshake

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You may already be familiar with Creamsicle pops, but how about enjoying this iconic dessert in milkshake form? This recipe, which has orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice in it, can be made in just ten minutes.

Get the recipe for Creamsicle Milkshake from Delish.

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No-Bake Banana Split Lasagna

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Impress friends and family with this no-bake banana split lasagna that boasts layers of graham crackers, cream cheese, Cool Whip, bananas, pineapple, walnuts, and more. Make sure to drizzle it with chocolate syrup for the full effect.

Get the recipe for Banana Split Lasagna from Delish.


Matzoh Icebox Cake

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This matzoh icebox cake puts an unexpected yet delicious spin on a traditional icebox recipe. The chocolate shavings sprinkled on top add a nice touch, too.

Get the recipe for Matzoh Icebox Cake from Delish.


Frozen Breakfast Pops

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Popsicles for breakfast? Why not? These have plain yogurt, whole milk, honey, strawberry jam, blueberries, and Honey Nut Cheerios in them, but feel free to tweak them to your liking.

Get the recipe for Frozen Breakfast Pops from Delish.

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Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwich

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Once you prepare these Fruity Pebbles ice cream sandwiches, you’ll never want to make ice cream sandwiches any other way. Instead of traditional chocolate chip cookies, this recipe features Fruity Pebbles combined with melted mini marshmallows to create a delectable Rice Krispie-like treat.

Get the recipe for Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwich from Delish.


Buckeye Pops

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These buckeye pops use the Dixie cup popsicle hack to achieve a delicious treat you’ll want to whip up all summer.

Get the recipe for Buckeye Pops from Delish.


Mangonada Sorbet

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This tasty mango sorbet is topped with mouthwatering ingredients like strawberry jam and Tajin seasoning.

Get the recipe for Mangonada Sorbet from Delish.

Brittany Natale
Freelance Writer

Brittany is a freelance writer based in her hometown of New York City. She writes about everything from fashion and beauty to food and wellness. When she's not writing, she can often be found at her local library, playing with her cats, or exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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