Well, there may not be a heat wave anymore but it's still the hot, blazing summer these days. I've been looking for more ways to cool down in this heat and realized—what about dessert?!

One of my favorite things about summer (besides the Latin cool down drinks and Latin-flavored ice cream) is ice popsicles. The one thing I'm worried about, though, is the calories. I've definitely had a few too many indulgences since July 4th and now, just as with the Latin low-cal cocktails, I want to fix that—all with the help of my favorite Latin low-calorie ice cream-inspired desserts! There's even one that's JUST for the adults (fi you know what I mean). Yummy.

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What's your favorite low-calorie frozen treat this summer? Share with us in the comments below!

5 Latin low-calorie desserts

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Cranberry-Jalapeño Granita

Ingredients: 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, 1/3 cup sugar, 4 (5-inch) mint sprigs (about 1/2 ounce), 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions: Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain cranberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish; discard solids. Cool to room temperature; stir in lime juice. Cover and freeze for about 45 minutes. Stir cranberry mixture every 45 minutes until completely frozen (about 3 hours). Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light.

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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My spouse is diabetic and we are both overweight. We have a REALLY limited budget. Does anyone have any cheap but good low-carb recipes to share? I'm certainly not lookin for links to low carb recipe websites, I would like actual recipes that you use, possibly something you've produced up, thats both inexpensive and also delicious. Thanks!!. I would such as any kind of main dishes or perhaps side dishes, that are low carb as well as don't use expensive ingredients.. Thanks thus a great deal!!.
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