Low-Cal Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients I want to share with you one of my new favorite desserts!

Iskream Start with some low calorie vanilla ice cream. I am loving Iskream reduced fat vanilla flavored with truvia. It’s only 110 calories per 1/2 cup with 4 grams of fat (2.5 saturated) and 4 grams of protein. Scoop out about a 1/2 cup and let it soften a bit in a bowl.

Cherries on top of iskream Next add some organic frozen cherries–I use Earthbound Farm Organic Cherries. I cut the cherries in halves or quarters and mix them in with the ice cream.

Iskream blended with cherries Mix the ice cream and fruit well.

My favorite dessert Then, grab your favorite graham crackers plain or chocolate or even cinnamon dusted and place the ice cream concoction in between two sheets. The ones pictured here are Back to Nature, they are delicious. Depending on how much ice cream you put in between, you might use just 2 crackers or you can use 4 crackers. Put the sandwiches back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes then eat and enjoy!!!

300px-Make-Homemade-Ice-Cream-Sandwiches-Intro You can experiment with the ice cream flavors, fruit and graham crackers you use. A few other favorites of mine include Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip (regular or 1/2 the fat) between two chocolate graham crackers. Arctic Zero’s strawberry flavor with sliced frozen banana pieces inside two regular graham crackers that have a thin smear of peanut butter or almond butter on them. Stonyfield Farms Blueberry Greek frozen yogurt with extra frozen blueberries between chocolate or regular graham crackers. Haagen-Dasz dark chocolate ice cream with frozen raspberries between chocolate graham crackers. Edy’s slow churned vanilla bean ice cream or peach frozen yogurt with frozen peaches between cinnamon graham crackers. I could go on forever!

ice cream sandwiches Be creative and have fun with your ice cream concoctions. You can make them as light or as decadent as you wish. You can use fat free or low fat cool whip even instead of ice cream. You can add chopped nuts, frozen mini dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips, coconut flakes or chocolate covered espresso beans. You can experiment with different ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors. You can also use cookies to make your ice cream sandwiches. I love Nairn’s stem ginger gluten free oat cookies they taste great with Reed’s ginger ice cream flavors mixed with tiny pieces of frozen pineapple chunks in between. Or Nairn’s dark chocolate chip oat biscuits with coffee ice cream in between add extra mini dark chocolate chips or a few finely chopped almonds to the ice cream–delish!

Watermelon-Sorbet3 All of these make great party treats as well and are fun to make with your kids or significant other. Valentines day make some of your favorite heart shaped cookies and add watermelon (a natural aphrodisiac) ice cream in between them for a sweet treat that won’t weigh you down before you snuggle in the covers together! If you’re super creative here’s an awesome recipe for watermelon ice cream: http://recipestonourish.blogspot.com/2011/08/creamy-watermelon-ice-cream.html courtesy of Recipes to Nourish. You can also buy or make your own delicious watermelon sorbet.

 

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