I love ice cream year round, but especially in the heat of the summer. An every night ice cream treat might catch up with me, so I have found some simple treats to satisfy my sweet tooth while managing the calorie damage. Here are my favorite five ideas and recipes below!
YOGURT COOKIE POPS
2 cups lowfat banana-vanilla yogurt (or whatever flavor you like)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
18 rainbow vanilla wafers cookies, 3 different colors, 6 cookies each
- Whisk yogurt and brown sugar in a bowl to blend. Divide between six 3-oz waxed paper cups. Freeze 1 hour. Insert an ice cream stick in each cup. Freeze at least 2 hours more.
- Put 6 of the same color cookies in ziptop bag; crush with a rolling pin. Repeat twice with remaining cookies.
- Working with 2 pops at a time, carefully tear off cups. Roll both in the same color crumbs. Place in a new cup; freeze until ready to eat. Repeat with remaining cups and crumbs.
KEY LIME YOGURT PIE
Key lime yogurt, fresh lime peel and juice give a refreshing tangy taste to a cool pie that’s only 110 calories a serving!
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
½ tbsp. grated lime peel
4 key lime pie yogurts (I like Yoplait)
½ cup cool whip
1 graham cracker or oatmeal pie crust
Mix first 4 ingredients together. Place in pie crust and freeze. Thaw 1 hour before serving.