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Food Showdown: How Do Sorbet and Sherbet Compare?

If you thought that sorbet and sherbet were the same things, think again! Here's the quick lowdown: Sorbet is made of pureed iced fruits, along with other ingredients (like sugar), but doesn't contain milk. Sherbet is made of fruit juice and sugar, plus some milk, egg white, or gelatin (or all of the above). These two iced treats are both low-calorie and often fat-free alternatives to ice cream and are sold at most ice cream shops. Which cold and fruity treat is lower in fat: Cold Stone's Sinless Raspberry Sorbet or Baskin Robbins' Strawberry Lemonade Punch Sherbet?
Posted 6/13/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 34 comments   42,815 views
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15 Healthier Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

"Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Who doesn't like a frozen treat on a warm summer day? But if you're reading this article, I'm confident you're not screaming for the sugar, fat, and empty calories. By making some simple substitutions, you can enjoy a sweet frozen treat that is good for you too.

Making ice cream is easier than you might think and actually doesn't require many ingredients. Most recipes are gluten-free and using coconut milk makes it dairy-free too. It can be as simple as throwing your favorite fruits and non-fat "milk" in a blender and then putting it in the freezer to set up. My favorite way to make ice cream is to let my children choose the flavors and make it with me. Here are the steps to make ice cream with a few plastic bags and some simple ingredients. 
Posted 8/1/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 17 comments   111,078 views
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Bacon Sundaes: Dream Combo or Nightmare Snack?

What do you get when you top vanilla soft serve ice cream with chocolate fudge and caramel sauce? An ice cream sundae of course. Now for a limited time you can top that with hardwood smoked bacon pieces when you visit Burger King and make it a Bacon Sundae!

The bacon and ice cream combination seems to be the new taste sensation of the year. In February, Jack in the Box launched its bacon-flavored milkshake followed by Denny's Maple Bacon Sundae creation. Both were only offered for a limited time and now BK is following suit. It seems that other sweet-salty combinations like Bacon Chocolate Bars, Bacon Maple Cupcakes, and Bacon Lollipops have also become popular.
Burger King didn't just introduce the Bacon Sundae for the summer. They are also featuring other favorites from BBQ pork or chicken sandwiches and sweet potato fries to frozen lemonade for a limited time. Their new It's BBQ Day at Burger King commercial highlights all the best things about summer in America like picnics, lemonade and ice cream to also help get you in the mood. How does the new Burger King Bacon Sundae stack up nutritionally?

Photo by SparkPeople member KALORIE-KILLAH

Posted 7/9/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 47 comments   11,780 views
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Food Showdown: I Scream for (Slow Churned) Ice Cream!

All of a sudden, the extent to which your favorite ice creams are "churned" is becoming important. Now we have slow churned, extra churned, double churned--what's with all the churning, and what does it really do?  Well, ice cream manufacturers have been experimenting with churning their mixtures longer, hoping to improve the texture and flavor of the lighter (low-fat) versions of their full-fat favorites.  Which of these two creamy flavors is lower in calories than the other: Edy's Slow Churned Rich & Creamy Chocolate ice cream, or Breyer's Half-Fat Creamy Chocolate?
Posted 6/16/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 43 comments   33,350 views
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae from Weight Watchers Smart Ones

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®. It was written by the SparkPeople staff.

No matter where you are on your weight-management journey, Smart Ones® helps you stay on track by offering a variety of products that are convenient and taste great. And, because you asked for it, all of their desserts are now available in a convenient four-pack!

That includes the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae: Low-fat cookie-flavored ice cream over a crumbly cookie crust topped with fudge sauce with cookie dough crumbles.

140 Calories
3g Fat
0g Fiber
2g Protein

Learn more about the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae and all the great varieties by clicking here--you can also find coupons and other special promotions!

Posted 2/13/2012  10:00:00 AM By:   : 11,493 views
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We Tried It: Weight Watchers Ice Cream Treats

Editor's Note: This is a sponsored blog post written by the SparkPeople team.

No matter where you are in your journey, what counts are the little choices you make every day. That’s why Weight Watchers® is proud to offer a delectable line of frozen treats that allow you to eat what you love and still help you meet your weight loss goals. From creamy and crunchy to fruity and frozen, Weight Watchers® frozen treats satisfy with decadent taste and low PointsPlus® values. The best part? They’re from Weight Watchers®! So you know you’re making a smart choice no matter which tasty treat you choose.

Look for Weight Watchers® frozen treats in your grocer’s freezer case.
Savor bite at a time!

Weight Watchers® Ice Cream
is available in snack sizes for a quick pick me up, standard sizes for when you want a little more, and GIANT sizes for those times when you really want to reward yourself.  With such a delicious variety, the whole family can enjoy these low calorie, better-for-you treats.
Posted 1/4/2012  6:00:00 PM By:   : 56 comments   22,754 views
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Eat It: All-Natural, 100-Calorie, No-Fat 'Ice Cream'

I love to read food and healthy living blogs in my spare time. In the last few weeks, I've been seeing the same frozen treat pop up in various incarnations all over the healthy living blogosphere: banana soft-serve "ice cream."

With a mild intolerance to lactose, I can't even glance at ice cream without getting a bellyache. I rely on soy and coconut versions when I have a craving, but the former have an ingredient list as long as my arm and the latter are expensive! When I heard that there was a way to make soft-serve ice cream with no dairy, no cholesterol, no artificial ingredients, no added sugar and no preservatives, I was intrigued but skeptical. Then I saw the results on one of my favorite food blogs.

I decided to give it a whirl. To prepare, I cut up three bananas and put them in a plastic container in the freezer over the weekend. Last night, I broke out my food processor and whipped up a batch of Easy, Breezy Banana Soft Serve.
Served with a drizzle of homemade chocolate syrup on top, this was a simple and decadent dessert.

My 17-year-old meat-and-potatoes eating brother cleaned his bowl, and so did my ice cream snob of a boyfriend. The proof is in the (frozen banana) pudding!

There's really no recipe involved, but the instructions and some tips are below.
Posted 7/20/2009  11:57:58 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 162 comments   27,505 views
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We Share Our Favorite 100-Calorie Ice Cream Treats

When the mercury started rising, we hit the supermarkets, scouring the freezer section for the tastiest low-calorie ice cream treats. We tried a few, and we selected three 100-calorie treats to share with you. (There were a few higher-calorie runner-ups, too!)
Read on to find out what we thought!

Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle bars
They say: "My divinely decadent chocolate ice cream bar, drizzled with chocolatey ribbons, is surprisingly skinny."

We say: "The Skinny Cow Truffle Bars are delicious, amazing, fantastic. Seriously, I love these. They're creamy and chocolatey."

"I tried the truffle and it was very good for 100 calories. I would consider buying them.
I usually buy Skinny Cow at home. This would just be another lighter ice cream option."

"One word: Ahhh…"
Posted 6/23/2009  6:25:09 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 184 comments   25,807 views
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