Skinny Treats
With Little Prep!

Summertime is when the livin's easy, and what is easier than a chilly, no-bake dessert? How about a no-bake dessert with a skinny spin? These three delicious recipes are a cinch to prepare, require no hot oven and are low in fat and calories! This is good news, last time I checked, guilt doesn't go with that new string bikini.

Low-fat chocolate ice cream

Creamy chocolate ice cream, light banana peanut butter milkshakes and a skinny frozen pumpkin pie make summer entertaining a breeze! Just be sure to have a cooler or fridge open so you can store these chilly desserts so they don't melt. Other than that, dig in and enjoy your sweets guilt-free!

Low-fat chocolate ice cream

Serves about 6


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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Skinny peanut butter banana milkshakes

Skinny peanut butter banana milkshakes

Serves about 2


  • 1-1/2 large frozen ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3-1/2 cup low-fat whipped topping


  1. Add bananas, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, peanut butter and whipped topping to a blender. Blend on low until mixture is smooth. It should be thick, but if you want it to be a little thicker, add 1/2 cup light vanilla ice cream and blend.

Frozen pumpkin mousse pie

Frozen pumpkin mousse pie

Recipe adapted from Eating Well

Serves about 8-10


  • 1 low-fat, store-bought gingerbread or graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 cups low-fat vanilla ice cream, softened


  1. Mix canned pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice together until fully combined. Add in ice cream and mix until well blended. Carefully spoon the mixture into the prepared crust and freeze until firm, about two hours. Before serving, let the pie soften in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Comments on "3 Low-fat no-bake desserts"

Nancy March 16, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Looks so good!! Thanks!

Megan February 21, 2013 | 3:23 PM

The peanut butter banana shake sounds incredible. I am totally making that as soon as my bananas freeze over!

Tina February 02, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Wow I just book marked this page. All of these look amazing, thanks so much!

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