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Avocado Ice Cream

This is not your run of the mill ice cream ! It is filled with MUFA, is sweet and tasty, and will definitely turn heads ! Give it a try next time you are ready to make some ice cream.

Avocado Ice Cream
Avocado Ice Cream

8 servings
224 calories per serving

1 ½ c avocado puree (about 3 avocados worth)
1 ½ c water
1 1/3 c sugar
¼ c lime juice
1/3 c tequila
Lime zest garnish

Puree avocado and add water, sugar, lime juice and tequila and pulse until well combined. Refrigerate the mix from 1 hour to overnight. Place in ice cream maker and freeze according to instructions. Garnish with lime zest.

Strawberry Ice ‘Cream’ (no ice cream maker needed)

This is so completely and utterly delicious ! You won’t even miss the CREAM in this ice ‘cream’. The yogurt and sugar make a great, sweet and creamy base and then the minced up frozen strawberries just take over and you have an explosion of flavor with each bite. This is an award winner. And at 70 calories per serving – soooooooooooo guilt free !

Strawberry Ice 'Cream'
Strawberry Ice 'Cream'

4 servings
70 calories per serving

1 lb. frozen strawberries
1 c 2 % plain Greek yogurt
¼ c sugar
½ t vanilla extract

In food processor pulse 1 c frozen berries until finely chopped and then transfer to a metal bowl (a metal bowl will get colder quicker in the freezer). Process yogurt, sugar, vanilla and the rest of the berries – move to metal bowl and stir with the other strawberries. Cover and freeze 1 hour (do not let get too hard).

Coffee, Vanilla and Chocolate

This is such a great dessert – so satisfying and definitely guilt free. The Cool Whip topping makes the ice cream sandwiches into something really special. If you don’t like coffee, try adding some vanilla or a flavored extract to the cool whip for some extra flavor.

Coffee, Vanilla and Chocolate
Coffee, Vanilla and Chocolate

6 servings
225 calories per serving

1 T instant coffee
2 t sugar
2 T hot water
8 oz. cool whip, thawed
6 low fat ice cream sandwiches
3 T shaved chocolate

Dissolve coffee and sugar in hot water and fold into the cool whip. Arrange ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan and spread with cool whip mix. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate, cover and freeze 2 hours.

Coffee Soft Serve Ice Cream – NO ICE CREAM MAKER NECESSARY

It is amazing how creamy of a product this turns out considering there is no ice cream maker involved. I’ve made it many times, always with good results. It’s well worth the calories 🙂

Coffee Soft Serve Ice Cream
Coffee Soft Serve Ice Cream

12 ½ c servings
299 calories per serving

½ c whole milk
1 T vanilla
2 T instant coffee powder
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 t salt
2 c heavy cream

Stir milk and coffee together so coffee dissolves than add vanilla, condensed milk and salt. Beat heavy cream to stiff peaks (but don’t over beat or the cream will begin to break down) and then fold into the milk mix. Folding is just a method to mix things a little gentler than stirring. You just keep inserting a spatula or spoon UNDER the ingredients and left or fold them up on top – keep repeating to fully incorporate the ingredients. Pour into a shallow 1 ½ quart METAL (because it conducts the cold better) bowl and freeze the mix 4 hours, stirring once halfway through.

If you keep this in the freezer for more than a day, it will get very hard and you need to let it sit a few minutes before scooping out servings.

Toffee Ice Cream Pie

You’d never know this is fat free ice cream. Adding the toffee bits and topping with Cool Whip and hot fudge make this as delicious as any full calorie dessert.

Toffee Ice Cream Pie
Toffee Ice Cream Pie

8 servings
272 calories per serving

3 c fat free vanilla ice cream
2 1.4 oz. Heath bars, finely chopped
1 6 oz. low fat graham crust
½ c hot fudge topping
½ c cool whip, thawed

Combine ice cream and candy and then spoon into a crust then cover and freeze 3 hours. Cut into 8 slices and drizzle with hot fudge and top with cool whip.

Root Beet Float Pops

These really taste like you are sipping a root beer float – but they also cool you off on a hot summer day.

Root Beet Float Pops
Root Beet Float Pops

6 servings (6 oz. pops)
67 calories per serving

12 oz. diet root beer, very cold (so it foams less)
6 maraschino cherries, stems removed
1 ¼ c lite vanilla ice cream, left out for 10-15 minutes so it gets melty and easy to work with

Pour an inch worth of root beer in each mold spooning off any foam that develops then drop in a cherry. Freeze one hour. Divide ice cream amount molds and freeze for an hour. Add the rest of the root beer spooning off any foam, insert sticks and freeze at least 5 hours.

Frozen Grasshoppers

Always a hit – Always enjoyed – and so very simple to make ! After I cut them up, I wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze in single portions.

Frozen Grasshoppers
Frozen Grasshoppers

16 servings
260 calories per serving

28 Oreo cookies
1 ½ qt. mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened
8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
1 square grated semi sweet chocolate

Line a 13×9 pan with foil extending the foul over the sides of the pan. Crush 20 cookies (I put them in a zip loc bag and pound with the bottom of a mug – but using a food processor or blender works well too) and sprinkle crumbs into the pan. Spread ice cream over crumbs and then top with cool whip and chocolate then freeze 3 hours. Before serving, let sit out 15 minutes to soften a bit. Serve each piece with ½ a cookie on top.

Coffee and Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream rolled in white chocolate shavings and covered in a coffee and Kahlua Syrup – how decadent is that ? 🙂

Coffee and Ice Cream
Coffee and Ice Cream

6 servings
98 calories per serving

3 c non fat vanilla ice cream, softened
2 oz. grated white chocolate
½ c black coffee, at room temperature
1/3 c coffee liqueur (Kahlua)

Scoop ice cream to form 6 balls and place on a sheet and place in freezer until the balls are firm. Then roll them in the chocolate. Mix Kahlua and coffee and divide among 6 bowls. Place a ball in each bowl.

Apple Crisp

This is so low cal on its own that there’s plenty of room to add a nice scoop of light vanilla ice cream 🙂

Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp

9 servings
132 calories per serving

3 medium apples, cored and sliced thin
1 t cinnamon
2 T sugar
2 T flour

1 c quick oats
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 c brown sugar
2 T margarine

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix first four ingredients and place into a 9 inch square baking dish. In a small bowl mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over the apples. Bake until apples are soft, about 30 minutes.

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