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Parents Magazine Salutes Best Frozen Treats, from Pops to Pints

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Parents, the New York City-based magazine published by Meredith Corporation, has released its Best Frozen Treats list, a “people’s choice” selection of flavorful and enjoyable pops, bars, and pints.

“Parents’ Best Frozen Treats 2021 list comprises tasty and healthy frozen treats handpicked by kids and parents that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you cool this summer,” said Julia Edelstein, the magazine’s editor-in-chief.

Parents consulted families in the USA to test over 75 varieties of newly released frozen treats with 50 kids. Nearly 20 products that are all free of artificial food dyes and have parent-approved ingredients and portion sizes, made the cut. They are listed below by category.

Best Bar Frozen Treats

Best Fruity Ice Cream Bar: Turkey Hill Strawberry Fruit & Cream Bar

Best Nostalgic Treat: GoodPop Valencia Orange

Best Mixed-Flavor Bar: Popsicle Mango, Strawberry & Vanilla Swirl Fruit Twisters

Best Non-dairy Bar: So Delicious Dairy Free Dipped Mint Fudge Swirl

Best Chocolate Bar: Blue Bunny Load’d Bars Super Fudge Brownie

Best Pre-Portioned Frozen Treats

Best Frozen Yogurt Treat: Yasso Vanilla Bean Poppables 

Best Ice Cream Cups: Breyers Reese’s Snack Cups

Best Pre-made Cone: Klondike Cones Double Down Chocolate and Classic Chocolate

Best Sorbet: Island Way Sorbet

Best Fruity Treat: Helados Mexico Bolis Con Crema Strawberry Fresa

Best Ice Cream Sandwiches: Sundae Shoppe Minis Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Best Pint Frozen Treats

Best Custard Pint: Tillamook Oregon Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Custard

Best Kids’ Pint: Serendipity Birthday Cake

Best Pint with Mix-Ins: Ben & Jerry’s Thick Mint Topped

Best Dairy-Free Pints: Mauna Loa Macadamia Milk Mango Liliko’I and 365 by Whole Foods Market Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Best Classic Frozen Treats

Trader Joe’s Mini Mochi

Häagen-Dazs Pineapple Coconut

Lime Outshine Fruit Bars

The full list of PARENTS’ Best Frozen Treats 2021 is available on and in the July issue of PARENTS magazine.