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12 Guiltless summer desserts

Kendra Y. Mims is a freelance writer and online content editor in the Chicagoland area. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in journalism. Her passions include writing, reading, and traveling.

Decadent desserts without guilt

Though it isn’t always easy to fight temptation when your sweet tooth entices you with thoughts of high-calorie and fattening desserts, there are ways to cure your cravings without feeling guilty. You can treat yourself without depriving the body of its cravings. The following desserts will leave your sweet tooth satisfied, and more importantly, you can enjoy them with a clear conscious.

Ice Cream Delights

A scoop of ice cream feels soothing on a hot sunny day. Top it off with your favorite toppings, and you have a delicious treat. Whether it's vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, use these recipes to create your favorite ice cream dish.


chocolate-malt-ice-cream.jpgChocolate Malt Ice Cream
16 servings, ¼ cup each; 134 calories

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups skim milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup malted-milk powder
3 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Blend milk, sugar, dry milk, malted-milk powder and chocolate in a blender until fairly smooth. Pour into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking almost constantly. Remove from the heat.

2. Pour egg whites into a large bowl and whisk in the milk mixture in a slow, steady stream until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Refrigerate until cool, at least 3 hours or overnight.

3. Freeze the ice cream mixture in an ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer's directions. If using the ice cream for sandwiches, freeze until it's firm enough to hold a scoop shape.

 

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 serving; 127 calories

Ingredients :
4 small vanilla-snap cookies
2 tablespoons fruit sorbet, or frozen yogurt

Directions:

1. Top 2 cookies with 1 tablespoon sorbet (or frozen yogurt). Top with 2 more cookies. Freeze sandwiches for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

 

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