Monday, April 20, 2009

New York Cherry Ice Cream

Day 3 of 30. New York Cherry is one of my favorites! I chose to use frozen tart red (pie) cherries instead of dark sweet cherries because they have fewer calories and less (natural) sugar.

New York Cherry Ice Cream

1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1T (about 8g) sugar free vanilla pudding
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 packet Splenda or Stevia
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup tart red cherries (frozen)

1. Add all of the ingredients a bowl except for the cherries. Blend with the immersion blender until smooth and pour into a freezer safe bowl.

2. Cut the frozen cherries in half and sprinkle on top. With a spoon, gently mix in and smooth over the top. Put the lid on your bowl and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 2 and a half hours.

Each bowl has approximately:

218 calories
25.4g protein
2.7g fat
24.1g carbs
2.8g fiber


Evenstar said...

Yumm, these all look great so far, Abby!
Any thoughts on what the sugar free pudding does for the texture? I don't eat aspartame, and haven't found a splenda pudding, so trying to think of substitutes.

Abby said...

It definitely thickens it. You could leave it out, but I'd leave out some of the water then. Or you could maybe add a little vanilla extract and a little xanthan or guar gum.