Sunday, January 23, 2011

Low Fat Peppermint Ice Cream

I bought my hubby one of these for Christmas and yesterday was the first time that I've used it. He and Olivia made ice cream two or three times over the holiday break, but I never got in on the action. I wanted to make a low fat dessert since we were splurging and having prime rib for dinner, and this ice cream really finished off the meal nicely. We served it on top of these yummy fat free brownies. (I've never been able to find a recipe that tops the taste of this boxed mix) I can't rave about this machine enough, even though their was a low amount of fat in the recipe, the ice cream came out creamy and very tasty.

2 cups fat free half and half
1 cup skim milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup peppermint baking pieces, or other type mint pieces
1 tsp peppermint extract (optional, I didn't use it)

Mix all ingredients in a blender and then pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.

All the ingredients in the ice cream maker
Yumm, can you see the mint chips?
My father in law wanted 'just ice cream'
On top of a fat free brownie, what a lovely dessert



  1. I don't know how many servings it is, but the whole thing comes in at 2700 calories, so if it's 9 servings, that's 300 calories each.

  2. Looks yummy. We've been looking at ice cream makers -we have one of the old-fashioned ones that I think we got for our wedding. John wants one with a compressor, but they are so expensive and big. I'll have to show him this one. I like the fact that it has two bowls so you'd hopefully always have at least one frozen.

  3. Lisa, we have really liked this one. It's small enough to store yet with the extra tub you can make quite a bit of ice cream. I bought Tom the red one, and it's so cute. I say go for it!