Monday, February 13, 2012
Mindie's Semi Homemade Meal Replacement Ice Cream!
Oh yes I did!
That's right, meal replacement ice cream. Of course you can enjoy it as a dessert, which is what I recommend. I am calling it "meal replacement" because the main ingredient is two meal replacement shakes. Guess what, it's super easy to make, and only requires 2 other ingredients! I have been experimenting making lighter healthier homemade ice cream, after winning a sweet new Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, and Sorbet maker from The Three Sweet Peas. The best part is, you can have soft serve ice cream ready in about 30 minutes. Now back to our meal replacement ice cream. We made chocolate, but I am sure you could use any flavor you like of the Slim Fast Shakes.
(makes approximately 5 servings or more, depends if you are eating it as a meal replacement or dessert)
2 (10 Fluid Ounce Bottles) of Slim Fast Shakes
10 Fluid Ounces of Milk (or 1 shake bottle filled with milk)
1 can (14 Ounces) of Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
Put all of your ingredients into your ice cream maker. I used regular milk, not skim, but I would venture to say you could substitute, it just won't be as creamy. The shakes and milk should both be cold before you start. Follow the directions per your ice cream maker. Ours took about 30 minutes for soft serve. After 30 minutes I removed the ice cream from the machine and put it in an air tight container. Then I let it harden in the Freezer. Of course my son didn't let me get all of it put away, he enjoyed a thick creamy ice cream shake first.
For picture sake, I topped it with some store bought fat free chocolate syrup, but that's optional of course.
I would love to hear if you are going to try this recipe. Let me know what shake flavor you would try it with first.
Note: this obviously is not a low sugar dessert, since Slim- Fast and sweetened condensed milk both have a lot of sugar in them. It is however reduced in fat since you are avoiding using the heavy cream most ice cream calls for. It's also a dessert that offers some protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, not always easy to find, and I think that's pretty cool.
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