Skinny Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches, Yum

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Kids and grownups alike love these bite size treats!  They are really simple to make and can be customized to your liking.  Sometimes I roll them in mini chocolate chips or English toffee bits but they taste great with just the cookies and ice cream. The key to making them skinny is using reduced-fat ice cream and thin chocolate wafers.  One sandwich has 67 calories, 2 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUSThey’re  fun to serve for company plus I like to keep these on hand in my freezer for a last minute skinny treat!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freezer Time: 2 hours to firm


Ingredients

1 (9 oz) box Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers

1 container Breyers Vanilla Bean Light Ice Cream (½ fat) or your favorite reduced-fat vanilla ice cream (this recipe uses about 2½ cups total)

Mini chocolate chips, Health English Toffee Bits, jimmies, chopped almonds or peanuts, optional


Instructions

1. Soften ice cream slightly, if necessary, until it’s easy to scoop.

2. Top 1 wafer with 2 tablespoons of ice cream. Put another wafer on top (press down gently so you don’t crack the wafer) to spread out the ice cream.  Spread sides of the ice cream sandwich with a knife.

3. If desired, roll sides of the ice cream in a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips, chopped English toffee or nuts.  Place in freezer.

4. Continue making as many sandwiches as desired and place in the freezer.

5. Freeze for at least two hours, to firm.  When firm, wrap each in plastic wrap and store in freezer.

6. Skinny, Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches will keep in the freezer for several weeks.

Makes 20 mini sandwiches ( 1 mini sandwich per serving)


Food Fact

It’s believed that the ice cream sandwich was invented in New York City in the 1900‘s.  There was a man who had a cart in the Lower East Side.  He made his ice cream sandwiches quickly with a tin mold.  He sold them for 1 cent!


Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets carry Breyer’s Light ice cream.  You can also substitute a soy-based light ice cream.

You’ll find Nabisco Chocolate Wafers in most supermarkets.  They always seem to be displayed in an odd place.  Sometimes they’re on display with ice cream toppings.  Just ask.


Prep Tip

You can vary the ice cream flavor and these sandwiches will taste quite different.  If you’re a real chocolate fan for example, use reduced-fat chocolate ice cream and roll in mini chocolate chips.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 Skinny Mini Ice Cream Sandwich (not including toppings) 67 calories, 2g fat, 1g protein, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 77mg sodium, 7g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 Good Humor Ice Cream Sandwich
160 calories, 6g fat, 2g protein, 25g carbs, 0g fiber, 140mg sodium, 13g sugar

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11 Responses to “Skinny Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches, Yum”

  1. Sherri Says:

    I absolutel love ice cream, espcially now since its been so hot out these days. This looks so simple to make and I like the fact that they are so low in calories there is not too much guilt involved.

  2. Suzanne Says:

    love this recipe and I won’t be feeling one bit guilty eating these either.

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  4. angie Says:

    these look wonderful :) thank you for linking up on successful saturdays!

  5. raquel@eRecipe.com Says:

    Kids and kids at heart will definitely love this. The eat me look is very enticing. I love ice cream! =)

  6. Lisa Says:

    Oh these sound and look divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  7. Kris Says:

    How yummy looking & sounding! The sandwiches in the pictures have the 2 tbl of ice cream? They look so tall! Can’t wait to try/eat … several ;-)

  8. admin Says:

    Thanks Kris! Hope you enjoy!

  9. admin Says:

    Thank you for hosting such a fun event Lisa!

  10. admin Says:

    Thanks Racquel. Enjoy!

  11. admin Says:

    Angie,thanks for hosting successful saturdays! So fun…

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