Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I scream...for ice cream



I have been on a serious ice cream kick lately. Could it be the humid weather outside? Most likely. It's certainly nice to cool off with such a frosty sweet treat. Still, I really need to stay away from all the dang gelato shops and ice cream parlors. Just last night, some siren (aka, my sweet tooth) lured me to Morellis Gourmet Ice Cream, where I then proceeded to inhale sweet potato pie-flavored ice cream in a sugar cone. Woof...it was delicious, oozing marshmallow and sprinkles of graham cracker. Only problem? I think it added a pound or two to my waistline. So in the interest of keeping slim, I'm going to stick to the healthier versions of my favorite summer treat. They are out there, folks! You just have to look a little bit harder. Here are a few sucralose-sweetened ice cream recipes to start you out, though.
P.S. Today is National Ice Cream Day, so it's okay if you splurge just a teensy, weensy bit.

Banana Split Freeze

Lorena Garcia's Vanilla Ice Cream with Infused Papaya Chunks and Pomegranate Drizzle

Raspberry Ice

3 comments:

Sweet_Tooth said...

I'm a new follower of your blog and I love what you're doing here. This is exactly the kind of go-to low-cal resource with a dash of good narrative fun that I've been looking for.

I know what you mean about the ice-cream...there's just something about it. We stopped for homemade peach ice cream on the way back from the beach a week ago and it was like a heavenly bit of summer in a cone.
On their sign they advertised Hershey's sugar free vanilla - and since I myself have just joined the SugarFree ranks I'm curious to know if its any good?

Audrey Taylor said...

Sweet Tooth,
Thanks so much for the kind words. It really means a lot. As for the Hershey's sugar-free vanilla, tell me more! Was it ice cream or syrup or a candy bar topping? I can't believe I haven't heard about this yet. I'm definitely going to have to check it out...but if it's as tasty as some of Hershey's other sugar-free offerings (chocolate syrup, peanut butter cups, etc.) then it will likely be a big hit in my household.

Sweet_Tooth said...

Its a sugar-free vanilla ice cream!! I am hoping to track it down in the store this weekend. Thinking of making a dish smothered in fresh summer berries or peaches. If I do I'll surely post about it, but if you get your hands on some first let me know how it is!