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Any Suggestions For Healthy Ice-Cream/Frz Yougurt?

Ice cream & Frozen yougurt are my favorite foods, I can eat them all day long. I've been eating a lot of the WW and Healthy Choice and they're great, but does anyone have any other suggestions of ice-creams/yougurts that are healthier alternatives?

Thanks! :)

Thu. Jul 28, 7:32am

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Healthier, similar choices, are homemade smoothies. Use either fresh or frozen fruit, skim milk, or real juice, and ice cubes. You can make them really thick by using "creamier" fruits, like bananas, and using frozen versions of other ones, like strawberries or blueberries. If they're thick, put it in a bowl and eat with a spoon!

Another simple one is, get some lowfat chocolate milk, and freeze some in an ice cube tray. Then make a smoothie in the blender of chocolate milk, chocolate ice cubes, and a squeeze of Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup - it's a much healthier choice than any real ice cream, from what I've seen.

Also, a Wendy's kiddie-sized frosty is only like 90 calories!

Thursday, July 28, 2005, 7:59 AM

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Icecream we all scream

I let myself indulge in Ben and Gerry's Cherry Garcia Low Fat Frozen Yogurt every once in a while. It's yummy. Buy the smallest size though becuse it is addicting.

Thursday, July 28, 2005, 3:26 PM

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If you live in Texas or some parts of the southern US, Blue Bell ice cream is the best. They have a low-fat frozen yogurt that's excellent, and also a no-sugar-added ice cream that's great too.

Thursday, July 28, 2005, 5:48 PM

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I love ice cream, too. :)

I live in LA - and I have found (thru my WW meetings) - the HOLY GRAIL of frozen yogurt at Penguin's. Now - not all Penguin's are created equal. I would suggest hunting down a good frozen yogurt shop and finding something that is low in calories, non-fat, and tastes good. I buy a quart at a time of the vanilla - it's only 9 calories per oz - and tastes just like the old fashioned vanilla soft serve.

I also like Dreyer's No Sugar Added Mint Chocolate Chip - but you have to watch your serving size. One serving is only 1/2 cup. So - I bought 1/2 cup gladware - I CRAM in all I can fit into the cup - and that's all I get. Savor every taste.

Weight Watchers makes these great smoothie packets - although the chocolate is a bit chalky. I love the vanilla and orange - mix either of them in the blender w/ water/skim milk, fruit & ice cubes. I've also used the orange smoothie mix w/ Crystal Light's Pineapple Orange drink, a couple of slices of pineapple and some ice. It's a lot like an orange julius!

Klondike makes great Slim-A-Bear ice cream sandwiches - those are yummy.

Friday, July 29, 2005, 2:17 PM

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frozen bananas

Seriously...a frozen banana is a wonderful substitute for ice cream! It has just about the same consistency and although it has a good amount of calories at least you know you are getting some nutrients from it.

Friday, July 29, 2005, 2:59 PM

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Edy's Grand Light Ice Cream

I love the one called French Silk, it's soooo good, you have to try it. It's not as diet as the ones mentioned above, but it is low-cal and low-fat, but you really can't tell, because it's so good! If you want to enjoy your ice cream, try it.

Friday, July 29, 2005, 3:24 PM

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Frozen Light Cool Whip or Redi-Whip

You can put some cool whip in the freezer and freeze it. When frozen,. eat it like ice cream

Sunday, July 31, 2005, 6:10 PM

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PA area

If you're in an area that sells Turkey Hill brand, try the smoothie flavored frozen yoguts. They are 100 calories & 0 fat. Yum - just stick with the porion size (no matter the brand) and you'll be able to indulge once in a while.


Monday, August 01, 2005, 2:17 PM

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I LOVE Edy's No Sugar Added (sweetened with Splenda) Fat Free Raspberry Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream. It is DELICIOUS and has the creamy texture of ice cream instead of frozen yogurt (which I find to be kind of watery).

Tuesday, August 02, 2005, 7:51 AM

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Combine whatever ice cream you choose with lots of healthy toppings, like berries, or lower-calorie topings like light cool whip. Then the bowl looks fuller, even with less ice cream. I love the "marble slab" ice cream b/c it mixes in so many toppings - you can do it at home with a flat wooden spoon or ice cream scoop and a plastic cutting board. Measure out 1 serving of whatever light ice cream you want (or less than 1 serving!) and put it on the cutting board, and mash it up with a bunch of berries. Top with cool whip. You've only added a few calories, but increased the size dramatically!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005, 10:09 AM

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This is my mom's recipe, but, sooo good! Make 1 package sugar-free strawberry jello, and before it sets, mix equal parts cool whip and the liquid jello into individual parfait cups (champagne glasses work great too!) Put in fridge to solidify. Cover with saran wrap after a day or two to keep them good longer, but they're great (and very low cal) dessert treats!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005, 10:11 AM

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i could live on this...take a low fat graham cracker, break it in two, put cool whip lite or free in between and freeze, then wrap in foil, they're good for a week and they are about 60-80 cals depending on cracker and amount of cool whip, they're amazing, and you can mix in fruit, nuts, anything you like to make it a really delicious treat!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005, 9:11 AM

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I love haagen daaz

they have incredible frozen yogurt, especially the "coffee" flavor. And they don't put any "junk" in it.

Thursday, August 04, 2005, 2:13 PM

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frozen yogurt recipe

hi! i have been searching all over the place for a low fat option for gelato, frozen yogurt and or ice cream.
i finally found one which is apparently really good- i am making it tonight for the first time.
you'll need:
1/2 c lt brown sugar, packed
1/3 c natural peanut butter
1- 8 oz. 'tub' of coolwhip- coolwhip lite
1-16 oz. 'tub' of greek yogurt or any kind of strained/drained plain or vanilla yogurt.
1 teaspoon va.

mix it all up, put in ice cream maker and voila!

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 6:50 PM

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frozen yogurt- nutritional info and web link continued from above

here is recipe and nutritional breakdown from site

ool Whip Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

* 1/3 cup crunchy all-natural peanut butter (such as Smart Balance)
* 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly-packed
* 1 8 oz. container lite Cool Whip
* 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
* 16 oz. plain non-fat Greek yogurt or plain yogurt, drained

With an electric mixer, beat all of the ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture into a frozen yogurt maker or ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Serve immediately or store, tightly covered, in the freezer for up to 3 days.

Makes 4 generous servings.

Per serving: 421 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 58 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein, 17% vitamin A, 2% vitamin C, 26% calcium, 24% iron

find link below for website:

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 6:55 PM

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Here are the ingredients for my favorite smoothie. It really is SUCH a treat. I never measure, so feel free to add more or less of what you like:

Strawberries (I like partially frozen)
Frozen banana
Knudsen's Pineapple Coconut Nectar

I'm thinking of trying it with some protein mix when I start weight training again.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 7:32 PM

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Try your local health food store and see if they have any Rice Dream. You can get in in a container, sandwich bars or popcicle. I think it's made from brown rice, which sounds gross to eat as a dessert, but the taste grows on you!

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 10:12 PM

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They have Rice Dream just at my supermarket. I've never tried it.
I like Skinny Cow sandwiches. Also no sugar fudgsicles (Popsicle brand).
And I echo the Dreyer's/Edy's Grand Light vote. Yum. They are actually the same company with the exact same products, just different brand names for different areas.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 11:19 PM

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If you live in an area where you have Publix supermarkets, their brand of sherbert is heavenly. I particularly like the Raspberry Blush, and it's only 80 cals per serving. I keep my freezer stocked so I don't give in to any ice cream or cookie cravings instead!

I also second the Skinny Cow 100-calorie ice cream sandwiches.

Friday, July 13, 2007, 9:39 AM

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Healthier alternative

You might want to look up Arctic Zero since it's only 136 calories per pint, no artificial sweeteners, and it has 20 grams of whey protein in it. The same company also makes the world's lowest calorie softserve product called Carbawhey.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 3:27 PM

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Depends on what you consider "healthy". On account of Haagen Dazs being the only icecream I can find that doesn't add a bunch of fillers, binders, artifical sugars or corn sugars to it, I find their strawberry, choco, or vanilla flavours to be the purest best icecream available at a grocer. It's all I buy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 8:06 PM

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Try this

Try sherbert, taste great for a yogurty taste. Weigth watchers does a little bit better with healthier ice cream.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 9:35 PM

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Look around for a health store that serves soft serve and ask about the nutritional info. There's a really "crunchy" health food store near me, and their soft-serve is 10 cals per ounce, so a half cup is 40 calories. It tastes really good too! They sell it in sizes up to 1 pint; I often buy the pint and put it in the freezer. The consistency isn't as good as real ice cream, but the lack of guilt when I eat it definitely makes up for it!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 12:27 PM

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Penguins sell a product called "Only 8" it is call this because it has only eight ingredients. 40g is only 32 calories and 0 grams of total fat. It is 1 weight watchers point and the one by my work changes the flavor every two weeks. Its a great treat in the summer time.

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 6:19 PM

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I just bought some Skinny Cow Dippers and I don't like them. The chocolate is very thin and you can hardly taste it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 2:17 AM

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Penguins Soft Serve is carbawhey not the only 8 crap!

The low calorie good tasting stuff is carbawhey. It's 20 calories not 40 calories per 4 ounce serving. The only 8 stuff made my sister fat, it's a bunch of refined crap.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 11:50 PM

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