If you're looking for a lighter alternative to ice cream, look no further! This super-simple Berry Ice Cream Pops recipe uses real creamer to give the treat that creamy taste without adding much in the way of calories or fat. The key is in the Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla creamer -- when mixed with other good-for-you ingredients like real fruit and skim milk, you get an ice cream-like flavor with added nutritional benefits.
Note: When you make this recipe with frozen berries instead of fresh berries, you can actually serve it immediately as ice cream, as pictured below, courtesy of the Coffee-mate recipes page.
- 1/2 cup Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla creamer
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 3 cups mixed berries (use frozen if you'd like to eat immediately as an "ice cream"
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Spoon or pour mixture into Popsicle molds. If you don't have molds, use ice trays or small freezer-safe containers, just remember to place a craft stick into each container to use as a handle when frozen. If using frozen berries, you can serve the mixture immediately as "ice cream" or a smoothie.
- Freeze pops for at least four hours.
- Remove Berry Ice Cream Pops from the containers by running under warm water for about 10 seconds to loosen the pop from the mold.
Laura Williams, M.S.Ed.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Texas State University, Laura Williams focused her career on aquatic and fitness management. Over the course of eight years she moved cross-country three times to take on progressively more difficult roles. She left management in 2010 to finish her master’s degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She is now a writer, entrepreneur and the “Sporty Girl CEO” of GirlsGoneSporty. When she’s not working, Laura can be found running her dogs, snowboarding, lifting weights, attempting yoga or watching shamelessly trashy television. Connect with Laura on Google+.