Tag: Vanilla Ice Cream

Mexican "Unfried" Ice Cream

A skinnier fried ice cream with a sweet crunchy cinnamon topping. Oh-my-word, I can’t tell you how good this is!

If you’ve ever had the Mexican fried ice cream at Chi Chi’s, you’ll understand this recipe. I always loved the concept of fried ice cream, as a kid I remember ordering it and always found it fascinating that the ice cream didn’t melt.

This recipe is a much lighter, healthy version of the original fried version. This isn’t fried at all, but it still has that same great taste with the crunchy cinnamon topping, and cold creamy vanilla ice cream (well, actually frozen yogurt) in the center.

This idea came from a fan. She actually made something like this for a party and layered everything in a square pan which is a great idea if you want to serve a crowd, but for portion control, I thought making them in individual servings was better.

To make it light, I bought my favorite fat free vanilla frozen yogurt: Gotta Have Vanilla from Stonyfield; that stuff is sooo good, I actually prefer it over their other brand Oikos. Then I perused the cereal aisle and decided on using crushed Special K as my crust mixed tossed with some cinnamon. If you are gluten free, I would use a gluten free cereal instead. Enjoy your weekend and have a happy Cinco De Mayo!

Mexican “Unfried” Ice Cream
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 ball w /chocolate syrup • Old Points: 3 • Weight Watcher Points+: 4
Calories: 180 • Fat: 0.5 g • Carb: 36 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 6.5 g • Sugar: 23 g
Sodium: 203 mg • Cholest: 0 mg 


  • 2 cups fat free vanilla frozen yogurt (Stonyfield)
  • 2 cups Special K Cereal, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp Hershey’s chocolate syrup 
  • cherry for topping (optional)
  • Truwhip for topping (optional)


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. With an ice cream scooper, scoop out 4 balls of ice cream 1/2 cup in size and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours, or overnight, until the ice cream is very hard.

Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine the crushed cereal and cinnamon. Using rubber gloves, roll the balls of ice cream in the cereal coating, packing them together into a smooth ball.

Return the coated ice cream to the baking sheet and freeze until ready to serve.

To serve, drizzle with chocolate syrup on top with whipped cream and cherry, if desired.

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Homemade Strawberry Milkshake

Homemade Strawberry Milkshake

by Pam on June 1, 2014

There’s just something so nice about a homemade shake. I decided to treat my family to shakes after dinner. I grabbed some vanilla ice cream, milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla then blended them together to make a thick and creamy strawberry shake. Needless to say, they were a HUGE hit. I love that they took 5 minutes to make and put such huge smiles on my favorite faces.

Combine the vanilla ice cream, milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla extract together in a large blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve with a strawberry garnish and a straw. Enjoy immediately.



Homemade Strawberry Milkshake

Yield: 4

Total Time: 5 min.


2 1/2 cups of vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup of milk (more if you want a thinner shake)
1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulls removed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Combine the vanilla ice cream, milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla extract together in a large blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve with a strawberry garnish and a straw. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net


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Skinny(er) Shamrock Shake

Confession, I’ve never had a shamrock shake from McDonald’s. But I love the idea of a green minty milkshake for St Patrick’s Day, so I set out to make my own, with a bit less fat and calories.

Yesterday I drove to three McDonald’s just to test them out, but no one seemed to carry them in my area, which surprised me since the commercials seem to be running frequently on my TV.

No worries, I figured I know what mint ice cream should taste like, I’m sure it’s not much different.

I put a lot of thought on how I would make this sweet and creamy like a real ice cream shake, without having to add green food coloring. I knew I was going to start with Stonyfield’s 0% fat vanilla frozen yogurt, because I love it and am always amazed at how much it tastes like full fat vanilla ice cream. I also knew I would add a little spearmint extract to give it that minty flavor. But for the coloring, I was stumped,  and then it hit me… avocado’s are green, creamy and taste great in smoothies, so it was the perfect solution.

In fact, I may drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top next time I make this to get that mint chocolate chip experience. This is a fun dessert your kids I bet will enjoy!

Skinny(er) Shamrock Shake
Servings: 2 • Size: little over 1 cup • Old Points: 3 • WW Points +: 4 pts (5 w/ sugar)
Calories: 169.5 • Fat: 6 g • Protein: 7 g • Carb: 23 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 19 g
Sodium: 90.5 mg


  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 3/4 cup Stonyfield Organic 0% fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sliced avocado
  • a few drops Nu Naturals Stevia or 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract (not Peppermint)
  • 1 cup crushed ice


Pour the milk, frozen yogurt, avocado, sugar, mint extract and ice into your blender.

Blend 3-4 minutes until the mixture is thick and icy.

Pour into two glasses, and serve with a straw. Serve immediately.

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