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Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

delicious and skinny homemade mini ice cream sandwichesYou can find Nancy and all of her incredible recipes over at SkinnyKitchen.com. This post was originally featured there.

Kids and grownups alike love these mini ice cream sandwiches. They are the perfect bite size treat! 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 and I like to keep these on hand in my freezer for a last-minute skinny treat!

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

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. These 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- almond- or coconut-milk based ice cream to meet your dietary needs.

You’ll find Nabisco Chocolate Wafers in most supermarkets. I always seem to find them displayed in an unusual place. Sometimes they’re on display with ice cream toppings. If you can’t find them be sure to ask.

Prep Tip
You can, of course, 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

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called <a href="http://www.skinnykitchen.com">Skinny Kitchen</a>. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

Haralee

Friday 24th of June 2016

Love this Nancy. Cute and pickup easy for little and big hands!

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Friday 24th of June 2016

Thanks for the feature ladies! So easy and yummy to make for the hot days of summer. Enjoy! All the best, Nancy

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