Desserts: Frozen Desserts: Non-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

Our Recipe Makeover is a delicious fat-free alternative to traditional ice cream.
Per serving: 58 calories, 0.1g fat and 11g carbs
Saves: 214 calories, 17.6g fat and 13.8g carbs!

Author: CalorieKing
Date: November 20, 2012

Suggestions: Use unflavored gelatin, not flavored.

Serves: 12 person(s)
Yield: 12 x 1/3 cup servings

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Extra Time: 4 hrs (for freezing)


    Traditional ice cream is laden with calories and fat. Our makeover recipe replaces the half-and-half, heavy cream and egg yolks with skim milk, gelatin and water resulting in a light and delicious dessert.
  Recipe Makeover

    3 tsp unflavored gelatin (such as Knox gelatin)
    3 cup skim milk
    6 Tbsp sugar
    3 tsp vanilla extract
    3 Tbsp water

  Traditional Recipe

    3 cup half-and-half
    1 cup heavy cream
    7 extra large egg yolks
    9 oz sugar
    1 Tbsp vanilla extract


    Mix gelatin with boiling water and stir until it dissolves. Dissolve sugar in skim milk over a medium heat without letting the mixture boil. Remove from the heat and add the gelatin mixture. Stir in vanilla.

    Pour into a shallow container and freeze until the mixture has set but not frozen solid. Mix with an electric beater until the mixture is white and fluffy. It should be at least double it's original volume. Freeze until solid.


    If a larger recipe serving is desired, divide it into eight 1/2 cup servings.

    For a fruity flavor try adding fresh fruit when you beat the mixture, or top ice cream with fruit. For, for an occasional treat, can serve on low-calorie cake, pie or a low-fat brownie topped with chocolate sauce.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:58 cals272 cals
Kilojoules:243 kJ1,137 kJ
Fat0.1 g17.7 g
Carbohydrates11.0 g24.8 g
Protein2.0 g4.0 g
Cholesterol1.0 mg191.0 mg
Sodium37 mg37 mg
Saturated Fat0.0 g10.0 g
Fiber0.0 g0.0 g
Calcium75.0 mg91.5 mg
Total Sugars9.4 g21.4 g

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