Desserts: Frozen Desserts: Orange Creamsicles
This fun, frozen dessert is easy enough for the kids to help make. Plus, as it's a Recipe Makeover, it's much lighter than a traditional recipe!
Per serving: 138 calories and 2.5g fat.
Saves: 134 calories and 3.2g fat.
Author: Wisconsin Milk and Marketing Board - www.eatwisconsincheese.com
Date: July 11, 2013
Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x creamsicles
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 6 hrs (for freezing)
Although orange creamsicles can be purchased ready-made and can be somewhat low in calories, store-bought regular orange creamsicles are made with higher-fat ingredients, lots of added sugar, artificial flavorings, and colorings. Or, if made at home, traditional recipes generally call for high-fat, high-sugar ingredients.
However, this madeover recipe replaces higher-fat ice cream with lower-fat, sugary orange sherbet with healthier yogurt and orange juice concentrate. And, the added bonus is that the family can have fun making them.
| Recipe Makeover|
2 cup (1 pint) vanilla low-fat ice cream, softened
1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (6 oz) carton orange fat-free yogurt
6 (5 oz) paper cups
6 wooden popsicle sticks
| Traditional Recipe|
2 cup vanilla ice cream
3 cup orange sherbet
1/2 cup orange gelatin dessert mix
6 popsicle molds, or 6 small cups and 6 wooden sticks
In a large bowl, mix softened ice cream, juice concentrate and yogurt, stirring until thoroughly blended.
Pour into paper cups. Cover each cup with foil. Make a slit in foil with a knife and insert stick into orange mixture. Freeze until hard (about 6 hours). Remove foil and paper cups to serve.
If preferred, use no-added-sugar ice cream and yogurt.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.
|Calories:||138 cals||272 cals|
|Kilojoules:||578 kJ||1,137 kJ|
|Fat||2.5 g||5.7 g|
|Carbohydrates||26.2 g||50.3 g|
|Protein||3.9 g||3.7 g|
|Cholesterol||7.0 mg||18.0 mg|
|Sodium||47 mg||125 mg|
|Saturated Fat||1.4 g||3.5 g|
|Fiber||0.2 g||0.0 g|
|Calcium||119.0 mg||87.0 mg|
|Total Sugars||25.3 g||46.3 g|