People love the taste of ice cream, but many don’t like what it does to their waistline.
At least 90% of U.S. households eat a frozen, sweet treat on a regular basis. So the idea of giving it up may be hard to comprehend. But there's good news -- you don't have to give it up at all. You just have to modify it a bit. Here are three healthy ice cream options to serve this summer.
Lemon and Buttermilk Ice Cream
For this delicious summertime treat, you only need five ingredients. The ingredients are sugar, half and half, fresh lemon juice, whole milk, and fat-free buttermilk. Start with a large bowl and mix the lemon juice and sugar together. Mix them together until the sugar dissolves. After the sugar has dissolved, add the buttermilk, the half and half, and the whole milk. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe can, cover it, and place it in your freezer. When it’s frozen, you can take it out and serve it to all of your friends and family. It’s the perfect addition to any summer cookout ice cream buffet.
Peach Ice Cream
Nothing screams “summer” more than peaches do, which makes peach ice cream a hit for this season. All you’ll need for this recipe is fat-free evaporated milk, fat-free milk, an egg substitute, calorie-free sweetener, frozen or fresh peaches and almond extract. Take everything but the peaches and combine them in a bowl using a hand mixer. As you’re beating the mixture, slowly start to add some of the peaches in. When you have everything blended, take the mixture and pour it into a freezer-safe can. Pop it in the freezer until it’s hard, take it out, and scoop it into individual ice cream cups. It’s an easy summer treat that many people can enjoy.
Banana Ice Cream
Probably the easiest ice cream on this list to make is banana ice cream. You only need peeled bananas (which are then sliced and frozen), 1% milk, and chopped walnuts to make this delicious dessert. Use a blender and blend the milk and banana pieces together. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a food processor instead. When the mixture is thick, add some walnuts and it’s ready to be served. Super easy, right?
Ice cream is a delicious treat, but you don’t have to give it up if you’re trying to lose weight. Trading regular ice cream out for a healthier option like the ones listed above will give you the sweetness you want without all of the calories.