Monday, January 9, 2012

Healthy Soft Serve Ice Cream

One of the things that I have trouble with on Weight Watchers is ice cream.  I can have it of course, but if I want to have more than a tiny toddler sized portion it costs me half my daily points.  No thanks. I usually just avoid it all together since the portion sizes leave me kind of depressed.  Then I heard about people making "soft serve" style ice cream by blending up a banana.  I ignored the idea.  It sounded dumb.  I know what ice cream is like and a banana, even frozen is not ice cream like.  Then desperation came a calling and I gave it a try.  A few additions later and I was enjoying a dessert very similar to soft serve or a blizzard.  It's creamy, with no icy bits.  I love them so much I have been making them daily.  You get a lot to eat and it's healthy.  You could change the flavors on this and make them pretty much whatever you wanted, just stick with the banana base.  I plan on trying to perfect a peanut butter flavor and a cookie dough, so I'll keep you updated!

Healthy Soft Serve- ww pts plus 3
1 peeled frozen banana (peel it before you freeze it)
1 c. frozen black cherries
1/4c. skim milk
1 packet stevia
1 package diet hot chocolate mix
1 tbs.  mini chocolate chips

Put all of the ingredients in your blender pitcher or wide mouth mason jar

To make less of a mess you can screw a wide mouthed mason jar to the base of your blender and make the soft serve in that.  Then you don't need a separate serving dish.

Blend until smooth and there are no chunks of fruit left.  It should look like soft serve, the chocolate chips will still be intact.


We're linking up this tutorial with many more fun tutorials over at Hope Studios.

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